Brijesh wins opener, India off to good start
Ekaterinburg (Russia): India were off to a fine start in the World Boxing Championships with Brijesh Yadav (81kg) out-punching Poland’s Maleusz Goinski in a brutal opening-round contest here on Tuesday. Yadav, start and was barely able to stand when the final bell rang.
Goinski faced two standing eight counts during the bout and needed medical attention for a gash on his head that left him with a bloodied face.
With Tuesday’s win, Yadav advanced to the round of 32 where he will square off against Turkey’s Bayram Malkan, who got a firstround bye. The bout is scheduled for Sunday.
Three Indian boxers Amit Panghal (52kg), Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg) and Ashish Kumar (75kg) have received first-round byes in their respective categories.
The world championship features more than 450 boxers from 87 countries.