Indian boxer Gaurav Bidhuri shines in WSB
New Delhi: Indian boxer Gaurav Bidhuri (52kg) has created quite a splash at the International Boxing Association's semi-professional World Series of Boxing, churning out three consecutive wins for his franchise Italia Thunder in the ongoing season.
The Indian has so far appeared in five bouts for the 2011-12 champions and has notched up an impressive tally of three wins so far, the latest coming against former World Championships bronze-medallist Miras Zakhupov.
Bidhuri edged past the Kazakh 2-1 to help his team grab a 3-2 triumph over table-toppers Astana Arlans Kazakhstan. The win took his team to third in the group B points table.
Earlier, Bidhuri out-punched Rafako Hussars Poland's Grzegorz Sylwester Kozlowski 3-0. In February, Bidhuri had clinched his first win in WSB with a 3-0 victory over Caciques Venezuela's Orlando David Pinosilva.
Before that, he had lost to Azerbaijan Baku Fires' Murad Rabadanov 0-3. The Delhi-based boxer had earlier competed for WSB's Indian franchise Mumbai Fighters, which was disbanded owing to financial issues.
WSB, which is also an Olympic qualifying event, features franchises from across the globe in a league format that leads to play-offs and a final.
The boxers compete without vests or headguards in 5 three minute rounds -- 5 bouts per match under a 10-Point-Must-System.
The WSB offers Olympic quota places for boxers through its individual championships.