Martin Skogheim has helped Norway to the country's best performance at the World Championships since 1993 ©AIBA

After two victories so far, Martin Skogheim has ensured Norway has had its most successful performance at the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Men's World Boxing Championships since 1993, as the youngster continues to have a great debut in Belgrade.

The 21-year-old won again yesterday against Tajikistan's two-time national champion Saidikrom Amonov in the under-67 kilogram category in the round of 32 to book his spot in the last 16.

Previously, he defeated Bulgarian Vensan Kirkorov by unanimous decision in the round of 64 before beating Amonov 3-2 in a split decision.

He is due to face American boxer Omari Jones in the next round on Monday (November 1).

Martin Skogheim, right, defeated Saidikrom Amonov, left, yesterday ©AIBA
Martin Skogheim, right, defeated Saidikrom Amonov, left, yesterday ©AIBA

"It is not so many times happens when Norway wins bouts at the AIBA World Boxing Championships but I worked hard to do that," said Skogheim.

"I can recognise the seriously big difference between youth and elite boxing. 

"I could follow the strategy partly but it was enough to win this contest. 

"I landed single shots effectively."

Skogheim was previously well-versed at junior and youth level, competing for the national side when he was younger.

He still has to win two more bouts to match the result in Tampere in Finland at the 1993 World Championships, where Geir Hitland won the bronze medal in the under-71kg.

The AIBA Men's World Boxing Championships are scheduled to end on November 6.