Amit Panghal, the Asian Games gold medallist, has thus surpassed World Championships bronze medalists of the likes of Vijender Singh, Vikas Krishan, Shiva Thapa and Gaurav Bidhuri after becoming the first Indian male boxer to breach the semi-final barrier.
Amit Panghal showed a lot of class as he took his time in the first round before landing some crucial punches. Panghal was quick-footed as he swayed away from punches and landed a few fine left jabs. As the bout entered the 2nd round, Panghal started dominating and put pressure on his Kazak opponent Bibossinov. While Bibossinov fought back in the 3rd round, Panghal kept his cool and prevailed 3-2 in the exhausting bout.
Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik helped India make history at the continuous World Championships when they had arrived at the semi-last as India had not won in excess of a solitary bronze decoration at a solitary version of the world meet.
Amit Panghal will confront Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov, the ruling Olympic gold medalist, in the last on Saturday in Ekaterinburg. Watch Boxing live stream
Panghal has been one of India’s most predictable fighters in the ongoing past.Ever since Panghal proceeded to win the bronze at Asian Championships in 2017, the 23-year-old has been on an upward direction.
Panghal won the Asian Games gold award in 2018, months subsequent to winning the silver decoration in Commonwealth Games. Panghal got used to the World Championships this year with a gold at the Asian Championships in April 2019.