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Amit Panghal Enters Semi-Finals Of Asian Boxing Championships, Assured A Medal

Amit Panghal beat Mongolia’s Kharkhuu Enkhmandakh within the Asian Boxing Championships.© BFI

Defending champion Amit Panghal (52kg) superior to the semifinals and warranted himself of a second successive medal on the Asian Boxing Championships after overcoming a stiff problem from Mongolia’s Kharkhuu Enkhmandakh within the last-eight stage right here on Wednesday. With this India’s tally of assured medals swelled to 13. The World Championship silver medal-winning Indian gained 3-2 in a high-octane contest wherein he overcame a sluggish begin and used his mixture punches to telling impact within the final two rounds.

After being considerably bested within the opening three minutes, the Army man’s trademark tempo got here to fore within the second spherical as he cleverly dodged his rival’s aggressive makes an attempt at connecting.

The Mongolian produced some advantageous physique punches to unsettle Panghal however took fairly a number of hits on the counter-attack.

Late on Tuesday evening, Sanjeet (91kg), Sakshi (54kg), Jaismine (57kg) and the Olympic-bound Simranjit Kaur (60kg) joined Shiva Thapa (64kg) within the final 4 stage following wins of their quarterfinal bouts.

They added to the seven medals, together with that of six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg), that had been assured on the day of attracts.

India Open gold-winner Sanjeet defeated Jasur Qurbonov of Tajikistan 5-Zero to enter the semifinals within the males’s draw together with Thapa.

His subsequent opponent is final version’s silver-medallist Sanjar Tursunov of Uzbekistan who has been seeded third this yr.

In the ladies’s competitors, Sakshi (54kg) received the higher of Tajikistan’s Ruhafzo Haqazarova 5-Zero to arrange a conflict in opposition to high seed Dina Zholaman of Kazakhstan.


Jaismine edged previous Oyuntsetseg Yesugen of Mongolia 4-1 and can now sq. off in opposition to Vladislava Kukhta of Kazakhstan.

Simranjit, who just lately recovered from COVID-19, defeated Raykhona Kodirova of Uzbekistan 4-1. Her subsequent opponent can be a Kazakh in Rimma Volossenko.

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