Tokyo Olympics Boxing: Brave display by Satish Kumar not enough, UZbek World Champion Jalalov defeats the Indian in Quarterfinal: India’s hope for a medal in men’s individual boxing has come to an end. Satish Kumar has lost to World Champion Jalaov of Uzbekistan in a one-sided contest in men’s super heavyweight (+91kg) category. The Indian tried his best to put a brave show against the giant but lacked the guile and intensity possessed by the rival.
Indian male boxers have failed big time in Tokyo Olympics. Earlier the likes of Manish Kaushik (63 kg), Vikas Krishnan (69 kg), and Ashish Chaudhary (75 kg) have already bowed out of the Tokyo Olympics.
Jalolov with his quick feet and jab kept tagging Satish from the distance in the first round while the Indian boxer tried to get on a possible front foot but failed. The reigning World and Asian champion again showed his class in the second round and kept Satish at bay. The southpaw boxer from Uzbekistan effortlessly took the third round too and marched into semis of the showpiece. But full marks to Satish for putting on a brave display despite his wound reopening and blood oozing out. He refused to quit and battled it out in what was a show of grit and determination.
Jalolov will now face either Great Britain’s Frazer Clarke or France’s Mourad Fraaliev in the final four.
Satish is the first Indian super heavyweight (+91kg) boxer to compete at the Olympics. Earlier on Thursday, Satish progressed into the quarter-finals after defeating Ricardo Brown of Jamaica in the Round of 16 by a split decision of 4-1.
Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) is the only Indian boxer to secure a medal at Tokyo Games after cruising into the semifinals. She beat World Champion Nien-Nien Chen in quarterfinals.
Tokyo Olympics Boxing: Brave display by Satish Kumar not enough, UZbek World Champion Jalalov defeats the Indian in Quarterfinal
Jalalov too good for Satish Kumar, wins the bout 5-0
Done and Dusted!
Injury to Satish Kumar in dying moments of the game.
Jalalov has the speed and guile lacked by the Indian
Satish Kumar trying his best, high-class defensive boxing
Judges once again rule 2nd round in favour of Jalaov
Disappointing performance from the Indian.
Jalalov has an upper hand and could take the game from here.
Satish Kumar is no match to Jalalov in the opening mins of round 2.
Judges rule 1st round in favour of Jalaov
Satish Kumar dominated by Jalalov in the dying moment of the 1st round
Jalalov back to dominate Staish ut faces a punch
Impressive start from Satish Kumar, not keeping his guard down against World No.1 Jalalov.
Time for Satish Kumar’s bout. If he wins today and he will secure a medal for India.
SERVIDE Roberto Fernando
OLIVARES PEREZ Wulfren
@9:36 am: Satish Kumar will be in the ring very soon.
@9:30 am: Satish Kumar received his medical clearance hours ahead of the bout after receiving 7 stitches in his previous match.
@9:23 am: Satish Kumar will have an uphill task again Bakhodir Jalolov and he needs to play out of skins if he has to defeat the world No.1
@9:18 am: All eyes on Satish Kumar after Amit Panghals’ shock exit from Tokyo Games. Can he secure medal for India after Lovlina Borgohain? Follow us to find out
Tokyo Olympics Boxing: Brave display by Satish Kumar not enough, UZbek World Champion Jalalov defeats the Indian in Quartefinal
Satish Kumar vs Jalolov LIVE – Satish Kumar Quarterfinals LIVE: The Indian army-man had already created history as he became the first Indian to compete in the super heavyweight category in the Olympics. Kumar got his Olympics debut off to a fine start, clinching a place in the quarters with a resounding win over Jamaica’s Ricardo Brown. The 32-year-old at 6’2 and 94kg is a bit undersized compared to the other pugilists in the event, but relies on his speed and agility, as showcased in his bout against Brown.
Know about Satish Kumar’s Quarterfinal Opponent:
- Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov is a multiple Asian and World Championships winner.
- He comes into the Olympics on the back of a gold medal in the 2021 Asian Championships.
- The Uzbek boxer also has 2019 World Championships.
- At 6’4, Jalolov has the height advantage and his reach will definitely be something that Kumar has to worry about.
Satish Kumar vs Jalolov LIVE – Can Satish Kumar beat Jalolov? The Uzbek boxer will be a far sterner test than Brown, but Kumar will hope that his tactical game can help him outsmart the Uzbekistan boxer and confirm a medal for his country. Satish is the only male boxer to win a round at the Tokyo Games following the exits of Vikas Krishan, Manish Kaushik, Ashish Kumar and Amit Panghal.
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(with ANI inputs)