Sachin needs to benefit from his time on the National camp and emerge as a greater boxer.
For an 18-year-old, it’s a distinctive drawback. But Sachin Siwach, the reigning World Youth champion in 56 kg, accepts the fact with a smile.
In a tremendous coincidence, Sachin has an an identical identify, together with the surname, as that of a Railways boxer. Both come from Mitathal village, close to Bhiwani, of Haryana and each have received World Youth titles!
The fundamental distinction is the senior Sachin, who received his World youth title in 2016 and is a 21-year-old now, competes in 54 kg, whereas the junior Sachin takes half in 57 kg within the ongoing National championships right here. Incidentally, each have managed to land bronze medals.
The bronze medal on debut is just not a foul end result for the junior Sachin, who upset Worlds bronze medallist Gaurav Bidhuri earlier than dropping to Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin in an in depth semifinal bout.
“I have learnt a lot. I need to work on my strength and defence,” Sachin informed The Hindu on Monday.
“The World Youth title has instilled a lot of confidence and I am fighting with less fear now,” he stated.
Sachin is fortunate to have the fixed steerage of his uncle Pawan Siwach, who put him into boxing, and his first coach at village Anil Tekram.
“Within a few months of starting boxing in 2015, Sachin got a silver in (under-14) National school championships. Next year he got a silver in the National junior and kept on improving,” stated Pawan.
Now, Sachin needs to benefit from his time on the National camp and emerge as a greater boxer.