Veteran Indian boxer Shiva Thapa, a five-time Asian Championship medalist, made a stellar start to his Commonwealth Games campaign by defeating Suleman Baloch of Pakistan to enter the pre-quarterfinals in the 63.5kg category. Thapa made it to the last eight of the welterweight categories after winning a one-sided match 5-0. In the next round, Shiva will face the Scottish boxer on Sunday.
.@shivathapa advances to R16🥊
Former Asiad gold winner gets off to a strong start to his #CWG2022 campaign with a dominating 5️⃣-0️⃣win against Baloch Suleman of 🇵🇰 .
Kudos on the win! 💪👏😍
— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) July 29, 2022
Thapa, a five-time Asian Championship medalist, was technically much better than Baloch and delivered a scintillating punch. The former World Championship bronze medalist showed great agility inside the ring. At one point, Baloch even went ahead to punch him but Thapa agilely backed down and the Pakistani boxer fell.