Hurt the opponent from word go: Shiva Thapa’s new ring philosophy

New Delhi, May 01 (PTI):
A record fourth Asian Championship medal in his cabinet, Indian boxer Shiva Thapa says throwing caution to the wind and hurting rivals from the very first second is helping him rediscover himself after enduring an erratic season last year.
Thapa became the first Indian male boxer to claim four consecutive Asian medals with a 60kg category bronze in the just-concluded edition in Bangkok. He had won a gold in 2013, a bronze in 2015 followed by a silver in 2017 at the tournament which can easily be called his ‘happy hunting ground’.
“I have tried to become more aggressive, I now try to hurt my opponents from the first ring of the bell. I have realised there is no point in waiting,” Thapa, a two-time Olympian and a former world championships bronze-medallist, told PTI in an interview.
By waiting, Thapa implies the cautious approach which was the hallmark of his style in the past.

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