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'Against no other opponent I have seen Amit so tired'

By Rediff Sports
July 31, 2021 10:40 IST
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IMAGE: Team India's Amit Panghal exchanges punches with Team Colombia's Yuberjen Martinez in the Men's Flyweight Round of 16 boxing match.
Photograph: Gurinder Osan/PTI

IMAGE: The Colombian's relentless attack and pace proved too hot for the top-seeded Indian, who was making his debut in the Games after getting an opening-round bye.
Photograph: Gurinder Osan/PTI

IMAGE: 'We knew what to expect, but our hope was that Amit would stand up better in the last two rounds,' Indian Boxing's High Performance Director Santiago Nieva said after the bout.
Photograph: Gurinder Osan/PTI

IMAGE: 'He didn't have the strength to move and so he stayed inside and then he didn't have the strength to respond also, and he became passive and there the Colombian scored a lot of points,' Nieva added.
Photograph: Gurinder Osan/PTI

IMAGE: 'Against no other opponent I have seen Amit so tired,' Nieva observed.
Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

IMAGE: Amit was put under pressure by the sprightly Colombian in the opening round itself, but he did well to connected better and claim the first three minutes 4-1.
Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

IMAGE: Martinez won the light-flyweight silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and will turn professional after the Tokyo Games.
Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

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