- Satish Kumar was getting his cuts sewed at the Kokugikan Arena’s clinical focus.
- The 6ft 5-inch Jalolov was lightning fast with counters and struck substantial blows on Kumar.
Indeed, even 30 minutes after his session against best on the planet Bakhodir Jalolov, Satish Kumar was getting his cuts sewed at the Kokugikan Arena’s clinical focus. Jalolov won the superheavyweight quarter-last 5-0; however, Kumar, the remainder of India’s five men fighters in the conflict, overcame torment to assimilate a whirlwind of punches and once in a while, return the fire.
The 6ft 5-inch Jalolov was lightning fast with counters and struck substantial blows on Kumar, who had experienced a cut on his temple in the first round win against Jamaican Ricardo Brown.
In the third round on Sunday, he returned the injury. Kumar was draining, however, charged in to pursue a knockout, having lost the initial two rounds.
Indeed, even in adjusts 1 and 2, Kumar, 32, didn’t recoil. Against the taller southpaw, he hit body shots and overhead punches. The Uzbek hurled stinging pokes and blended it in with a successful mix.
Valid, Kumar couldn’t stay aware of Jalolov’s speed, however, the stomach for a battle he didn’t need.
Making India’s introduction in the more than 91 kg classification, Kumar is the solitary Indian male fighter to have won a challenge. Amit Panghal, Vikas Krishan, Manish Kaushik and Ashish Kumar – lost in the opening round.
A triumph in the quarter-last would have taken him to award conflict, yet it was a lot of an ask against Jalolov, a top pick for the gold decoration here.
“Jalolov is a troublesome adversary, yet Satish has been the solitary fighter to inconvenience him, even at the Olympic qualifier in Jordan in the first round,” said India’s elite mentor Santiago Nieva.
“Satish was a piece hampered by the cut and in aggravation. However, it is an actual physical game, and wounds occur. Satish took it on his jaw.”
Kumar had it extreme in the development of the Games. First, last December, at the Cologne World Cup, he needed to pull out of the last due to a bicep injury. Then, in May, he had Covid-19 and missed the Asian titles.