Tokyo Olympics Boxing: Satish Kumar gets medical clearance ahead of quarterfinal match against World No.1 Bakhodir Jalolov

Tokyo Olympics: Satish Kumar gets medical clearance ahead of quarterfinal match against World No.1 Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan
Tokyo Olympics: Satish Kumar gets medical clearance ahead of quarterfinal match against World No.1 Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan [Pic credits: Scroll.in]

Tokyo Olympics Boxing: Satish Kumar gets medical clearance ahead of quarterfinal match against World No.1 Bakhodir Jalolov- Indian boxer Satish Kumar has received medical clearance hours ahead of his quarterfinal bout against World No.1 Bakhodir Jalolov. He had undergone seven stitches in the pre-quarterfinal match against Ricardo Brown of Jamaica.

Satish Kumar progressed into the quarter-finals of the men’s super heavyweight (+95kg) category in the Tokyo Olympics after defeating Ricardo Brown of Jamaica in the Round of 16. Satish had defeated Ricardo Brown by a split decision of 4-1 on Thursday.

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Tokyo Olympics Boxing: Satish Kumar gets medical clearance ahead of quarterfinal match against World No.1 Bakhodir Jalolov

Satish belongs to the Indian army and hails from Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh. He was introduced to boxing owing to his good physique and impressive gameplay in Kabaddi. He has won a silver medal at Commonwealth Games and bronze at Asian Games.

The two-time Asian Championships bronze-winner will take on Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov- reigning World Champion. The latter thrashed Mohammad Abdullayev 5-0 in a one-sided match in his last-16 bout.

After Amit Panghal’s shocking loss, Satish is the only hope for India at Tokyo Olympics. The likes of Manish Kaushik (63 kg), Vikas Krishnan (69 kg), and Ashish Chaudhary (75 kg) have already bowed out of the Tokyo Olympics.

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.

Top-seed Indian boxer Amit Panghal crashed out of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics after losing to Colombia’s Yuberjen Martinez in men’s Flyweight (48-52kg) here at Kokugikan Arena on Saturday.

Tokyo Olympics Boxing: Satish Kumar gets medical clearance ahead of quarterfinal match against World No.1 Bakhodir Jalolov

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