National champion Duryodhan Singh Negi (69kg) claimed a hard four-1 overcome Armenia’s Koryun Astoyan in his opening bout to enter the second spherical of the World Men’s Boxing Championships right here on Friday. The Indian will face Jordan’s 6th seed Zeyad Eashash within the spherical of 32 on Monday. Eashash got a bye within the opening spherical. Aston was regarded intimidated using the greater muscular Indian but wasn’t missing in the effort. His punches have been, however, not connecting as powerfully. The Armenian began to run out of steam inside the second spherical, and Negi took advantage to land some lusty combination blows. Astoyan’s defense becomes specifically susceptible, and he tried to make up for it by constantly being at the move. The approach changed into tiring for both. However, Negi continued it an awful lot higher.
The final three minutes had been a lopsided affair in which Astoyan became frequently left scurrying for cover even though one choice favored him over the Indian. Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Manish Kaushik (63kg) and Brijesh Yadav (81kg) had earlier received their starting bouts to go into the second one spherical. On the opposite hand, Asian champion Amit Panghal (52kg) and the Asian silver-triumphing duo of Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg) and Ashish Kumar (75kg) got first-round byes.
The World Championship turned into meant to be an Olympic qualifier and capabilities the revised 8 weight classes (52kg, 57kg, 63kg, 69kg, 75kg, 81kg, 91kg, +91kg) earmarked for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, rather than the traditional 10 divisions. However, the occasion was stripped of that status after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) misplaced persistence with the long-standing administrative mess within the International Boxing Association (AIBA). The IOC took manage of the Olympics qualification process, with a purpose to now begin next yr with the Asian qualifiers in February.