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Amit Panghal, Manish Kaushik Advance But Ashish Kumar Bows Out of World Boxing Championship

Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik won their second-round bouts at the World Boxing Championship as Ashish Kumar ended his campaign.


Updated:September 14, 2019, 11:19 PM IST
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Amit Panghal, Manish Kaushik Advance But Ashish Kumar Bows Out of World Boxing Championship
Amit Panghal at the World Boxing Championship (Photo Credit: BFI)

Ekaterinburg: Asian champion Amit Panghal (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) clinched resounding victories in their second-round bouts to ensure there was no stopping India's stupendous run at the World Men's Boxing Championships here on Saturday.

Panghal out-punched Chinese Taipei's Tu Po-Wei, while Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Kaushik also dominated The Netherlands' Enrico Lacruz as the duo clinched identical 5-0 triumphs.

The day, however, ended on a slightly disappointing note with seventh-seeded Asian silver-medallist Ashish Kumar (75kg) going down to China's Tuohetaerbieke Tanglatihan in a split 2-3 verdict.

The second-seeded Panghal, an Asian Games gold-medallist who had been given a first-round bye, will be up against Turkey's Baluhan Citfci in the pre-quarterfinals.

Manish has a tough one at hand as he will square off against fourth-seeded Mongolian Chinzorig Baatarsukh, a silver-medallist at the Asian Games as well as the Asian Championships.

Sharp as ever with his attacks, Panghal dominated Po-Wei from the first round itself to notch up a comfortable 5-0 win. The boxer from Taipei spent most of his time trying to avoid any engagement, prompting the referee to caution him against the passive approach.

"I had fought him earlier as well in the Asian Championships' first round and won 3-2. This time I was keen to ensure that the fight was not that close and I managed to do that," Panghal, 23, said after the bout.

"I decided to be aggressive from the very first round and log as many scoring punches as possible," he added.

A quarterfinalist in the last edition of the World Championship in Hamburg, Panghal's trademark aggression and the pace was something that Po-Wei just couldn't cope with.

In the evening session, Kaushik, competing in his maiden World Championship, was equally ruthless against Lacruz.

The former national champion had little trouble connecting his combination punches against an opponent, whose defence was mostly non-existent and the attacking streak also fizzled out after the opening round.

Ashish, on the other hand, was locked in a draining contest. Tanglatihan was not the more attacking but was certainly the more accurate of the two, managing to move in and out effortlessly against a slightly slower Ashish.

Panghal, who lost to the then-defending champion Hasanboy Dusmatov in the quarterfinals in 2017, has been in tremendous form for more than a year now.

Even a change of weight category, from 49kg to 52kg, has had little impact on his performance.

In fact, his Asian Championship gold earlier this year came within a couple of months of him going up to 52kg.

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