Deepak Bhoria and Nishant Dev Advance to Quarter-finals: Indian boxers Deepak Bhoria and Nishant Dev put on a stellar display, securing victories and advancing to the quarter-finals of the Men’s World Championships. Deepak Bhoria defeated China’s Zhangh Jiamao in a Round-of-16 bout by a 5-0 unanimous decision, while Nishant Dev secured a first-round RSC win against Palestine’s Foqahaa Nidal in his 71kg last-16 contest.
Deepak Bhoria and Nishant Dev Advance to Quarter-finals
Nishant Dev’s Victory
Nishant Dev dominated his opponent in the ring, winning the bout in under two minutes. The Indian southpaw strategically resorted to body blows before delivering a powerful right hook to Nidal, which resulted in the referee giving the Palestinian his first standing count. A few seconds later, Nishant unleashed a combination of left-right-left hooks as Nidal fell on the canvas, prompting the referee to give him his second count before stopping the contest. Nishant Dev will now face Cuba’s Jorge Cuellar in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.
Deepak Bhoria’s Victory
Competing in the 51kg Olympic category, Deepak Bhoria secured a win against his opponent in a closely contested bout. The first round saw both boxers exchange blows, and the 25-year-old Indian managed to take a slender 3-2 lead. However, Deepak ramped up the tempo in the next six minutes, using his nimble footwork to move around the ring, landing a combination of punches while also ducking away from his opponent’s attacks.
Deepak’s strategy was to use his strongest weapon in the match, his left hook, and everything went according to plan in the bout. “My focus is on the next bout now, and I will give my 100 percent to ensure a medal for India,” Deepak said after the victory. Next, he is up against Diushebaev Nurzhigit of Kyrgyzstan and will aim to confirm a medal for India.
Deepak Bhoria’s victory against Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist and 2021 world champion Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan was one of the biggest upsets of the tournament. Deepak was selected ahead of World Championship silver medallist Amit Panghal, and he has put up impressive performances in all three bouts he has played so far.
Deepak Bhoria and Nishant Dev’s performances in the Men’s World Championships have been impressive, and their victories have earned them a place in the quarter-finals. They have displayed excellent skills in the ring, and their determination to win is evident. Fans are eagerly waiting to see them fight in the upcoming bouts and are hopeful that they will bring glory to India.