File photograph of Amit Panghal.© AFP
Amit Panghal ensured a fourth medal for India from the boxing ring after profitable his flyweight (48-51 kg) quarter-final in opposition to Scotland’s Lennon Mulligan on the Commonwealth Video games on Thursday. It was a unanimous verdict in favour of the Indian southpaw. Panghal had received a silver medal over the last version in Gold Coast. The bout wasn’t of nice high quality however the 26-year-old India prevailed over his a lot youthful Scottish opponent, tiring him out with a stable defence. He gained factors with occasional ferocious counter-attack.
Within the first two rounds, Panghal employed a guard down method to ask Mulligan to go on the offensive however swayed away from his attain with some nimble footwork.
In between he did land a few left jabs to rattle the 20-year-old Scot and within the remaining spherical unleashed a barrage of ‘one-two’ mixture (a left-jab adopted by a proper cross).
Mulligan actually obtained a standing depend and by the top of spherical two, the writing was clear on the wall that Panghal will earn a second CWG medal.
Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Nitu Ganghas (48kg) and Mohd Hussamudin (57kg) have additionally reached the semifinal stage to be assured of medals of their respective classes.
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