Boxer Shiva Thapa secures historic 6th medal in Asian Elite Boxing Championships

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Asian Elite Boxing Championships

India’s Shiva Thapa secured bronze medal at the Asian Boxing Championships 2022 with a 4-1 victory over South Korea’s Minsu Choi in the 63.5kg category quarter-finals in Amman, Jordan on 6 November, 2022.

Important facts

  • The match ended with a 4:1 victory for Thapa, who has now become the most successful male boxer at the Asian Championships, with 6 competition medals to his name.

  • Thapa, who had won silver in 2017 and 2021 apart from winning bronze in 2015 and 2019, will be up against 2019 gold medallist Bakhodur Usmonov of Tajikistan in the semi-final.

  • Earlier, Indian boxer Mohammad Hussamuddin entered the semi-finals of the ongoing Asian Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan, defeating Heungsok Lee of South Korea in the quarterfinals of the 57kg (featherweight) category.

  • Husamuddin beat his opponent 5-0. With his win, he has ensured India's sixth medal in the championship.

  • Indian boxer Ananta Chopade suffered a defeat in the quarterfinal clash of the 54 kg (bantamweight) category. He lost the match 0-4.

  • Earlier, Indian Olympic medalist boxer Lovlina Borgohain advanced to the semifinal of the 75 kg category after a win over Kazakhstan’s Valentina Khalzova quarterfinal bout. She won her match by 3-2 by split decision.

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