Boxer Amit enters semis, assured of medal at CWG

Boxer Amit enters semis, assured of medal at CWG
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By: PTI
Updated: 10 Apr 2018 11:23 AM
Gold Coast: Indian boxer Amit Panghal assured himself of a Commonwealth Games medal on debut after advancing to the semifinals of the light flyweight (49kg) category here today.

Amit defeated Scotland's Aqeel Ahmed in a split 4-1 verdict.


Chasing a third successive international gold, the 22-year-old fromHaryana overcame a rusty start to turn the tables on his opponent.

Amit had lost the opening round on a majority decision but came back strongly to clinch the bout and a spot in the semifinals in his maiden appearance at a multi-sport event.

He had won gold medals at the India Open and the Strandja Memorial Tournament in Bulgaria before coming into the Games.

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