Image Source : BFI/X Amit Panghal at the second World Championship qualifiers in Bangkok on June 2, 2024

India’s top boxer Amit Panghal secured the Paris Olympics 2024 qualification after a hard-fought win in the quarterfinals of the second world qualification tournament in Bangkok on Sunday, June 2. Amit became the only second male Indian boxer after Nishant Dev to secure the quota as India target two more berths in boxing.

Panghal, 28, registered a 5-0 win in the men’s 51kg quarterfinal bout against China’s Chuang Liu to become the fifth Indian boxer to earn the Paris ticket. Amit joined Nishant Dev (71kg), Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Preeti Pawar (54kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (75kg) in the list of Indian boxers to book the Paris Games quota.

The Haryana boxer was trailing 1-4 at the beginning of the second round against Chuang but made a stunning comeback with aggressive boxing. Amit, the 2018 Asian Games champion, registered a had-fought win to complete his successful comeback to the national team.

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