Manoj Bows Out And Gaurav Reached In Quarterfinal Of World Boxing Championship (WBC)

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The Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) with his stunning performance, advanced to the quarterfinals, which is the next level of the match with an upset win, however, the quest of Shiva Thapa for a second World Boxing Championship (WBC) medal ended in a complete dismay, without a single blow exchanging as he was forced to withdraw. And the reason for the same remains fever and food poisoning.

Shiva, stood in the fifth position in the 60kg lightweight category, was shifted to Otar Eranosyan of Georgia in his bout of second-round, after being given a bye in first-round.

Nevertheless, because of the high fever caused due to food poisoning, he was asked to give a walkover in the bout, which would have been his opening one.

According to the information received from the official of the Indian Team, "Shiva had high fever last night and it continued till morning and haw as is also running with high fever. His body was not holding up and He couldn't have fought. Silva got very tired and week because of his health, we did everything to make him comfortable, but he was very weak".

At the World Championships of 2015, that held in Doha, Shiva had won a bronze medal.

Another player who made an exit from the tournament was Manoj Kumar (69kg). The reason for his being out of the tournament is the split verdict to fourth-seeded Venezuelan Gabriel Maestre Perez; he is the former Commonwealth Games gold-medalist.

Perez is also a legendary player and he has won a bronze medal in the year 2013 World Championships. Moreover, he is a gold-medalist of the Pan-American Games as well.

The Manoj, who is now 31 years old, gave all his efforts to the match to win it.