Amit Panghal collects silver after losing hard-fought final against Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov-Sports News , Novi Reporter

Amit Panghal collects silver after dropping hard-fought remaining towards Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov-Sports activities Information , Novi Reporter

The Indian misplaced 2-3 in what was a repeat of the 2019 World Championship remaining, which had additionally resulted in Zoirov’s victory.

Asian Boxing Championships: Amit Panghal collects silver after losing hard-fought final against Uzbekistan's Shakhobidin Zoirov

File picture of Amit Panghal. Twitter @BFI_official

Dubai: Defending champion Amit Panghal (52kg) needed to be content material with a silver medal on this 12 months’s Asian Boxing Championships after dropping an exhausting remaining to identified nemesis Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan in Dubai on Monday.

The Indian misplaced 2-3 in what was a repeat of the 2019 World Championship remaining, which had additionally resulted in Zoirov’s victory.

The competition lived as much as the hype with each the Olympic-bound boxers engaged in a quick trade of punches from the very first spherical.

Zoirov claimed the opening spherical.

However within the second spherical, Panghal raised his recreation by a notch, evading Zoirov’s vary together with his tempo and touchdown his left straights exactly. Zoirov, then again, struggled to attach.

The 2 went all out within the third spherical nevertheless it was Panghal who was extra spectacular together with his physique photographs regardless of an injured eye. He even had the judges’ verdict in his favour for the spherical nevertheless it was not sufficient to change the ultimate score-line.

With 15 medals, India surpassed its earlier best-ever present at this Championship, achieved in 2019, when the nation secured 13 medals in all, together with two gold.

On Monday, Pooja Rani (75kg) was the lone girl boxer to strike gold, whereas six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg), and event debutants Lalbuatsaihi (64kg) and Anupama (81+kg) ended with silver medals after shut losses within the finals.

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Eight different Indians — Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg), and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), and Jaismine (57kg), Sakshi Chaudhary (64kg), Monika (48kg), Saweety (81kg) and Varinder Singh (60kg) — secured bronze medals after semi-final losses.

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