Nishant Dev sailed to the last 16 in Bangkok with a quick success

The afternoon session of the fifth competition day saw India’s Nishant Dev’s quick success at the 2nd World Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event in Bangkok.

Altogether 579 boxers from 133 countries are participating in the 2nd World Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event in Bangkok where the total number of the available quotas for the Paris 2024 Olympics is 51. The number of the coaches, officials and team delegations members is 610 in Thailand.

Mongolia’s two-time Olympics quarter-finalist Erdenebat Tsendbaatar is three-time Asian Champion but he returned to the national team only a few weeks ago. The 28-year-old star won his opener in Bangkok easily and walked over to the Round of 16 following his opponent from Turkmenistan, Saparmyrat Odayev was not able to make the weight today morning which means that Tsendbaatar will now meet Bulgaria’s No.1, Radoslav Rosenov.

Kazakhstan’s Mukhammedsabyr Bazarbay Uulu, the former Asian Youth Champion, received his second chance to get a ticket for Paris after Busto Arsizio. The 22-year-old boxer was highly motivated against Turkey’s Mizan Aykol and he had the powerful left-handed jabs in the first round. Bazarbay Uulu was dominant in this Round of 32 contest and his southpaw style looked uncomfortable for the Turkish boy therefore the Kazakh is in the Top16 now.

Japan’s Shion Nishiyama was a quarter-finalist in the 1st World Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event in Busto Arsizio and he demonstrated his outstanding technical skills in all of his previous contests. The Japanese boxer had some difficulties only in the first round against South Korea’s Jang Dong Hwan but after that he stepped into the gas and Nishiyama ruled the exchanged to win his next contest in Bangkok.

Thailand’s Peerapat Yeasungnoen and Kyrgyzstan’s former Asian Youth Champion Nuradin Rustambek Uulu delivered one of the closest light middleweight (71kg) contests of the afternoon session. The Thai and the Kyrgyz both gave in everything until the last gong and Yeasungnoen’s hand was raised after this tight bout.

India’s World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Nishant Dev expected a hard battle against Mongolia’s Otgonbaatar Byamba-Erdene who eliminated Turkmenistan’s strong Bayramdurdy Nurmuhammedov in the previous round. The Indian followed the well-built tactics against the older Mongolian and his quick RSC victory guaranteed his place in the Round of 16 at the light middleweight (71kg).

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