Boxing: Nishant Dev moves one action closer to Paris Olympics 2024 quota

2023 World Championships bronze medallist Nishant Dev registered a persuading 5-0 sway Christos Karaitis of Greece to go into the men’s 71kg quarter-finals at the 1st Globe Olympic Boxing Qualifier in Busto Arsizio, Italy.

Nishant Dev is now simply a win far from confirming his location at the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympic Games with the ongoing qualifying tournament offering allocations for all 4 semi-finalists in the men’s event.

Continuing his dominating kind, Nishant started the bout cautiously as Karaitis sought to secure some very early points yet not for long as the Indian located his rhythm and delivered some good mixes to safeguard points by utilizing his speed to his benefit. Nishant looked incredibly effective on the counterattacks and grabbed the rate in the closing seconds of the first round to win it comfortably.
The southpaw looked dangerous right from the start of the following round. He made use of several combinations to amaze the challenger as the Greek fighter looked clueless and even got a standing matter after a left hook punctured his support while Nishant continued to be a dominant force.

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Nishant utilized his stabs properly as the round remained to be a prejudiced affair in the last 3 mins too before the Haryana-born fighter finished a comfortable victory.

The 23-year-old Nishant will be up against 2021 Globe Championships silver medallist Omari Jones of United States in the quarter-finals later on tonite.

India have actually already secured 4 quotas for Paris Olympics Games 2024 with Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Preeti (54kg), Parveen Hooda (57kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (75kg) validating their berths with remarkable efficiencies at the Asian Gamings.

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