Boxing: Amit Panghal punches his way into Asian Games semis

Amit Panghal once again weaved his magic in the boxing ring. He completely dominated North Korean Kim Jang Ryong, to make his way to the semifinals of the 49kg category.

Indian boxer Amit Panghal overpowered Kim Jang Ryong of North Korea by unanimous decision to enter the semi-finals of the men’s Light Flyweight (49 kilogram) category at the 18th Asian Games.

Indian Army boxer thus ensured a medal as the losers in the last four stage are awarded bronze medals.


Amit was far superior for his opponent and dominated all the three rounds. The bout saw a fast opening round with both boxers coming up with repeated barrage of punches.

Amit repeatedly used a low guard in an attempt to draw the Korean in and create gaps in his defence. At the same time, the Indian’s quickness and superior technique allowed him to maintain a strong defence.

Amit continued to beat his opponents defence and land punches at regular intervals in the second round.

The third round followed a similar pattern as Amit emerged a deserving 5-0 winner.

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Source: Matchday Frolics
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