Tokyo Olympics: Amit Panghal ousted by Yuberjen Martinez in flyweight pre-quarters bout

In yet another setback for Indian boxing in the Tokyo Olympics, flyweight boxer Amit Panghal was ousted by Colombia's Yuberjen Martinez in the pre-quarters bout on Saturday. The world number one Indian lost it by a considerable margin of 4-1. Panghal was the top-seeded Indian and was making his Olympic debut after receiving a bye in the opening round. Although the Indian was under pressure against the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist, he did well to connect his punches on the Colombian to win the opening round 4-1. ALSO READ: Tokyo Olympics: Simranjit Kaur loses her pre-quarters lightweight bout to Sudaporn Seesondee However, the Indian was already aware of Martinez's pace, as in the following round, the Colombian bounced back with some strong blows to Panghal's body, courtesy of his uppercuts. Although the Indian tried to respond back, the Colombian's resolution allowed him to level in the round. As things moved into the decisive round, Panghal went defensive while Martinez accelerated his intensity, outplaying the former and winning the bout 4-1. The Colombian is looking to turn professional following his stint at this Games. #TeamIndia | #Tokyo2020 | #Boxing Men's Fly Weight 48-52kg Round of 16 Results 💔 loss for Amit against Rio Silver medallist Martinez. Spirited boxing in your debut #OlympicGames @Boxerpanghal 🙌 We'll come back #StrongerTogether #RukengeNahi #EkIndiaTeamIndia #Cheer4India — Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) July 31, 2021 NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitise, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona

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