The first day of Big Bout League ended with Punjab Panthers defeating Odisha Warriors 5-2. The fights took place at the Gautam Buddha University.
The main attraction of the first event was six-time world champion M.C. Mary Kom who represented Punjab Panthers and defeated Savita of Odisha Warriors.
In the opening bout, the 2010 commonwealth games gold medalist Manoj Kumar defeated Asian youth medallist J. Rakhmanov of Uzbekistan in men’s 69kg bout.
In the second fight, Odisha Warriors’ Jasmine defeated Punjab Panthers’ Sapna Sharma in the 57kg Youth Women category.
In the third fight, Deepak from Odisha Warriors defeated P Prasad from Punjab Panthers in the 52kg category.
In the fourth fight, Soniya Lather of Punjab Panthers defeated Priyanka Chaudhary of Odisha Warriors in the 60kg category.
In the fifth fight, A Khalakov of Punjab Panthers defeated Ibrahim of Odisha Warriors in men’s 57kg category.
The Sixth fight was the most entertaining fight of the night, Mohit of Punjab Panther defeated Odisha Warriors’, Neel Kamal.
Punjab Panther’s boxers were dominating throughout the night. However, it was Mary Kom’s performance which was dominant throughout the night. She controlled the face of the fight and ultimately defeated Savita on all the judges’ scorecards.
“I am very happy with the way I played. I am aiming for something big for my country (Tokyo 2020), so this is a good platform!“
“My kids watch me on TV, and they feel really proud of their mother winning battles and medals. I can’t express that feeling!” Mary Kom said after the fight.
The Player of the tie awarded was given to Manoj Kumar, who defeated Rakhmanov in the opening bout last night.
MAN(OJ) OF THE MOMENT! 🙌
— Big Bout (@bigboutleague) December 2, 2019
Tonight, the Bengaluru Brawlers will take on NE Rhinos on Star Sports.
What did you guys think of the fights? Who do you think wins tonight?