Tokyo Games: Olympics Debutant Satish Kumar Cruises Into Boxing QuarterfinalsTokyo Games: Next up, fighter Satish Kumar will confront Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov, the dominant world and Asian champion.Press Trust of IndiaUpdated: July 29, 2021 10:16 AM ISTRead Time:2 min
Tokyo Games: Olympics Debutant Satish Kumar Cruises Into Boxing Quarterfinals
Tokyo Games: Satish Kumar was helped by Ricardo Brown’s helpless footwork in his win.© AFP
India’s first super heavyweight (+91kg) fighter to contend in the Olympics, Satish Kumar, slid into the quarterfinals of his introduction Games, crushing Jamaica’s Ricardo Brown in his initial session, on Thursday. In the skirmish of the debutants, the 32-year-old Satish won 4-1, an agreeable win for him regardless of the split decision. The double cross Asian Championships bronze-victor Indian, who has been a different time public hero, was helped by Brown’s helpless footwork all through the session however he wound up supporting two cuts – one on his temple and the other on his jawline.
He got cuts as a result of three head butts during the session. In any case, it was an exceptionally estimated execution by Satish, he might experience been in difficulty had Brown associated on the grounds that he was colossal and incredible,” Indian boxing’s High Performance Director Santiago Nieva told PTI.
Next up for Satish will confront Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov, the supreme world and Asian hero. Jalolov out-punched Azerbaijan’s Mahammad Abdullayev 5-0 in his last-16 session.
“He isn’t amazing. In spite of the fact that Satish has always lost against him, the last time they battled in the India Open, it was parted decision. He ran him close,” Nieva said.
Satish, likewise a 2018 Commonwealth Games silver-medallist, overwhelmed with his right hand and permitted Brown to more than once tragically thrust in with very little equilibrium. Brown appeared to be searching for that one major punch that could disrupt the Indian however bombed pitiably, attributable to his powerlessness to move rapidly enough in the wake of dispatching into Satish.
The Indian, in correlation, was light on his feet and consequently more keen in reacting to Brown’s assaults.
“The thought was to score and pull back on the grounds that Brown’s force might have been perilous. Satish did well to wear him out by moving around the ring and it certainly helped that our kid had lighter feet,” Nieva said.
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The delayed prodigy from Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr is an Army man, who used to play kabaddi, and was acquainted with the game attributable to his great physical make-up by the Army mentors. The 31-year-old Brown, who is the main fighter from his nation to fit the bill for the Games since 1996, was Jamaica’s banner conveyor at the initial function.
He is the fellow benefactor of ‘Sensi Juice’, a natural juice organization situated in Canada. The juices that are created by his organization are implanted with Cannabis. Brown additionally filled in as a culinary expert in Jamaica till 2014.