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Commonwealth Games 2018: Boxer Amit Panghal enters semis, assured of medal

Chasing a third successive international gold, the 22-year-old from Haryana overcame a rusty start to turn the tables on his opponent.

Published: 10th April 2018 11:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th April 2018 11:02 AM   |  A+A-

Amit Panghal | twitter/Indian Boxing Federation

By PTI

GOLD COAST: Indian boxer Amit Panghal assured himself of a Commonwealth Games medal on debut after advancing to the semifinals of the light flyweight (49kg) category here today.

Amit defeated Scotland's Aqeel Ahmed in a split 4-1 verdict.

Chasing a third successive international gold, the 22-year-old from Haryana overcame a rusty start to turn the tables on his opponent.

Amit had lost the opening round on a majority decision but came back strongly to clinch the bout and a spot in the semifinals in his maiden appearance at a multi-sport event.

He had won gold medals at the India Open and the Strandja Memorial Tournament in Bulgaria before coming into the Games.

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