Boxing: Vikas Krishan goes down fighting, settles for china in Asian Championships

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Bangkok: Indian fighter Vikas Krishan (75kg) fought his heart out though still fell brief as he staid for a china award after going down to Uzbekistan’s Bektemir Melikuziev in a heartless limit strife of a Asian Championships here today.

The 23-year-old Indian mislaid 0-2 to a reigning Youth Olympic champion in a tiresome quarrel that left both a boxers with several bruises on their faces.

File design of Vikas Krishan. PRFile design of Vikas Krishan. PR

File design of Vikas Krishan. PR

With Vikas’ silver, India finished their debate with one china and 3 bronze medals — L Devendro Singh (49kg), Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg) being a third-place finishers. Besides, 6 Indians also done a cut for subsequent month’s World Championships — a initial subordinate eventuality for a Olympics subsequent year.

“I am intensely happy with a opening since 6 boxers have done a World Championships cut though a bullion award would have been even better. Vikas achieved unusually good and it’s utterly unsatisfactory that he could not win,” inhabitant manager Gurbax Singh Sandhu told PTI.

In today’s bout, a dual boxers went in with neatly resisting strategies in a opening round. While Melikuziev was intrepid and changed around fluently melancholy to conflict each moment, Vikas was defensive and had himself lonesome in a bombard guard.

Melikuziev’s proceed found foster with a judges as he took a opening turn unanimously, regulating a multiple of right hooks and jabs to do a scoring.

Vikas went on a descent in a second turn though a fist-speed of Melikuziev was something that a Indian struggled to keep gait with.

However, due to Vikas’ assertive approach, a 19-year-old Uzbek could not bond as many scoring punches as he managed in a initial 3 minutes. The second turn was eventually awarded to a former World Championships bronze-medallist from India on a separate decision. But it did not count for most as a indicate was deducted from his comment overdue to a rather oppressive warning for bending.

In a final round, Vikas continued his descent proceed though Melikuziev also threw counsel to a breeze and a dual boxers exchanged a flurry of punches. The final 3 mins were fought on an even keel though Melikuziev got a judges’ curtsy in a final analysis.

“To my mind, he dominated dual rounds though that’s how it is in sports. You win some, we remove some,” Sandhu said.

Overall, compared to a prior book in 2013, India’s award count did not drop though a nation unsuccessful to win a singular bullion award this time.