Asian Boxing Championships 2021 Men’s Finals Live Updates: Sanjeet Wins Gold; Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa Bag Silver


Asian Boxing Championships 2021 Mens Finals Live: Sanjeet Wins Gold; Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa Bag Silver

Asian Boxing C’ships Men’s Finals Live: Amit Paghal lost 2-3 against Shakhobidin Zoirov in 52kg final.© BFI


Indian heavyweight boxer Sanjeet defeated Olympic silver-medallist Vassiliy Levit in the 91kg final to clinch gold medal at the Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai on Monday. Earlier, top-seed Amit Panghal (52kg) and Shiva Thapa (64kg) lost their respective bouts on split decision and took home silver medal. The Indian contingent has sought review of Amit’s gold medal bout, which he lost 2-3 against World and Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan. Shiva Thapa lost 2-3 to Mongolia’s Baatarsukh Chinzorig in the 64kg final, taking home a silver medal. This was Thapa’s fifth successive medal at the event, making him the most the first Indian male boxer in the tournament history to secure five medals.

Asian Boxing Championships 2021 Men’s Finals Live Updates From Dubai

  • 22:04 (IST)

    Bakhodir Jalolov vs Kamshibek Kunkabayev (+91kg)!

    Bakhodir Jalolov faces Kamshibek Kunkabayev (+91kg) in the last bout of the night.

  • 21:54 (IST)

    Sanjeet clinches 91kg gold!

    Sanjeet defeated Vassiliy Levit to take home the 91kg gold medal.

  • 21:52 (IST)

    Levit dominates second round!

    Vassiliy Levit, the more experienced of the two boxers, dominated the second round and would go into the final round with the advantage.

  • 21:48 (IST)

    Hard-fought opening round!

    The first round ends with Vassiliy Levit and Sanjeet both landing their punches in equal measures. It was a closely-fought oopening round and both boxers would claim it for themselves.

  • 21:44 (IST)

    Battle of best!

    Vassiliy Levit is the top seed while Sanjeet is the second-seeded boxer in the 91kg heavyweight category.

  • 21:42 (IST)

    Sanjeet faces top-seed Vassiliy Levit in 91kg final!

    India’s Sanjeet is up against top-seed Vassiliy Levit of Kazakhstan in the 91kg final.

  • 21:41 (IST)

    Ruzmetov wins 81kg gold!

    Both boxers gave their all in this bout but Dilshodbek Ruzmetov in the end emerges as the winner of 81kg gold medal

  • 21:33 (IST)

    Gheshlaghi’s strong response!

    It has turned out to be brilliant contest between these two with Meysam Gheshlaghi connecting few lusty blows right on target, giving himself a good chance going into the final round.

  • 21:32 (IST)

    Meysam Gheshlaghi’s strong left punch!

    A powerful left blow from Meysam Gheshlaghi and he finding his way into this bout.

  • 21:29 (IST)

    Ruzmetov on top after first round!

    Ruzmetov has dropped his guard from the opening round itself, inviting Gheshlaghi to come close and has so far used his experience to good effect, striking a perfect balance between attack and defence.

  • 21:27 (IST)

    Bright start from Ruzmetov!

    Dilshodbek Ruzmetov gets off to a sharp start as lands his left hook early on in the opening round.

  • 21:26 (IST)

    Meysam Gheshlaghi vs Dilshodbek Ruzmetov (81kg)

    Iran’s Meysam Gheshlaghi takes on Uzbekistan’s Dilshodbek Ruzmetov in the 81kg final.

  • 21:23 (IST)

    Uzbekistan’s Jafarov Saidjamshid wins 75kg gold!

    A fiercely competitive bout and Uzbekistan’s Jafarov Saidjamshid comes out on top to take home the 75kg gold medal, beating Abilkhan Amankul on split decision.

  • 21:17 (IST)

    Amankul takes charge!

    After a close first round, Abilkhan Amankul has started the second round on the front foot, adopting more aggressive approach. However, Jafarov Saidjamshid has not allowed his opponent to land his punches with any much force. Jafarov is facing the standing count, after and he is not very happy about it.

  • 21:10 (IST)

    Jafarov Saidjamshid vs Abilkhan Amankul (75kg)!

    Jafarov Saidjamshid of Uzbekistan enters the ring in the red corner, while Abilkhan Amankul of Kazakhstan is blue corner. Both the boxers are unseeded.

  • 21:08 (IST)

    Bobo-Usmon Baturov wins 69kg gold!

    What a disappointing end to the bout as an injury to Ablaikhan Zhussupov in the opening round meant he couldn’t continue and Bobo-Usmon Baturov was declared the winner.

  • 21:04 (IST)

    Bobo-Usmon Baturov vs Ablaikhan Zhussupov (69kg)!

