Amit Panghal, an Indian boxer, won his opening match at the Commonwealth Games with ease and advanced quickly to the quarterfinals of the men’s flyweight (51 kg) division in Birmingham on Monday.
By a unanimous decision, Panghal, who earned a silver medal at the world competition, defeated Namri Berri of Vanuatu.
Mohammad Hussamudin, a featherweight boxer, made it two wins out of two after defeating Bangladesh’s Mohammad Salim Hossain in the round of 16 by a score of 5-0 to move to the quarterfinals.
Panghal, who is taking part in his first major competition following the poor performance at the Tokyo Olympics, appeared to be in charge during the entire three rounds.
He expertly combined his right and left punches while fighting at a distance, forcing Berri to get closer and engage in combat.
Berri was no match for Panghal, who threw a barrage of punches in each of the three rounds.
Panghal was content to play defense in the final three minutes because the first two rounds had gone in his favor. This allowed him to conserve his energy for the coming, more difficult trials.
He now needs one more victory to claim his second CWG medal. He has won a silver in the most recent competition at Gold Coast.
He will compete against Scot Lennon Mulligan, age 20.
Although it was simple, the workout was good. Despite being a good opponent, Panghal never presented him with any difficulties.