World Boxing Championships 2019: Brijesh Yadav progresses to second round with emphatic win over Poland's Maleusz Goinski

Brijesh Yadav, a silver-medallist from the India Open and the Thailand Open earlier this year, didn't just defeat Maleusz Goinski 5-0 but also left him with a wound on his head in the first and only bout of the day for India.

Press Trust of India September 10, 2019 18:23:20 IST
World Boxing Championships 2019: Brijesh Yadav progresses to second round with emphatic win over Poland's Maleusz Goinski
  • Brijesh Yadav out-punched Poland's Maleusz Goinski in opening-round contest.

  • Brijesh not just defeated Goinski 5-0 but also left him with a wound on his head.

  • It was India's only match of the day at World Boxing Championships 2019.

Ekaterinburg: India were off to a fine start in the World Men's Boxing Championships with Brijesh Yadav (81kg) out-punching Poland's Maleusz Goinski in a brutal opening-round contest on Tuesday.

Yadav, a silver-medallist from the India Open and the Thailand Open earlier this year, didn't just defeat Goinski 5-0 but also left him with a wound on his head in the first and only bout of the day for India.

World Boxing Championships 2019 Brijesh Yadav progresses to second round with emphatic win over Polands Maleusz Goinski

Brijesh Yadav defeated Maleusz Goinski 5-0 in India's first match at Championships. @BFI_official

Egged on to be the aggressor by the Indian camp, Yadav more than made up for his lack of pace with the sheer power of his punches.

His rival, on the other hand, let slip a confident start and was barely able to stand when the final bell rang.

Goinski faced two standing eight counts during the bout and needed medical attention for a gash on his head that left him with a bloodied face.

With Tuesday's win, Yadav advanced to the round of 32 where he will square off against Turkey's Bayram Malkan, who got a first-round bye. The bout is scheduled for Sunday.

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

The World Championships feature more than 450 boxers from 87 countries. It was meant to be an Olympic qualifier but the administrative mess in the International Boxing Association (AIBA) prompted the International Olympic Committee to strip it of that status.

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

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