Defending champion Amit Panghal (52kg) out-punched acquainted foe Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan to enter the finals of the Asian Boxing Championships right here on Friday.
The highest-seeded Indian defeated Bibossinov 5-0. The Kazakh is a world championship bronze-medallist and had misplaced to silver-winner Panghal within the semifinals of that occasion as nicely.
Panghal was in prime kind as he took management along with his sharp counter-attacks in opposition to the defensively weaker Bibossinov.
The Indian performed the ready recreation to perfection because the third-seeded Bibossinov’s plan to dazzle him with early aggression fell flat because the bout progressed.
The world primary from Haryana grew to become the aggressor within the last spherical as Bibossinov ran out of steam.
On Thursday evening, 4 Indian girls boxers had superior to the finals.
Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg), Lalbuatsaihi (64kg), Pooja Rani (75kg) and Anupama (+81kg) gained their bouts to make the summit conflict.
Of those, Pooja bought a walkover after her opponent pulled out.
It was heartbreak for two-time world youth champion Sakshi Choudhary (54kg) as she misplaced her last spot after her rival, top-seeded Kazakh Dina Zholaman, efficiently challenged the slim victory that she had clinched within the last-four stage.
Sakshi had prevailed 3-2 within the regulation bout however the choice was challenged by the Kazakh crew and finally overturned.