Boxer Neeraj Goyat retains WBC Asia Welterweight title
Posted on:17 Oct 2016 17:58:31
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17 October 2016 Current Affairs: Indian boxer Neeraj Goyat retained his welterweight Asia title. In the final bout played in New Delhi on 14 October 2016, Goyat outpunched Australian Ben Kite 120-110, 119-109, 115-113.
The fight was organised by the Professional Boxing Organisation of India.
The 24-year-old prevailed via unanimous decision in the gruelling 12-round contest against his 26-year-old rival, who came in with an experience of fighting 9 bouts. With this win, Neeraj has become the first Indian boxer to defend a pro title.
Neeraj is also all set to break into the WBC's world rankings which would be updated in three weeks' time.
Winners in undercard bouts that was four-round contests include : Super Featherweight Division (59kg): Former Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Amandeep Singh won the title by defeating former Federation Cup champion Sunil Sharma.
Cruiserweight (91kg) category: Geetanand Singh won the title by defeating Multiple-time national champion Kuldeep Singh.
Super welterweight (70kg) category: Deepak Tanwar won the title by defeating Dilbag Thakran.
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