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Shiva, Sachin march to finals of Nationals Men's Boxing

Baddi, Oct 9 (UNI) Top boxers Shiva Thapa (63kg) and Sachin Siwach (57kg) marched to the finals of the ongoing 4th Elite Men's National Boxing Championships here on Wednesday.
With 20 bouts being played, eight boxers from Services and five pugilists from Railways entered the finals.
Railways' Sachin the India Open silver medallist continued his winning spree beating Punjab's Sagar Chand 5-0, while Assam's Shiva won by a unanimous decision against last year's silver medallist Abhishek Yadav.
He will play for the gold medal against Services' Akash, who defeated President's Cup gold medallist Ankush Dahiya 3-2 in a close bout.
The Services boxer will face Sachin in a highly-anticipated final on Thursday.
In the other semi-final in the bantamweight category, Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Mohammad Hussamuddin clinched an easy 5-0 win against Rajasthan's Roshan Sain.
Railways' Rohit Tokas (75 kg) also had easy 5-0 win over Rohit of All India Police. Haryana's Ankit Khatana blanked Chandigarh's Pankaj Chauhan 5-0 in a one-sided bout and will face Rohit Tokas for the gold medal on Thursday.
Railways' Naman Tanwar (91kg) continued his flawless run as he trounced Uttarakhand's Kapil Pokhariya 5-0 to set up a rematch of the 2019 India Open final against Sumit Sangwan, who would be looking to avenge his defeat on Thursday.
Services boxer PL Prasad (52kg) displayed his superior form and skills to bag an easy 5-0 win over Sparash Kumar of Punjab, while Gujarat's Jayesh Desai (69kg) edged past All India Police's Parmod Kumar 3-2 in a close bout.
Services, who won 8 gold medals and bagged the top position last year, will be looking to defend their title this year.
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