    Uzbekistan’s Bobo-Usmon Baturov is up against Kazakhstan’s  Ablaikhan Zhussupov in the 69kg final.

  • 20:47 (IST)

    Shiva Thapa on ascendency!

    Both boxers seem very happy with their performance in the second round but Shiva Thapa will go in to the third round with more confidence, leaving Chinzorig to up his game in the last round.

  • 20:41 (IST)

    Level at first round!

    Measured start from both the boxers in the opening round. Both pugilists didn’t want to give thjeir opponent any advantage hence went with rather cautious approach. The coming rounds are expected to witness the change in tactics.

  • 20:39 (IST)

    Shiva Thapa enters the ring!

    India’s Shiva Thapa is up against Baatarsukh Chinzorig in the 64kg final. The Indian boxer is the red corner with his Mongolian opponent in blue corner.

  • 20:38 (IST)

    Erdenebat Tsendbaatar wins 60kg gold!

    Erdenebat Tsendbaatar beats Iran’s Daniyal Shahbakhsh by a 5-0 unanimous decision to win the  60kg gold. Tsendbaatar was the defending champion and he successfully fought for his title with a dominant performance.

  • 20:32 (IST)

    Daniyal Shahbakhsh vs Erdenebat Tsendbaatar (60kg)

    Iran’s Daniyal Shahbakhsh is up against Erdenebat Tsendbaatar of Mongolia in the 60kg final.  

  • 20:21 (IST)

    Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov vs Enkh-Amar Kharkhuu (56kg)!

    Mongolia’s Enkh-Amar Kharkhuu wins the 56khg gold beating Uzbekistan’s Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov on split verdict. Kharkhuu lifted his game when it mattered the most in the third and final round to win the closely-fought fight.

  • 20:09 (IST)

    Amit Panghal takes home 52kg silver!

    Amit Panghal (52kg) lost 2-3 against  the reigning World and Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan in the final of Asian Boxing Championships.

  • 20:00 (IST)

    Strong show from Amit Panghal!

    This round should go to the Indian boxer in the red corner who kept his opponent quiet for the major part.

  • 19:58 (IST)

    Much better from Amit in this round as he lands his left punch right on the target. He has been cautious but very effective in this round.
  • 19:56 (IST)

    Good opening round!

    Both boxers were quite technical and light on their feet. They both didn’t get too close to each other but used their reach to strike from the distance. 

  • 19:54 (IST)

    Fast start to the bout form both boxers, making up for an exciting contest between the top-seeded and second-seconded boxers in the category.
  • 19:53 (IST)

    First round begins!

    India’s Amit Panghal is in red corner while Shakhobidin Zoirov is in the blue corner.

  • 19:51 (IST)

    Amit Panghal vs Shakhobidin Zoirov!

    Next up will be India’s Amit Panghal taking on second-seed Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan.

  • 19:50 (IST)

    Nodirjon Mirzakhmedov wins 49kg gold!

    Nodirjon Mirzakhmedov gets the better of teenager Daniyal Sabit by a uniamous 5-0 verdict to win 49kg gold.

  • 19:46 (IST)

    Third round!

    Daniyal Sabit continues to be on the front foot pushing Nodirjon Mirzakhmedov into the corners. However, Mirzakhmedov has used all his experience and kept himself in contention by landing some powerful blows.

  • 19:45 (IST)

    Another exciting round!

    If first round was close, this round was even more closer, with both players needing some attention from the doctors for a couple of minor injuries.

  • 19:40 (IST)

    Close fight!

    Daniyal Sabit looked more confident in the first round but Nodirjon Mirzakhmedov landed a few of his punches on target.

  • 19:37 (IST)

    Young Daniyal Sabit shows his aggression!

    Daniyal Sabit starts aggressively in this bout pushing Nodirjon Mirzakhmedov to adopt defensive approach.

  • 19:27 (IST)

    Minutes away from the start!

    In the first bout, Uzbekistan’s Nodirjon Mirzakhmedov will face Kazakhstan boxer Daniyal Sabit in the 49kg final.

  • 19:21 (IST)

    Indian women boxers won one gold and three silver medals!

    Pooja Rani won the gold medal, while star boxer Mary Kom and two other female boxers won silver after coming short in their respective finals.

  • 19:01 (IST)

    Sanjeet faces silver-medallist from Rio Olympics!

    Sanjeet, who got the better of Uzbekistan’s Sanjar Tursunov in last round, will Vassiliy Levit, who who won sliver at Rio Olympics.

  • 18:59 (IST)

    Shiva Thapa faces Mongolian challenge!

    Shiva Thapa, the first Indian male boxer in the tournament history to secure five medals, will face Mongolia’s Baatarsukh Chinzorig in the 64 kg final.

  • 18:56 (IST)

    Big test for Amit Panghal!

    Amit Panghal will take on Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan in the 52 kg final.

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