Brijesh Yadav enters Round 2 of World Boxing Championships

Ekaterinburg: India's Brijesh Yadav after defeating Poland's Maleusz Goinski in the 81 Kg category in the first round of AIBA Men’s World Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia on Sep 10, 2019.

Ekaterinburg (Russia),  India were off to a great start in the ongoing World Men’s Boxing Championships as pugilist Brijesh Yadav (81kg) outclassed Poland’s Maleusz Goinski in an opening-round bout on Tuesday. Yadav defeated his opponent 5-0 in what turned out to be a one-sided affair.

Yadav has now advanced to the round of 32 where he will meet against Turkey’s Bayram Malkan on Sunday.

Three other Indian boxers — Amit Panghal (52kg), Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg) and Ashish Kumar (75kg) — have received first-round byes in their respective categories.

The tournament is being held in the revised eight weight categories (52kg, 57kg, 63kg, 69kg, 74kg, 81kg, 91kg, +91kg) format earmarked for Tokyo 2020, instead of the traditional 10 divisions.