Jakarta, Sep 1 (CNMSPORTS) - Indian boxer Amit Panghal edged out reigning Olympic and continental champion Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan in a bitterly fought final to win gold in the men's light flyweight (49 kilogram) category at the 2018 Asian Games here on Saturday.
The 22-year-old earned a split decision to earn India's only boxing gold from this year's Games.
With Vikas Krishan settling for the silver medal in the men's middleweight (75kg) division, the Indian boxing contingent will return with two medals from this edition of the Asian Games.
There was very little to choose between the two boxers with the judges ruling 3-2 in Amit's favour.
Despite facing one of the best boxers in the world in his weight category, Amit matched his opponent blow for blow throughout the bout.