Asian Boxing C’ships Men’s Finals Live: Amit Paghal lost 2-3 against Shakhobidin Zoirov in 52kg final.© BFI

Amit Panghal (52kg) lost 2-3 against the reigning World and Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan in the final of ASBC Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai on Monday. Two other Indian boxers Shiva Thapa and Sanjeet have will be fighting for the gold medal. Thapa, the first Indian male boxer in the tournament history to secure five medals, dominated top-seeded defending champion Bakhodur Usmonov of Tajikistan in the semi-finals, winning by a 4-0 verdict. Sanjeet (91kg) got the better of previous edition’s silver-medallist Sanjar Tursunov of Uzbekistan and entered the final with a dominant 5-0 win. Thapa will be up against Mongolia’s Baatarsukh Chinzorig, while Sanjeet will face Olympic silver-medallist Vassiliy Levit of Kazakhstan in his gold medal bout.

Asian Boxing Championships 2021 Men’s Finals Live Updates From Dubai

  • 20:21 (IST)

    Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov vs Enkh-Amar Kharkhuu (56kg)!

    Mongolia’s Enkh-Amar Kharkhuu wins the 56khg gold beating Uzbekistan’s Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov on split verdict. Kharkhuu lifted his game when it mattered the most in the third and final round to win the closely-fought fight.

  • 20:09 (IST)

    Amit Panghal takes home 52kg silver!

    Amit Panghal (52kg) lost 2-3 against  the reigning World and Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan in the final of Asian Boxing Championships.

  • 20:00 (IST)

    Strong show from Amit Panghal!

    This round should go to the Indian boxer in the red corner who kept his opponent quiet for the major part.

  • 19:58 (IST)

    Much better from Amit in this round as he lands his left punch right on the target. He has been cautious but very effective in this round.
  • 19:56 (IST)

    Good opening round!

    Both boxers were quite technical and light on their feet. They both didn’t get too close to each other but used their reach to strike from the distance. 

  • 19:54 (IST)

    Fast start to the bout form both boxers, making up for an exciting contest between the top-seeded and second-seconded boxers in the category.
  • 19:53 (IST)

    First round begins!

    India’s Amit Panghal is in red corner while Shakhobidin Zoirov is in the blue corner.

  • 19:51 (IST)

    Amit Panghal vs Shakhobidin Zoirov!

    Next up will be India’s Amit Panghal taking on second-seed Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan.

  • 19:50 (IST)

    Nodirjon Mirzakhmedov wins 49kg gold!

    Nodirjon Mirzakhmedov gets the better of teenager Daniyal Sabit by a uniamous 5-0 verdict to win 49kg gold.

  • 19:46 (IST)

    Third round!

    Daniyal Sabit continues to be on the front foot pushing Nodirjon Mirzakhmedov into the corners. However, Mirzakhmedov has used all his experience and kept himself in contention by landing some powerful blows.

  • 19:45 (IST)

    Another exciting round!

    If first round was close, this round was even more closer, with both players needing some attention from the doctors for a couple of minor injuries.

  • 19:40 (IST)

    Close fight!

    Daniyal Sabit looked more confident in the first round but Nodirjon Mirzakhmedov landed a few of his punches on target.

  • 19:37 (IST)

    Young Daniyal Sabit shows his aggression!

    Daniyal Sabit starts aggressively in this bout pushing Nodirjon Mirzakhmedov to adopt defensive approach.

  • 19:27 (IST)

    Minutes away from the start!

    In the first bout, Uzbekistan’s Nodirjon Mirzakhmedov will face Kazakhstan boxer Daniyal Sabit in the 49kg final.

  • 19:21 (IST)

    Indian women boxers won one gold and three silver medals!

    Pooja Rani won the gold medal, while star boxer Mary Kom and two other female boxers won silver after coming short in their respective finals.

  • 19:01 (IST)

    Sanjeet faces silver-medallist from Rio Olympics!

    Sanjeet, who got the better of Uzbekistan’s Sanjar Tursunov in last round, will Vassiliy Levit, who who won sliver at Rio Olympics.

  • 18:59 (IST)

    Shiva Thapa faces Mongolian challenge!

    Shiva Thapa, the first Indian male boxer in the tournament history to secure five medals, will face Mongolia’s Baatarsukh Chinzorig in the 64 kg final.

  • 18:56 (IST)

    Big test for Amit Panghal!

    Amit Panghal will take on Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan in the 52 kg final.

  • 18:42 (IST)

    Hello and welcome!

    Hello and welcome to our live blog of Asian Boxing Championships, with three Indian male boxers in contention for a gold medal-finish. Defending champion Amit Panghal (52kg), Shiva Thapa (64kg) and Sanjeet (91kg) will be fighting for the top honours. 

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