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CWG 2022: Sagar Ahlawat storms into tremendous heavyweight semi-final to verify India’s sixth boxing medal

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Super Heavyweight boxer Sagar Ahlawat defeated Seychelles’ Keddy Agnes by unanimous verdict to succeed in the semifinals and ensure India’s sixth boxing medal.

CWG 2022: Sagar Ahlawat storms into semi-final to verify India’s sixth boxing medal (SAI Photo)

HIGHLIGHTSSagar Ahlawat ensured the sixth medal for India from boxingSagar Ahlawat defeated Seychelles’ Keddy Agnes in quartersSagar, a 23-year-old, is from Dhandlan village in Jhajjar

Super Heavyweight boxer Sagar Ahlawat ensured the sixth medal for India from the boxing ring after successful his (+92kg) quarter-final in opposition to Seychelles’ Keddy Agnes on the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.

Earlier, Sagar defeated India’s No. 1 tremendous heavyweight and 2020 Tokyo quarterfinalist Satish Kumar 5-0 and reigning nationwide champion Narender within the trials for males’s +92kg to ebook his place for the Commonwealth Games. Sagar, a 23-year-old, is from Dhandlan village in Jhajjar. Sagar is a BA III scholar of GGDSD College.

Earlier, Jasmine beat New Zealand’s Troy Garton by a 4-1 cut up verdict within the ladies’s light-weight (60kg) quarter-final, whereas Panghal too gained his flyweight (48-51 kg) quarter-final in opposition to Scotland’s Lennon Mulligan to guarantee two extra medals for India. In the lads’s bout, it was a unanimous verdict in favour of the Indian southpaw, who had gained a silver medal over the last version on the Gold Coast.

The bout wasn’t of nice high quality, however Panghal prevailed over his youthful Scottish opponent, tiring him out along with his strong protection. He gained factors with occasional ferocious counter-attacks. In the primary two rounds, the 26-year-old Indian employed a guard-down strategy to ask Mulligan to go on the offensive however swayed away from his attain with some nimble footwork.

In between, he did land a few left jabs to rattle the 20-year-old Scot, and within the ultimate spherical, unleashed a barrage of ‘one-two’ combos (a left-jab adopted by a proper cross). Mulligan, the truth is, obtained a standing rely and by the top of spherical two the writing was on the wall, and Panghal was assured of a second CWG medal. Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Nitu Ganghas (48kg) and Mohd Hussamudin (57kg) have additionally reached the semifinal stage to be assured of medals of their respective classes.

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