Gaurav Solanki, Hussamuddin and Biswamitra record impressive victories

Gaurav Solanki, Mohammad Hussamuddin and Biswamitra Chongtham recorded comprehensive victories on the second day of the 6th Elite Men’s National Boxing Championships here on Sunday.

Haryana’s Solanki (60 kg), the champion of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, competed against Navraj Chauhan from Himachal Pradesh.

In what was a hard-fought match, Solanki showed tremendous determination and strength to beat his opponent 5-2 after the fight was judged. He now plays in the round of 16 against Harendra Singh from Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.

Two-time CWG bronze medalist Hussamuddin (57 kg) represented the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) and competed against Bulen Buragohain from Assam.

The SSCB boxer was in control throughout the fight, displaying his offensive prowess and quick movement to secure a 5:0 win by unanimous decision.

The 2022 Asian bronze medalist will face Lallawmawma of Mizoram in his round of 16 on Tuesday.

Hussamuddin’s SSCB teammate, Biswamitra (51 kg) also put on a sensational attacking play against N Madhaba of Orissa.

His superior technical ability enabled him to dictate the fight from the start and triumph over his opponent when the referee stopped the bout (RSC) in the first round.

Biswamitra will take on Prabhudas Yadla of Andhra Pradesh in his pre-quarterfinal bout on Tuesday.

2021 Asian Championships bronze medalist Varinder Singh (60 kg), representing the Railway Sports Control Board (RSCB), was victorious against Rahul from Chandigarh.

Varinder registered a thumping 5-0 victory and will take the ring against SSCB’s Ibrahim Mohmmed in the Round of 16 on Tuesday.

Another RSCB boxer, Ankit Narwal (63.5kg) also fought his way to an impressive win against Pondicherry’s Arun Kumar after the referee stopped the bout (RSC) in round 1.

The silver medalist of the 2019 Asian Youth Championships will face the winner of the bout between Karnataka’s Karan BK and Uttar Pradesh’s Ratandeep Sharma on Tuesday.

On Monday, Shiva Thapa, the six-time Asian medalist representing Assam, will start his campaign from the round of 16 as he faces Delhi’s Jaswinder Singh.

A total of 386 boxers from 13 different weight classes participate in the championships.

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