India’s Amit Panghal has created historical past by way of turning into the primary Indian male boxer to succeed in the general of AIBA International Boxing Championships. Panghal has confident himself of a minimum of a silver medal after defeating Kazakhstan’s Saken Bibossinov by way of cut up resolution (3-2) within the 52kg semi-final on Friday in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Amit Panghal, the Asian Video games gold medallist, has thus surpassed International Championships bronze medalists of the likes of Vijender Singh, Vikas Krishan, Shiva Thapa and Gaurav Bidhuri after turning into the primary Indian male boxer to breach the semi-final barrier.

Amit Panghal confirmed a large number of elegance as he took his time within the first spherical prior to touchdown some the most important punches. Panghal was once quick-footed as he swayed clear of punches and landed a couple of high quality left jabs. Because the bout entered the second spherical, Panghal began dominating and put force on his Kazak opponent Bibossinov. Whilst Bibossinov fought again within the third spherical, Panghal stored his cool and prevailed 3-2 within the arduous bout.

Manish Kaushik finishes with bronze

In the meantime, Manish Kaushik misplaced the 63kg semi-final bout to former international champion and top-seeded Cuban Andy Cruz Gomes by way of unanimous resolution (5-0) in Ekaterinburg. Manish thus was handiest the 6th Indian male boxer to medal on the International Championships.

Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik helped India create historical past on the ongoing International Championships after they had reached the semi-final as India had now not gained greater than a unmarried bronze medal at a unmarried version of the sector meet.

Amit Panghal will face Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov, the reigning Olympic gold medalist, within the last on Saturday in Ekaterinburg.

Panghal has been considered one of India’s maximum constant boxers within the fresh previous.Ever since Panghal went directly to win the bronze at Asian Championships in 2017, the 23-year-old has been on an upward trajectory.

Panghal gained the Asian Video games gold medal in 2018, months after successful the silver medal in Commonwealth Video games. Panghal warmed as much as the International Championships this 12 months with a gold on the Asian Championships in April 2019.

Panghal, Manish seal berths in Olympic qualifiers

The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) had made it transparent that boxers who win medals on the International Championships will likely be computerized alternatives for the Olympic qualifiers scheduled in February in China.

“Sure, Amit and Manish will likely be going to the qualifiers. There might not be any trials of their weight classes now,” Indian Boxing’s Prime-Efficiency Director Santiago Nieva informed PTI.

The remainder of the squad will likely be picked at the foundation of camp efficiency, issues collected at world occasions and in some instances, trials.

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