Thapa advances to second round of World junior boxing

May 24th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Indian boxer Shiva Thapa defeated Andranik Hiloyan of Armenia 11-2 in the light bantam weight category to advance to the second round in World Junior Boxing Championships in Yerevan, Armenia.
Thapa raced to a 6-0 lead in the opening round before Hiloyan came back to take the second round 2-1. Thapa dominated the third round securing 4 points before the referee stopped contest in the 52 kg event.

The Indian will next meet Ukraine’s Yuriy Shestak, who beat Bulgaria’s Alexandry Morarou of Bulgaria 11-4.

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