Indian boxer Neeraj Goyat retains WBC Asia welterweight title

neeraj-goyat Indian boxerIndian boxer Neeraj Goyat retains WBC Asia welterweight title:

Indian boxer Neeraj Goyat outpunched Australia’s Ben Kite to retain the WBC welterweight Asia title here on Friday. The 24-year-old prevailed 120-110 119-109 115-113 in an unanimous decision for the gruelling 12-round contest against his 26-year-old rival, who had the experience of fighting 9 bouts before today.

Goyat, who came into the contest with 7 wins in 11 fights, is now expected to break into the WBC world rankings, which will be a step towards getting him a shot at the world title. In the undercard bouts, which were four-round contests, former Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Amandeep Singh defeated former Federation Cup champion Sunil Sharma in the super featherweight division (59kg) to make a winning debut in the professional circuit.

In the cruiserweight (91kg) category, multiple-time national champion Kuldeep Singh was upstaged by Geetanand Singh, while in the super welterweight (70kg) category Deepak Tanwar got the better of Dilbag Thakran.

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