Boxer Neeraj Goyat retains WBC Asia Welterweight title

Oct 17, 2016 12:18 IST

NeerajGoyatIndian 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.

October CA eBook

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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