CWG 2022: Boxers Amit Panghal, Sagar Ahlawat, Jaismine Enter SFs To Take Six Medals From Ring | News about Commonwealth Games

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Sagar Ahlawat continued India’s medal rush in boxing, joining Amit Panghal and Jasmine in the semi-finals with a dominant victory over Keddy Evans Agnes of Seychelles in the +92kg men’s competition at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Thursday. The 22-year-old from Haryana took a 5-0 victory over Agnes in the super heavyweight quarterfinals, taking India’s medal count in boxing to six at the showpiece. more, Jasmine defeated New Zealand’s Troy Garton by a 4-1 tiebreaker in the women’s lightweight (60kg) quarterfinal, while Panghal also won his flyweight (48-51kg) against Scottish Lennon Mulligan to take two more medals insurance for India.

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Among the men, it was a unanimous verdict in favor of the Indian southpaw, who had won a silver medal at the previous edition in Gold Coast.

The game was not of great quality, but Panghal triumphed over his younger Scottish opponent, which fatigued him with his solid defence. He scored points with the occasional ferocious counterattack.

In the opening two laps, the 26-year-old Indian used a cautious approach to invite Mulligan to attack, but he swung away from his reach with some deft footwork.

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In between, he landed a pair of left jabs to rattle the 20-year-old Scot, and on the final round unleashed a barrage of ‘one-two’ combination (a left jab followed by a right cross).

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Mulligan even got a standing count and by the end of round two the writing was on the wall and Panghal was secured a second CWG medal.

Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Nitu Ganghas (48kg) and Mohd Hussamudin (57kg) also reached the semi-finals to secure medals in their respective categories.

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