Amit Panghal crashes out of Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo : Indian boxer Amit Panghal lost his round of 16 bout to Yuberjen Martinez of Colombia in the 52kg (flyweight) category and crashed out of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, here on Saturday.

World No 1 Panghal lost to Rio Silver medalist Martinez in three action packed rounds by a 4:1 split verdict at the Ryogoku Kokugikan arena.

With Amit’s loss, four of the five Indian men boxers at the Tokyo Olympics have now made their exit in their respective opening rounds.

Earlier, Vikas Krishan lost to Quincy Okazawa by a unanimous decision in the men’s welterweight category, followed by Ashish Kumar, who lost to Erbieke Tuoheta of China also by a unanimous decision in the men’s middleweight category.

Manish Kaushik lost to Great Britain’s Luke McCormack by a 4:1 split decision, in the men’s lightweight division.

Now, only Satish Kumar remains in the fray for India in the super heavyweight division.


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