Sagar’s incredible display of power and aggression is too much for Cameroon’s Maxime Njieyo

Sagar’s incredible display of power and aggression is too much for Cameroon’s Maxime Njieyo

World Championship silver medalist Amit Panjal (51kg) and Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Muhammad Hussamuddin (57kg) registered respectable victories to advance to the quarterfinals of their respective weights at the Commonwealth Games Boxing Arena here on Monday.

Sagar Ahlavat (92 kg) also won well on Sunday night and qualified for the quarterfinals.

Clinic Amit defeated Vanuatu’s Namri Berry 5-0 in the first round match. The decorated Indian will take on Scotland’s Lennon Mulligan in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

Wide gap in class

Amit noted the wide gap in class between him and his rival. He showed off his excellent footwork and moved in and out of Berry’s hands at will to land ground shots.

The southpaw barely flinched after dropping his rubber shield in the first round, exploring different angles to land his punches and combinations.

Coping skills

The Indian’s evasiveness not only denied his opponent fresh shots, but frustrated him throughout the grueling contest.

India's Husamuddin Muhammad and Bangladesh's Dr Salim Hussain clash in the round of 16 in the over 54kg to 57kg (lightweight) competition on day four of the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the NEC Arena.

Husamuddin Muhammad of India and Dr. Salim Hussain of Bangladesh during their Over 54kg-57kg (Featherweight) round of 16 bout on day four of the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the NEC Arena on August 1, 2022. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Husamuddin was too good for Bangladesh’s Dr. Salim Hussain, who boxed very cautiously throughout the match.

The experienced Indian showed his good striking skills as he gave nothing away and mixed his head and body shots well.

Husamuddin will face Tryagain Ndevelo of Namibia in the next round on Wednesday.

Get this!  India's Sagar Ahlawat beats Cameroon's Maxim Yenong Njieyo in the round of 16 in the over 92 kg (super heavyweight) competition on the third day of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at the NEC Arena on July 31, 22.

Get this! India’s Sagar Ahlawat, right, hits Cameroon’s Maxim Yenong Njieyo in the round of 16 during the men’s over 92 kg (super heavyweight) bout on day three of the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the NEC Arena on July 31, 2022. Photo credit: Getty Images

Sagar showed his power and aggression in his international debut, beating Cameroon’s Maxime Njieyo 5-0.

The fearless Sagar landed a flurry of punches with his quick hands to enter the round of eight. He will meet Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Keddy Agnes of Seychelles on Thursday.





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