Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa by to remaining; Vikas Krishan wins bronze-Sports activities Information , Novi Reporter
Tokyo Olympics-bound Panghal out-punched acquainted foe Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan 5-0. In the meantime, Thapa dominated top-seeded defending champion Bakhodur Usmonov of Tajikistan to make the ultimate.
Dubai: Defending champion Amit Panghal (52kg) and Shiva Thapa (64kg) stormed into the Asian Boxing Championship finals with resounding victories whilst an injured Vikas Krishan (69kg) signed off with a bronze medal on Friday.
Olympic-bound Panghal out-punched acquainted foe Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan 5-0.
Thapa, the primary Indian male boxer within the match historical past to safe 5 medals, dominated top-seeded defending champion Bakhodur Usmonov of Tajikistan to make the finals with a 4-0 verdict.
Nonetheless, Vikas, additionally sure for the Tokyo Video games, endured a break up determination loss to high seed and defending champion Baturov Bobo-Usmon of Uzbekistan.
The bout lasted lower than one spherical as Vikas’ eye damage, sustained within the earlier bout, aggravated forcing the referee to cease the competition.
Additionally ending with a bronze was match debutant and nationwide champion Varinder Singh (60kg) after a high-intensity conflict in opposition to Iran’s Daniyal Shahbakhsh. The Indian misplaced 2-3 after combating his coronary heart out.
Panghal was in high type as he took management along with his sharp counter-attacks in opposition to the defensively weaker Bibossinov. The Kazakh is a world championship bronze-medallist and had misplaced to silver-winner Panghal within the semi-finals of that occasion as properly.
The Indian performed the ready recreation to perfection because the third-seeded Bibossinov’s plan to dazzle him with early aggression fell flat because the bout progressed.
The World No 1 from Haryana grew to become the aggressor within the remaining spherical as Bibossinov ran out of steam.
Panghal will sq. off in opposition to reigning Olympic and world champion Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan within the remaining on Monday. It is going to be a repeat of the 2019 world championship remaining through which the Indian had misplaced to accept silver.
It was gradual domination for Thapa, who took an excellent measure of his rival within the opening spherical earlier than unleashing some power-packed left hooks.
The Indian’s dominance reached its peak within the third spherical when Usmonov confronted a standing eight rely and Thapa taunted him with some properly positioned physique blows.
The 27-year-old Thapa’s first medal on the occasion was a gold in 2013, adopted by a bronze in 2015, a silver in 2017 and one other bronze in 2019.
Thapa can be up in opposition to Mongolia’s Baatarsukh Chinzorig within the summit conflict. Chinzorig is the Asian Video games silver-medallist.
On Thursday night time, 4 Indian girls boxers had superior to the finals.
Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg), Lalbuatsaihi (64kg), Pooja Rani (75kg) and Anupama (+81kg) received their bouts to make the summit conflict.
Of those, Pooja received a walkover after her opponent pulled out.
It was heartbreak for two-time world youth champion Sakshi Choudhary (54kg) as she misplaced her remaining spot after her rival, top-seeded Kazakh Dina Zholaman, efficiently challenged the slim victory that she had clinched within the last-four stage.
Sakshi had prevailed 3-2 within the regulation bout however the determination was challenged by the Kazakh group and finally overturned.
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