Facing Kyrgyzstan’s Seiitbek Uulu Munarbek in the pre-quarter final, Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Hussamuddin (57 kg) started on a bright note, showing his technical superiority and clean boxing in the first round, but his opponent came back strong in the second round to make a comeback.
Both boxers had everything to play for in the final round and they started attacking from the start, but Hussamuddin kept his cool and landed punches more accurately and consistently dodged his opponent to take a 3-2 split judgment in his favor. to ensure.
He will face Pakistani Ilyas Hussain in the quarterfinals.
Tuesday night late, Lakshya Chahar (80kg) covered Shabbat Negmat of Tajikistan 5-0 in his pre-quarterfinal fight to advance to the next round.
Later on, Sparsh will face Olympic bronze medalist and reigning world champion Saken Bibossinov in the pre-quarterfinal match.
Two Indian boxers – Savita (50 kg) and Kapil (86 kg) – will compete in the round of 16 on Thursday.
The match witnesses the participation of 267 boxers from 27 top boxing countries.