August 18, 2022
Commonwealth Games 2022: Boxers Rohit Tokas, Amit Panghal, Sagar Ahlawat, Jasmine enter semi-finals


Commonwealth Games 2022: Boxers Rohit Tokas, Amit Panghal, Sagar Ahlawat, Jasmine enter semi-finals

Indian boxer Rohit Tokas.© Instagram

Rohit Tokas and Sagar Ahlawat continued India’s medal race in boxing, joining Amit Panghal and Jasmine in the semi-finals. While Tokas posted a unanimous victory over Niue’s Javier Matafa-Ikinofo in the men’s welterweight (over 63.5kg–67kg) quarter-final match, Ahlawat dominated the men’s +92kg event at the Commonwealth, over KD Evans Agnes of Seychelles. registered. Games in Birmingham on Thursday. 22-year-old Ahlawat from Haryana took India’s medal tally to seven in boxing with a 5-0 win over Agnes in the super heavyweight quarterfinals. Earlier, Jasmine defeated Troy Garten of New Zealand 4–1 by a split decision in the women’s lightweight (60 kg) quarterfinals, while Panghal also made his flyweight (48–51 kg) quarterfinal against Lennon Mulligan of Scotland. Won two more medals. for India.

In the men’s bout, it was a unanimous decision in favor of the Indian southpaw, who had won a silver medal during the previous edition in Gold Coast.

The bout was not of great quality, but Panghal won over his younger Scottish rival, thwarting him with his solid defence. He sometimes scored points with brutal counter-attacks.

In the first two rounds, the 26-year-old Indian used a guard down approach to invite Mulligan on the offensive, but went out of his reach with some nimble footwork.

In between, he landed a few left jabs to dodge the 20-year-old Scott, and in the final round, landed a barrage of ‘one-two’ combinations (a left-pocket followed by a right cross).

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Mulligan, in fact, received a standing count and by the end of the second round the writing was on the wall, and Panghal was assured a second CWG medal.

Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Neetu Gangus (48kg) and Mohammad Husamuddin (57kg) have also advanced to the semi-finals to ensure medals in their respective categories.

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