Five-time Asian Championships medallist Shiva Thapahas made his way into the semi-finals of the men’s Boxing Nationals as he beat Ankit Narwalin the quarter-final match.

The Assam boxer showed great footwork and used all his experience to put pressure on his RSPB opponent with precise punches.

Though Thapa faced a stiff challenge, he did not let the momentum slip and completed a 4-1 win in the 63.5kg quarter-final.

For RSPB, Sachin and Varinder Singh (60kg) emerged victors in their respective quarterfinals. Sachin put up a dominating show to outperform Goa’s Roshan Zamir by a unanimous margin in the 54kg quarterfinal match.

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