- Amit could not defend his title in Asian Boxing Championship
- India won a total of 15 medals by performing its best in this championship.
- 25-year-old Amit Panghal had to be content with silver medal
India’s top boxer Amit Panghal wants to forget the defeat in the final of the Asian Boxing Championship and now focus on the Tokyo Olympics. In boxing, Amit is one of the strong contenders for the medal in the Mahakumbh Olympics from India.
Amit (52kg) was defeated 3-2 by reigning Olympic and world champion
‘I want to change the color of medal in Tokyo Olympics
After returning from Dubai ‘Navbharat Times Online’ Talking about the title match, 25-year-old Haryana boxer Amit said, “I was winning the final bout, but the referee’s wrong decision denied me the title. We challenged the review before the jury but they did not accept it. My coach also said that I was winning but didn’t know how the opposition boxer was declared the winner. This definitely broke my heart but now I want to change the color of this medal in Tokyo Olympics.
India did its best this time in the Asian Championships. Indian boxers won a total of 15 medals, which was 2 medals more than the previous best performance.
‘The Federation has registered a protest in Aiba but hardly changes the decision now’
Amit said, ‘I was winning the second rounder 5-0 but the score came 3-2 in my favor. Score of the third and final round I was thinking 4-1 or 3-2 in my favor but the decision went 3-2 in favor of Shakhobidin. All the coaches and boxing experts were saying that I deserved the winner. The Boxing Federation of India has registered its protest in AIBA but there is hardly any change in the result now.
Amit preparing for Olympics with personal coach Anil Dhankhar
This was the last tournament before the Tokyo Olympics. Amit, who is working in the Army, is currently at his home and will soon go to the Sai Center in Patiala for a camp. 2018 Asian Games gold medalist Amit has been given a personal coach by the Boxing Federation of India in the form of Anil Dhankhar till the Olympics, under whose supervision he is carrying out his preparations.
‘My full focus is now on Tokyo Olympics’
This star boxer of the country said, ‘Now I am going to the camp. I will try to rectify any shortcomings. I rarely go out of my house at this time. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, I have also stopped meeting more with friends. My full focus is now on Tokyo Olympics. I don’t want to miss this wonderful opportunity. My preparation is very good. I will try to improvise with the coach after seeing the final footage.
Amit and Shakhobidin may face each other again in Olympics
Amit and Shakhobidin may face each other again in Tokyo Olympics 2020. Amit has said that I am waiting for the day when he will be in front of me again. Panghal won the gold medal at the 2019 Bangkok Asian Championships. He could not defend his title this time.
Panghal kept fighting with the injured eye
While Zoirov was overwhelmed in the first round, Panghal raised his game in the second round and managed to avoid the agility and punches of the opponent. Panghal showed a strong game in the third round even after suffering an eye injury and in this round he got more points from the judges, but on the basis of total points, he fell behind.
Mother’s hand likes kheer and churma
Amit said that whenever he stays at home, his mother makes kheer and churma of his choice. Amit said, ‘Whenever I am out of the house for tournaments, I miss the kheer and churma of Maa’s hand a lot. When I return home from a tournament, she keeps both these things in advance for me. They know that I like it a lot.