Gold rush for Indian Pugulists in the Common Wealth Boxing Championships
The commonwealth boxing championships saw a total dominance by the Indians boxers as they amassed 6 gold medals to win the overall title.
The winners are
Vijender Singh (75kg) thrashed Frank Bugolini (13-3) despite a bleeding nose
Dinesh Kumar (81 kg) got a walk over Scot Callum Johnson as Scot was deemed unfit for fight
Parmjeet Samota(+91kg) defeated Joseph Parker(7-3) in a close encounter ,as Parmjeet notched up 4 points in the final round and managed to defend himself not giving away a single point.
Amandeep Singh (49kg) got better of defeated Peter Mungai(3-0)
Suronjoy Singh (52kg) took 25 seconds to earn his gold as his punch Oliver Lavigi(1-0)
Jay Bhagwan (60kg) had to struggle but prevailed in the end Valention Knowles (6-2)
Top six Indian pugilists struck gold at the finals of the Commonwealth Boxing Championships today with Olympic medallist Vijender Singh leading the pack. The tournament being played at the state of the art Talkatora Indoor boxing Stadium today experienced one of the best performances by Indian pugilists in recent times. The championship witnessed participation of over 100 boxers from 14 countries.
The first Indian bout was in the Super Heavy 91+ category where Parmjeet Samota displayed some brilliant punches on his Kiwi opponent Joseph Parker to end the bout in his favour. Parmjeet finished the bout 7:3 to seal his name on the gold medal. The second gold for India came in quick succession in the Light Fly 49 kg category where Amandeep defeated Kenyan Peter Mungai 3:0 to win the gold in the category. “This gold medal is definitely a great boost to my preparations for the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi,” said an elated Amandeep after his bout.
Suranjoy Singh was in a fire mood today as he outclassed his opponent Oliver Lavigi from Mauritius in the first round of the Fly 52 kg. The referee had to stop the contest in the first round with nearly 90 seconds to spare as Suranjoy sealed his name on the gold medal. Suranjoy’s bout was followed by Jai Bhagwan’s bout in the Light 60 kg category. Jai defeated Valention Knowles of Bahamas 6:2 to win the gold.
The most awaited bout of the day was of Vijender Singh in the middle 75 kg category where Vijender displayed his class as he confidently finished the bout with a gold and a score of 13:3. Vijender was facing Frank Buglioni of England. In the first round Vijender had to consult the doctor as his nose started bleeding, after a punch from Buglioni. Vijender was lucky as his bleeding stopped, but what came there after from him to Buglioni was a delight for every single spectator in the stadium. Vijender’s strong reflexes were coupled with punches that were accurate enough to land on the scoring zone resulting in Buglioni lagging by 10 points at the close of the bout.
“I feel extremely nice today, as after a long time I have won a gold medal. The fact that this gold happened in front of such a supportive crowd makes this moment all the more special,” said Vijender after his win.
The day started with the Bantam 56 kg category where English boxer Ian Weaver defeated Sri Lankan boxer MDK Wanniarachchi 7:1. The second fight was in the Light Welter 64 kg where English boxer Scott Cardle got a walkover from Chirs Jenkins of Wales. In the Welter 69 kg category Fred Evans of Wales defeated Moabi Mothiba of Botswana 5:2. This was followed
Press Release From Common Wealth Games Delhi