Jakarta: Indian boxer Amit Panghal overpowered Kim Jang Ryong of North Korea by unanimous decision to enter the semi-finals of the men’s Light Flyweight (49 kilogram) category at the 18th Asian Games here on Wednesday.
Indian Army boxer thus ensured a medal as the losers in the last four stage are awarded bronze medals.
Amit was far superior for his opponent and dominated all the three rounds. The bout saw a fast opening round with both boxers coming up with repeated barrage of punches.
Amit repeatedly used a low guard in an attempt to draw the Korean in and create gaps in his defence. At the same time, the Indian’s quickness and superior technique allowed him to maintain a strong defence.
Amit continued to beat his opponents defence and land punches at regular intervals in the second round.
The third round followed a similar pattern as Amit emerged a deserving 5-0 winner.