Ekaterinburg: Asian champion Amit Panghal (52kg) started his quest for a World Championship medal with a powerful win over Chinese language Taipei’s Tu Po-Wei in his opening bout of the marquee occasion right here on Saturday.
The second-seeded 23-year-old, who can also be an Asian Video games gold-medallist, thrashed his rival 5-Zero to maneuver into the pre-quarterfinals of the world showpiece. The Indian had been given a first-round bye.
Sharp as ever along with his assaults, Panghal dominated Po-Wei from the primary spherical itself to notch up a cushty win. The boxer from Taipei spent most of his time attempting to keep away from any engagement, prompting the referee to warning him towards the passive strategy.
A quarterfinalist within the final version of the World Championship in Hamburg, Panghal’s trademark aggression and tempo was one thing that Po-Wei simply couldn’t address.
The Indian Military-man, who misplaced to the then relying champion Hasanboy Dusmatov within the quarterfinals in 2017, has been in large kind for greater than a yr now.
Even a change of weight class, from 49kg to 52kg, has had little affect on his efficiency.
Actually, his Asian Championship gold earlier this yr got here inside a few months of him going as much as 52kg.