Defending champion Amit Panghal (52kg) and Shiva Thapa (64kg) misplaced gruelling and shut closing bouts within the Asian Boxing Championships to get silver medals here on Monday with the country searching out a review of the aged’s defeat.
Panghal misplaced 2-3 to acknowledged nemesis Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan in what used to be a repeat of the 2019 world championship closing, which had also ended in Zoirov’s favour.
India sought a review of the 2d spherical of the bout which Panghal won on a break up count but looked to luxuriate in dominated fully. The consequences of the review will doubtless be acknowledged later.
“The Boxing Federation of India tweeted that it’s contesting the 2d spherical being awarded India has contested the R2 choice of the spilt verdict 2-3 and surprise loss of @Boxerpanghal within the finals of ASBC #AsianEliteBoxingChampionships in Dubai against reigning World & @Olympics champion S Zoirov,” the BFI tweeted.
India has lodged PROTEST
India has contested the R2 choice of the spilt verdict 2-3 and surprise loss of @Boxerpanghal within the finals of ASBC #AsianEliteBoxingChampionships in Dubai against reigning World & @Olympics champion S Zoirov of #PunchMeinHaiDum#boxing pic.twitter.com/Xt09rwbxVP
— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) Would possibly well perhaps additionally just 31, 2021
‘I dedicate this silver medal to my coach Anil Dhanker. I wish he used to be here with in Dubai,’ Panghal tweeted referring to his inner most coach.
y silvr mddl,mr dsh k yvaao ,mr koc Anil Dhankhar k naam,kaash is vkt vo yhaa dbii m sizzling,@KirenRijiju sr bs yhii icchaa h kii ttokyo mddl k vkt v mr saath khdd ho / @Media_SAI @BFI_official @AjaySingh_SG @ipspankajnain @DGSAI @debojo_m @aapkadharam @AapkaPanghal pic.twitter.com/SL8ujv7d13
— Amit Panghal (@Boxerpanghal) Would possibly well perhaps additionally just 31, 2021
Thapa (64kg) also misplaced by the identical margin to Mongolia’s Baatarsukh Chinzorig, the reigning Asian Video games silver-medallist. This used to be Thapa’s fifth successive podium manufacture at the showpiece and 2d silver.
Both the contests had the Indian boxers doing most issues suited but no longer getting the judges’ nod.
The Panghal-Zoirov clash lived as a lot as the hype with every the Olympic-plug boxers engaged in a snappily alternate of punches from the very first spherical.
Zoirov claimed the opening spherical. However within the 2d spherical, Panghal raised his game by a notch, evading Zoirov’s differ with his dart and landing his left straights precisely. Zoirov, on the opposite hand, struggled to set apart.
The 2 went all out within the third spherical but it absolutely used to be Panghal who used to be extra spectacular with his physique shots despite an injured search.
He even had the judges’ verdict in his favour for the spherical but it absolutely used to be no longer ample to alter the final bag-line.
Thapa used to be equally spectacular against Chinzorig, rallying brilliantly after losing the opening spherical.
With 15 medals int this edition, India surpassed its old sterling-ever demonstrate at this Championship, accomplished in 2019, when the country secured 13 medals in all, alongside with two gold.
On Monday, Pooja Rani (75kg) used to be the lone woman boxer to strike gold, while six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg), and occasion debutants Lalbuatsaihi (64kg) and Anupama (81+kg) ended with silver medals after shut losses within the females’s finals.
Eight other 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 semifinal losses.