Indian boxer Amit Panghal started his marketing campaign on the Commonwealth Video games with a facile win as he stormed into the lads’s flyweight (51kg) quarterfinals right here on Monday. Panghal, a world championship silver medallist, out-punched Namri Berri of Vanuatu through an unanimous verdict. Featherweight boxer Mohammad Hussamudin made it two out of two as he additionally superior to the quarterfinals with the same 5-0 win over Mohammad Salim Hossain of Bangladesh within the spherical of 16. Panghal, who’s taking part in his first large event after the disappointing present on the Tokyo Olympics, regarded in management all through the three rounds.
He used his mixture of proper and left punches successfully and fought from a distance, compelling Berri to return ahead and assault.
Panghal was fast to land a flurry of punches in every of the three rounds as Berri was no match for the Indian.
With the opening two rounds moving into his favour, Panghal was content material with defending within the last three minutes, saving his power for the harder challenges forward.
He’s now one win away from securing his second CWG medal. Within the final version in Gold Coast he had clinched a silver.
He’ll face 20-year-old Lennon Mulligan of Scotland.
“It was a great exercise but it surely was simple. My opponent was good however by no means gave me any issues,” Panghal mentioned after his win.
“I might have stepped it up however there’s a lengthy method to go and I’m right here for gold. I gained silver at Gold Coast and I’m right here to go one higher.
“I’m solely within the gold medal. That is why I took it on factors, to get a great bit of labor within the ring,” he added.
Final version’s bronze medallist, Hussamudin additionally put up a dominant show in his fast-paced bout.
The 28-year-old Indian was at his counter-attacking greatest as he landed sharp punches whereas dancing throughout the ring.
He’ll fancy his possibilities of a second CWG medal as he faces Namibia’s Tryagain Morning Ndevelo within the quarterfinals.
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