World No. 1 Amit Panghal crashes exits out of Tokyo Olympics boxing at first hurdle

World No. 1 Amit Panghal exits out of Tokyo Olympics boxing at first hurdle. Amit lost to Colombia's Yuberjen Martinez by a 1:4 margin.
World No. 1 Amit Panghal crashes exits out of Tokyo Olympics boxing at first hurdle

Another heartbreak for India at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Perhaps, another medal hope out of the games. Surely if you are the No.1 athlete in the world in your sport, there must be hopes. And, with hopes comes pressure. Pressure of the billion people. Amit Panghal could not hold on to that pressure as one of the surprises of the games takes place.

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Amit Panghal, the top seed in the Men's flyweight category got crashed out by Yuberjen Martinez of Colombia in round of 16. He lost the bout by a 4:1 results. However, every round of the match was full of actions. The match did look closer than the result.

Yuberjen Martinez, ranked 18 in the world lost the first round as Amit looked at his best. Amit, the sliver medelaist from Rio looked confident after the first round. However, Yuberjen Martinez had something else in his mind.

Martinez kept on attacking Amit and he connected few of his punches as well. Amit looked bit off-guard and changed his game. But, the defensive game-plan did not work for him. The second round went to Martinez.

In the third round, Martinez brought out his best game to pull of a surprise victory over the World No.1. With Amit's exit four out five Indian men boxers have left the Tokyo Games.

Vikas Krishan, Ashish Kumar, and Manish Kaushik have already been beaten. Only Satish Kumar is left in the games in the heavyweight divison.

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