Saturday, July 31, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Satish Kumar's super heavyweight quarterfinal loss ends India's men's boxing campaign

In what comes as a heartbreak for India on Sunday morning, its men's boxing stint in the Tokyo Olympics came to an end. Super heavyweight boxer Satish Kumar lost his bout to Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan in the quarterfinal. The Indian was already fighting with some stitches to his forehead and chin following his brutal pre-quarters bout to Jamaica's Ricardo Brown. While he lost to the Uzbek 0-5, the scoreline does not display the strong performance he put forward. The 32-year-old Satish managed to stand his ground but was not regular at landing punches on Jalolov. Meanwhile, the Uzbek utilised his counter-attacking style to dominate the Indian. ALSO READ: Tokyo Olympics: Amit Panghal ousted by Yuberjen Martinez in flyweight pre-quarters bout In the third round, Satish's forehead stitch opened up, but he even fought through it. Following the bout, Jalolov applauded his opponent's bravery. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Boxing federation of India (@bfi_official_) Satish was the first Indian in the super heavyweight category to qualify for the Olympics ever. Meanwhile, Jalolov happens to be the reigning world champion, besides being a three-time Asian champion. With India's men's boxing campaign coming to an end, Lovlina Borgohain remains the only Indian woman alive in the campaign. She would be taking on Busenaz Sürmeneli to Turkey on Wednesday. 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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