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.
World Boxing Championships: Amit Panghal seeded second, given first round bye along with three other Indians
Amit Panghal was joined in the last-16 by Asian silver-winning duo of Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg and seeded 5th) and Ashish Kumar (75kg and seeded 7th) alongside two-time India Open medallist Sanjeet (91kg) after draws were unveiled on Sunday.
Thailand Open boxing: Deepak Singh enters 49kg quarter-finals, Nikhat Zareen seals last-8 spot in 51kg
Joining Deepak and Strandja Cup gold medallist Nikhat were former India Open gold-medallist Manisha Moun (57kg), Asian Championships silver medallist Ashish Kumar (75kg), Strandja Cup silver medallist Manju Rani (48kg) and India Open silver medallist Brijesh Yadav (81kg).
Asian Elite Boxing Championships draw: Pooja Rani assured of medal in 81 kg category as India receive six first-round byes
After seven successful editions, the women's competition will be held simultaneously as the men at the boxing Asian Championships for the very first time
Umakhanov Memorial: Indian boxers Brijesh Yadav, Virender Kumar advance to final; Gaurav Bidhuri wins bronze
Two Indian boxers advanced to the finals but Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) settled for a bronze medal after going down in the last-four stage of the Umakhanov Memorial Tournament in Kaspiysk, Russia on Monday.
Akshay Kumar joined the #SpreadTheLight campaign through a video message to Delhi-based gymnast Brijesh Yadav in which he gave him a pep talk and wished him a speedy recovery. He also invited him to work out with him in his gym in Mumbai.