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Boxing World Championships: Nishant Dev, Deepak Bhoria, and Mohammed Hussamudin assure best-ever medal haul


Due to their victories in the quarterfinals, all three boxers will receive at least a bronze medal.

Boxers Mohammed Hussamudin (57 kg), Nishant Dev (71 kg), and Deepak Bhoria (51 kg) wrote history on Wednesday by advancing to the semifinals of the men’s World Championships and giving India its best-ever total of three medals.

The three pugilists

will each receive at least a bronze medal as a result of their victories in the quarterfinals.

The previous best performance by India was in the 2019 edition, when Manish Kaushik won a bronze medal and Amit Panghal won an unprecedented silver.

In the opening bout for India, Deepak defeated Nurzhigit Diushebaev of Kyrgyzstan by a score of 5-0 on all three judges’ cards to continue his dazzling run in the flyweight division, which will compete at the Olympics in Paris.

Due to the Indian’s overwhelming advantage, the referee was compelled to award Diushebaev two standing counts in the fight’s closing moments.

Deepak fought at a distance, looking for chances to deliver precise strikes.

Having fallen behind 0-5, Diushebaev came out strong in the second round, but Deepak put up a strong defence and counterattacked with a series of blows.

The referee awarded Diushebaev his first eight count after one of these assaults.

Deepak was more defensive in the final three minutes after winning the first two rounds. He boxed deftly, taking advantage of every chance to land a jab.

Hussamundin, a two-time bronze medalist at the Commonwealth Games, then had to work extremely hard to defeat Bulgaria’s J Diaz Ibanez by a narrow 4-3 split decision.

Hussamudin took part in a rough fight with a lot of clinching. The opening round was evenly matched, then Hussamudin defeated the fifth-seeded Bulgarian player 3-2 in the quarterfinals.

Hussamudin grew more assured and began controlling the action as the seconds passed. To win the final two rounds, he delivered powerful blows.

The cherry on top of Nishant’s performance was his unanimous decision victory over Jorge Cuellar of Cuba.

The 22-year-old, who is the current national champion, attacked the Cuban nonstop for the entire nine minutes.

Nishant was motivated to avoid another last eight exit after leaving in the quarterfinals of the last competition. He used his superior speed to throw a barrage of punches towards Cuellar’s face.

Additionally, he used body shots to wear down his opponent and secure a spot in the final four of the light middleweight division.

India has thus far taken home seven medals overall from past editions, including a silver.

Vijender Singh (bronze, 2009), Vikas Krishan (bronze, 2011), Shiva Thapa (bronze, 2015), Gaurav Bidhuri (bronze, 2017), Panghal (silver, 2019), Kaushik (bronze, 2019), and Akash Kumar (bronze, 2021) are some of India’s former medal winners at the men’s World Championships.



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