A badly bruised Satish Kumar ( 91kg) put up a gutsy efficiency towards reigning world champion Bakhodir Jalolov but it surely was not sufficient to upstage the rampaging Uzbek because the Indian boxer made a quarterfinal exit from the Olympic Video games right here on Sunday.
Taking the ring with a number of stitches on his brow and chin after sustaining cuts within the pre-quarters, Satish misplaced 0-5 however the scoreline was not reflective of his courageous efficiency.
Satish had scripted historical past by simply qualifying for the Video games as he was the primary tremendous heavyweight from India to attain the feat.
The 32-year-old Military man stood his floor within the largest bout of his profession, often managed to land a shot together with his proper hand however Jalolov dominated the proceedings all via, counting on his imposing manner and glorious counter-attacking recreation to sail via.
What stood out in regards to the Commonwealth Video games silver-winner was his resolve to battle it out.
The previous kabaddi participant from Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr didn’t hesitate to launch assaults regardless of the chance of his cuts opening up.
Satish’s brow reduce did open up ultimately through the third spherical however he fought via even with that.
Jalolov, a 27-year-old footballer-turned-boxer, additionally acknowledged his rival’s bravery on the finish of the bout by nodding in appreciation in the direction of him after securing his maiden Olympic Video games medal.
Jalolov can also be a three-time Asian champion, all these gold medals coming in succession to him since 2017.
With this the Indian males’s boxing marketing campaign got here to an finish within the Video games.
Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) stays the lone pugilist in fray after having made made the semifinals to safe India’s first and solely boxing medal of the continuing version.
On Saturday, it was a serious disappointment for India when world primary Amit Panghal (52kg) bowed out of the occasion following a 1-4 loss to Rio Video games silver-medallist Yuberjen Martinez of Colombia.
An injured Vikas Krishan (69kg), and the debutant duo of Manish Kaushik (63kg) and Ashish Chaudhary (75kg) had earlier bowed out following opening-round losses.
Within the girls’s competitors, six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg), two-time Asian champion Pooja Rani (75kg) and world bronze-winner Simranjit Kaur (60kg) had misplaced within the preliminary stage.