The name of Amit Panghal is no longer unknown. Amit created history by winning a silver medal in the Boxing World Championship. In the final of the 52 kg category, Panghal suffered a 5–0 defeat at the hands of Shakhobidin Joirov of Uzbekistan. Now with regards to the final fight, Amit Panghal has said that I had scored well in the later rounds by making a good comeback, but the impact of weak performance in the first round was overshadowed by my later performance.
Amit Panghal, who created history by winning a silver medal at the World Boxing Championship, said that I am proud of my achievement, but if I had won the gold medal, I would have been happier. I watched the fight overnight after the finals. The coaches also did not understand the way of scoring. It was a close match, in which the scoreline could also be 3-2. But the score of 5-0 is not correct at all. The result of 3-2 should have been in my favor as I had a good attack in the second and third rounds. I lost the first round because I first see the way my opposition is fighting.
I put the opposition boxer under pressure in the final
Amit Panghal said that there must have been some pressure behind declaring the player from Uzbekistan. Uzbek players are usually promoted. I do not understand this 5-0 scoreline. I do not believe that I have lost. I was beaten. However, there is no excuse for defeat. I gave my hundred percent in the final. Whatever the result, I had brought the opposition boxer under pressure. Even later, the supporters of Uzbekistan also encouraged me and said that you won. Boxers of other countries present there also said the same thing. It is no small matter.
The 23-year-old boxer, who missed the gold medal in the final, said, “I usually lose the first round against strong rivals and compensate in the later rounds.” But I think that the effect from the first round was seen in the later rounds also. I think this situation will have to change a little bit. In such a situation, aggression has to be done from the first to the last round. I also asked the coaches watching the fight there, imagine what would have been the decision if boxers from neighboring countries were fighting. He said that even if it was a 3-2 decision, the decision would have been in Amit’s favor