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Disappointing! Shiva shatters hopes

Disappointing day for Assam. Boxing sensation Shiva Thapa was spanked by his Mexican rival Oscar Valdez Fierro in the bantamweight opening round bout in the London Games, in London on Saturday. The 18-year-old was out-punched 9-14 in the much-anticipated bout as India began their boxing campaign on a losing note at the Excel arena in London.The young boxer from Assam started his 56kg bout defensively as he allowed his Mexican rival to dictate terms on him.
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