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Asian Boxing Championships: Sanjeet Wins Gold; Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa Endure Close Defeats

  • Jun 01, 2021
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Sangeet (91 kg) won the only gold medal among Indian boxers with an impressive victory over Kazakh Olympic medalist Vasily Levitt, even as defending champion Amit Bangal (52 kg) and Shiva Thapa (64 kg) won the silver medals in the Asian Boxing Championships. In Dubai on Monday. Sangeet defeated Levitt, who was chasing his fourth gold medalist and Olympic silver medalist, 4-1. With 15 medals in this edition, India surpassed its previous best performances in this tournament, which it achieved in 2019, when the country took 13 medals in total, including 2 golds.

This time, too, she finished the country with two gold medals. The Army man, a gold medalist at the former India Open, hit the first two rounds in an equal battle before fights Levitt in the last three minutes.

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Panghal lost 2-3 to well-known Uzbek opponent Shakhubidin Zoyrov in a rematch of the 2019 World Championships final, which also ended in Zoyrov's favor.

India sought a review of the second round of fighting, but the protest was rejected by a jury that stuck to the original decision.

"I dedicate this silver medal to coach Anil Dunker," Bangal tweeted, referring to his personal trainer. "I wish he was here with me in Dubai."

Thapa (64kg) also lost by the same margin to the Asian Games silver medalist Batarsukh Chinzorig of Mongolia. This was Thapa's fifth podium finish and second silver in the masterpiece.

Both competitions made the Indian boxers do most of the things correctly but they did not get the green light from the judges.

The Panghal-Zoyrov match was up to expectations as the two Olympic-bound boxers engaged in a quick exchange of punches from the first round. Zorov won the first round. But in the second round, Bangal improved his playing style by one level, dodging Zoeroff's range with his speed and landing his fast left balls with precision. On the other hand, Zwarov struggled to communicate.

The two did their best in the third round, but it was Panghal who impressed the most with his bodily shots despite his eye injury. He even had the judges rule in his favor in the round, but it wasn't enough to change the final scoring streak, as Zoeroff got the necessary scores thanks to a varied scoring in the three rounds.

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Thapa was equally impressive against Chinzorej, brilliantly returning after losing the first round. But he lost the all-important final round in a fight that became tough from close-kicks.

“This has been a challenging year for all of us,” said the federation president, “and despite all the doubts the Boxers have faced, it is absolutely encouraging to see them finish their Asian Championship campaign with 15 medals, including two gold.” Officer Ajay Singh.

"Our boxers have once again achieved a record-breaking achievement and I am very proud of all of them. I am sure these performances will motivate all of our boxers to do more before the Olympics and help achieve the 2021 mission by winning. Medals in Tokyo."

On Monday, Pooja Rani (75kg) was the only boxer to take the gold, while six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) and first-time champion Lalbuatsaihi (64kg) and Anupama (81+kg) finished with silver. After closing. Defeats in the women's final.

Eight other Indians: Simranjit Kaur (60 kg), Vikas Krishan (69 kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69 kg), Jaismine (57 kg), Sakshi Chaudhary (64 kg), Monika (48 kg), Saweety (81 kg), And Varinder Singh (60 kg) - Bronze medals after defeating in the semi-finals.


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