The third fight night of Big Bout League ended with Gujarat Giants defeating Odisha Warriors 5-2. The fights took place at the Gautam Buddha University in Noida.
Day 3 of the Big Bout league featured some of India’s best boxers by the likes of Amit Pangal, Sarita Devi of Gujarat Giants and Naman Tanwar and Gaurav Solanki of Odisha Warriors.
Ashish Kumar of Gujarat Giants dominated in his middleweight clash with Neel Kamal Singh of Odisha Warriors. Ashish displayed complete dominance throughout the fight and ultimately forced two knockdowns in round 3.
Arjuna awardee and 2014 Commonwealth Games Silver medallist Sarita Devi, showed her high amateur pedigree in a unanimous points decision win over Priyanka Chaudhary in the 60kg category.
Asian Championship Gold medallist Amit Panghal of Gujarat Giants defeated Uzbek native Jasurbek Lapitov who was representing Odisha Warriors in the 51 kg category.
Mohammed Husamuddinof Giants defeated 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Gaurav Solanki in the 57 kg category.
Rajesh Narwal of Giants defeated Savita in the women’s 51kg bout.
In the heavyweight attraction bout, 2018 commonwealth Games Bronze medallist Naman Tanwar defeated British champion, Scott Forrest. Gujarat Giants won the toss and opted to block the Youth Women’s 57kg bout that would have seen Jyoti Kanwar go up against Odisha Warriors’ Jasmine.
Amit Panghal of Gujarat Giants was the player of the tie on Day 3 because of his dominant victory over Jasurbek Lapitov.
“I am very happy as I won it for my team. I will keep playing in the same manner and I will strive hard to make my team win the competition!” – Amit Pangal said after the fight.
This is the back to back defeat for Odisha Warriors, who had earlier lost to Punjab Panthers on the Day 1 of the inaugural big bout league.
On Day 5, Bombay Bullets will take on Punjab Panthers live on Hotstar.