CWG 2022: Boxer Amit Panghal makes winning start, cruises to quarterfinals | Commonwealth Games 2022 News

BIRMINGHAM: Indian boxer Amit Panghal started his Commonwealth Games campaign with an easy victory as he headed to the men’s flyweight (51kg) quarter-finals here on Monday.
Panghal, world championship silver medalist, outclassed Namri Berri from Vanuatu by unanimous verdict.
Panghal, who is participating in his first major tournament after the disappointing spectacle of Tokyo Olympicsseemed in control throughout all three laps.
He used his combination of right and left punches effectively and fought from distance, forcing Berri to come forward and attack.
Panghal was quick to land a flurry of punches in each of the three rounds as Berri was no match for the Indian.
With the first two rounds in his favor, Panghal was content to defend in the final three minutes, saving his energy for the tougher challenges ahead.
He is now one win away from earning his second CWG medal. In the latest edition of Golden Coast he had won a silver medal.

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