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Amit Panghal vs Yuberjen Martinez Boxing R16 Olympics 2021 LIVE Scores: Amit loses 4-1, stumbles in first hurdle

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 31, 2021 07:58 IST

India's Amit Panghal lost to Colombia's Yuberjen Martinez 4-1 in R16 of men's flyweight category

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That will be all from Sportskeeda! It has been a disappointing day for the Indians so far. Atanu Das lost 4-6 to Japan in his R16 encounter and now Amit Panghal loses to Colombia in his weight category. With Amit's ouster, Satish Kumar remains the only Indian male boxer in contention for a medal at Olympics 2021. 

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Official match report of Amit Panghal's Olympic bout (Credits: Olympics.com)

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World No 1 Amit Panghal loses to Colombia's Rio silver medallist in R16 of Olympics 2021 in men's flyweight category

Amit Panghal's hopes to win a gold medal for India ended got dashed as he failed to go past the Round of 16 in the men's flyweight category. The World No 1 lost to Colombia's Rio silver medallist by a split decision of 4-1.  

Martinez began the first round completely on the front foot. But, Amit Panghal was well aware of his surroundings and defended nicely. He landed some nice counters and impressed four out of five judges. 

Martinez raised the ante in the second round and landed more punches and body shots. Amit was completely taken aback and saw himself mostly near the ropes. This time, four judges awarded the round to the Colombian. 

Martinez showed no signs of slowing down and had enough stamina to continue for a couple of more rounds. Once again, Amit had no answer to his opponent's quick feet movements and ferocious punches. The signature left uppercut of Amit was completely missing from the game. 

Five judges awarded the final round to Martinez as he won the tie 28-29, 29-27, 30-27, 29-28, 29-28.

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The referee raises the hands of Colombian. Amit Panghal's Olympics sojourn ends. The World No 1 fails to go past the R16. All five judges award the third round to Martinez. 

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3rd Round: Martinez seems to have drawn all out the fire from Amit. And, that's it! TING!

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3rd Round: Martinez is swinging his arms wildly in the air as Amit defends before landing a short jab. But, Amit has had a torrid time overall in the bout. 

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3rd Round: Amit has risen strongly with his defense. More blocking and some nice punches on the cross. Martinez is all over him though. 

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3rd Round: Both boxers land some punches. Martinez with his combination, Amit with his jabs from the cross. 

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3rd Round: Amit near the ropes trying to land a cross shot on the back foot but Martinez gets a sweeping right hook. Amit's mouth guard comes out. Extra ordinary turnaround from the Colimbian. 

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3rd Round: Amit is once again evading as his work rate seems to be a cause of concern. 

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3rd Round: Martinez is again on the backfoot. The referee tells him to raise his head. 

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Four judges award the second round to Martinez. One to Amit. The scores are leveled now. Into the decider!

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2nd Round: Martinez has upped the ante and Amit should be behind in this round. TING!

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2nd Round: Amit is grappling Martinez. He is feeling some punches. This time a great right hook from Martinez. 

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2nd Round: Amit finds himself some room by going near the ropes. It has been more about ducking and evading from Amit here. 

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2nd Round: Much better from Martinez. Amit needs to fire back. Lovely body work from Martinez. He is leveling it up and raised the ante much more. 

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2nd Round: Same game as Martinez is applying pressure but he fails to go past Amit's defense. The latter lands a good punch clean the face. 

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2nd Round: TING!

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Four judges award the first round to Amit. One to Martinez. 

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1st Round: Amit gets some punches right as the round ends. Great defense from him boxing from the backfoot. 

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1st Round: Martinez is applying the pressure but is struggling with the southpaw stance from Amit. 

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1st Round: Amit is throwing less punches but gets more accuracy. Yuberjen is on the attacking and lands some right punches as well. 

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1st Round: Yuberjen is controlling the tempo of the bout. Amit is near the ropes but he is coming with strong backhand punches. 

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1st Round: Amit is on the backfoot in the early exchanges but he gets some punches right on the counter. 

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1st Round: TING!

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Up next is Yuberjen. He comes into the right with some cheer from the volunteers. He can't wait for the match to start. 

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Amit is the first one to enter the arena. He looks ready, fresh, and focussed. 

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The referee is from Lithuania. The judges are from Australia, Ireland, Tajikistan, Cuba, and Uganda. 

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Atanu Das will be boxing from the red corner while his opponent from Colombia will be up in the blue corner. 

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Boxing event for the day has not started yet. India's Amit Panghal will be up in the first bout. 

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Amit Panghal has participated in two tournaments in 2021. And, in both times, he has lost to Uzbekistan's Shakhobidin Zairov. 

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Amit Panghal recently won the silver medal at the 2021 Asian Championships in Dubai. He needs to put behind his disappointment of not winning the gold and go for glory this time. 

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Well, we have got the news that USA's Caeleb Dressel has broken his own world record to win the men's 100m butterfly finals. That is some achievement.  

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Do you agree with Sportskeeda's prediction of Amit Panghal? Do let us know in the chatbox. 

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Want to know more about Amit Panghal's opponent? Do read this article from Sportskeeda. 

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India's Atanu Das will be in action at the men's individual recurve archery event. The match begins 15 minutes from now. 

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We have just got the news that India's Seema Punia has finished her discus qualification with a throw of 60.57m. She is in the sixth position and will be hoping to finish inside the top 12 as Group B athletes take charge. 

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Columbia's Yuberjen Martinez won a silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Can Amit Panghal beat him early in the morning and send the Indians into euphoria? Let's find out. 

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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live commentary of today's men's lightweight R16 match between Amit Panghal and Yuberjen Martinez. The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 AM IST. 

Amit Panghal heads into the contest as World No 1 and the 2018 Asian Games gold medallist. With momentum on his side, Amit Panghal would be hoping to make light work of his opponent and qualify for the quarter-finals. 

So, what do you think of Amit Panghal's chances? Do let us know in the comments section below.
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