Amit Panghal Bags Silver at AIBA World Boxing Championships 2019; Twitter Praises Indian Pugilist for Historic Achievement despite Final Defeat
Amit Panghal (Photo Credits: Twitter)

Amit Panghal became the first Indian male boxer to win a silver medal at the AIBA World Boxing Championships. The 23-year-old clinched a historic maiden silver for India despite going down to reigning Olympic champion Shokhobidin Zoirov in the 52kg category final of 2019 Boxing Championship at Ekaterinburg in Russia. Panghal, who is the first Indian male boxer to appear in the final of the Boxing World Championships, lost 0-5 by unanimous decision. But despite his loss against Zoirov of Uzbekistan, Panghal had scripted history and twitter congratulated him for the achievement. Amit Panghal Settles for Silver Medal at AIBA World Boxing Championships 2019: List of Achievements by Indian Boxer in His Career So Far.

Panghal, who is Asian champion in light Flyweight category and has also a silver medal to his name, landed some heavy blows despite his opponent being a taller and muscular athlete. He initially struggled to get going against Zoirov but came into his own in the second round. Zoirov, however, did well to rally back in the bout with some strong punches in the third round that eventually fetched him the gold. But Panghal’s achievements in Russia ended a dream 2019 Boxing Championships campaign for India.

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Amit Panghal Creates History

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This was also the first time that India finished the World Boxing Championships with more than one medallist. Amit won the silver medal, while semi-finalist Manish Kaushik returned with a bronze, making the first time in India’s boxing history that two Indian boxers finished at the podium in a single Boxing Championship. Vijender Singh (2009), Vikas Krishan (2011), Shiva Thapa (2015) and Gaurav Bidhuri (2017) are the other boxers to have bagged medals at the world championships but all of them won the bronze.