Indian boxer Akash Sangwan (67kg) has reached into the second round with a comprehensive 5-0 win over Turkey’s Furkan Adem in his opening bout at the AIBA men’s world championships.
Sangwan, presently a national champion, shall be facing Germany’s Deniel Krotter, who got a first-round exit. The Indian dominated Adem in a lop-sided contest held late last night.
Previously, another debutant Rohit Mor (57kg) gave India a winning start by sailing past Ecuador’s Jean Caicedo 5-0 in a confident opening-round performance this evening. Next up for him is Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Alen Rahimic.
While Sachin will be facing American Robby Gonzalez in the second round on October 30, Sanjeet will be up against Russian Andre Stotskii in his opening bout on October 29.
With more than 600 boxers from over 100 countries in fray, several competitors will have to win at least three bouts in some categories to get to the quarterfinal stage.