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.