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CWG: India assured of 5 boxing medals (Boxing Roundup)

IANS  |  Gold Coast 

Boxers Amit Panghal, Naman Tanwar, Mohammed Hussamuddin, and Satish assured at least a medal each as they reached the semi-finals of their respective weights categories on the sixth day of the 21st here on Tuesday.

The day started with defeating Aqeel Ahmed of 4:1 in the quarter-finals of the men's light flyweight (49 kilogram) category and Naman outplaying Samoa's by a unanimous 5:0 verdict in the heavyweight (91kg) division.

Later in the day, in men's 56kg category, Hussamuddin overpowered Muilenga Everisto of in a unanimous 5:0 verdict while defeated Australia's 4:1 in the 69kg category. Satish also won his bout with a split 4:1 decision in +91kg quarterfinals bout.

In the 49kg category bout, the opening round was evenly matched with both boxers maintaining a high tempo. Amit found it difficult to penetrate Aqueel's defence and land blows to the head.

Amit did better in the second round, changing his tactics by landing more body shots and attacking his opponent's defence from different angles.

The Indian dominated the third round, putting Aqeel under pressure with his superior hand speed and feet movements.

In the other match, Naman had a much easier day in office against Masoe.

The 19-year-old Indian used his superior height, power and hand speed to pepper his oppoinent with a constant barrage of punches.

The Samoan managed to land very few punches as Naman used his excellent reflexes to good effect.

The Indian dominated all the three rounds and it came as no surprise when all the five judges voted in his favour at the end.

In the 56kg category bout, Hussamuddin was dominant right from the start as there were couple of standing counts against the Zambian Towards the end of bout, Hussamuddin became more aggressive and landed punched from left to right.

He will now face of England on April 13.

In 69kg quarterfinal bout, the first two rounds between the and Nickolas were a proper slugfest. But at the end Manoj won his bout with a split decision in his favour.

In +91kg action, Satish defeated of & Tobago 4:1. The duo played aggressively and tried to corner each other. At times, the Indian received few heavy punches but after three rounds, declared the Indian as the winner.

In the women's section, veteran has already reached the semi-finals, while another former world champion, L. Sarita Devi, is in the quarter-finals.



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First Published: Tue, April 10 2018. 17:56 IST