Commonwealth Games 2022 | Rohit Tokas confirms India’s 7th boxing medal with dominant quarterfinal win

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With a dominant efficiency, Rohit Tokas all however confirmed India’s seventh medal in boxing on the Commonwealth Video games 2022.

Tokas steamrolled his approach into the semifinals with a dominant efficiency (Courtesy: PTI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tokas defeated Niue’s Ikinofo on Thursday
  • The Indian boxer received the bout by way of unanimous resolution
  • Earlier within the day, Jaismine and Panghal additionally had been assured of medals

India’s Rohit Tokas bulldozed his approach into the semifinals of the Welterweight boxing class with an emphatic 5-0 win over Niue’s Xavier Mata’afa-Ikinofo on Thursday.

With the victory within the quarterfinals, Tokas confirmed India’s seventh medal in boxing.

Each males began off slowly and it was Tokas who began off with the assault and rocked Ikinofo with some stiff punches.

The referee was known as into motion and needed to do a standing eight-count to see if Ikinofo was match sufficient to proceed.

Tokas was completely dominant within the spherical and it was mirrored within the outcomes. All of the judges awarded the Indian boxer 10 factors, whereas Ikinofo was given eight by three judges and 9 by two.

Tokas appeared to be having fun with himself in the course of the second spherical as he managed his opponent nicely and saved touchdown punches.

Regardless of Ikinofo’s finest efforts, Tokas was nonetheless in management and took house the second spherical with 4 judges giving him ten factors and one awarding him 9.

Within the third spherical, Tokas was calm and managed the sport as soon as once more. The Indian boxer’s recreation plan was to let his guard down and make Ikinofo come and assault him whereas he would use the chance to launch a counter.

Tokas had a smile all through the bout as he knew he had the match within the bag and was ecstatic after the bout was over.

The Indian boxer was awarded the win by way of unanimous resolution and acquired the end result by a 5-0 margin.

Earlier on within the day, Tremendous Heavyweight boxer Sagar Ahlawat additionally ensured a medal for the nation after profitable his (+92kg) quarter-final towards Seychelles’ Keddy Agnes.

Jaismine and Amit Panghal had been additionally assured of medals after their wins within the final eight levels of the ladies’s light-weight (60kg) quarterfinal and the lads’s flyweight classes respectively.

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