Indian Boxer Shiv Thapa attains No.2 spot in World Rankings
Ace Indian boxer Shiva Thapa has attained second rank in the latest international rankings of boxing in the 56 kilogram category.
He ranked second with total 1,550 points in the 56 kilogram category, becoming the highest-ranked Indian boxer. He has moved up by five places from the previous list of rankings.
Shiva had won a bronze medal at the 2015 World championships. He was next best-placed Indian at sixth position in the 75kg middleweight division.
The top spot in the 56 kilogram category was occupied by Michael Conlan from Ireland with total 2150 points, who had won the gold medal at the 2015 World Championships.
Rankings of other Indian boxers
- Satish Kumar was placed at the seventh spot in the rankings for super heavyweight (plus 91 kilogram) category.
- L Devendro Singh who is Asian Championships silver-medallist was placed at the 13th spot in the 49kg category.
- Former Asian gold-medalist Sumit Sangwan was placed 18th in the 81 kilogram division with 450 points.