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.
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.