Belgrade: Indian boxers Narender Berwal (+92kg) and Rohit Mor (57kg) stormed into the pre-quarterfinals of the AIBA men’s World Championships after outclassing and intimidating their opponents in lopsided second-round contests here.
While Berwal stopped Sierra Leone’s Mohamed Kendeh, Mor proved too good for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Alen Rahimic, winning 5-0.
Berwal dominated his imposing rival, who just could not connect for most part of the bout and struggled with his movement as well. The Indian, making his debut, executed his game plan perfectly and did well to avoid any of the heavy punches from Kendeh.
However, late last night, another debutant Varinder Singh (60kg) was forced to give a walkover to Karen Tonakanyan of Armenia as he was in no position to fight due to high fever.