Boxing Highlights: Satish Kumar loses to Bakhodir Jalolov 0-5 in quarterfinal at Tokyo Olympics

Satish Kumar vs Bakhodir Jalolov Boxing quarterfinal UPDATES: Satish will take on Uzebkistan's Bakhodir Jalolov, the reigning world and Asian champion, in a medal bout at the Tokyo Olympics.

Satish Kumar is the first Indian boxer to claim an Olympic spot in the super heavyweight category.   -  AFP

Jalolov was clearly the better boxer in the ring - clever, stronger and more efficient.  Jalolov beats Satish Kumar 5-0 (UD). That's the end of the road at this year's Olympics for Satish.

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3rd round gets underway.  Jalolov is putting on an exhibition here - superb defensive game on display against Satish, who is trying his best to unsettle Jalolov but to no avail. Jalolov on the attack and lands a clean punch yet again! 15 seconds to go. Bout ends. 

2nd round gets underway. Jalolov on the offence from the get-go. That backhand looks damaging - but Jalolov isl landing his jabs with perfection. Satish showing early signs of struggle. Satish is overpowered in all departments here and he looks visibly rattled.  R2 comes to an end. Jalolov gets 5 10s and Satish 5 9s in the second round.

Satish vs Jalolov next! Both boxers make their way to the ring.  The bout gets underway. Jalolov landing his punches on target. Satish on the counter, promising start from the Indian. Jalolov has looked more dominant of the two but Satish is hanging in there. Jalolov gets 5 10s and Satish 5 9s in the first round.

We are just minutes away from Satish's match. It's a medal bout. If Satish wins, he is assured of a medal. Benjamin Whittaker of Great Britain and Imam Khataev of ROC are facing off now. Whittaker beats Khataev 4-1, enters final in the men's 75-81kg!

All you need to know about Satish Kumar

Satish made his mark by winning a bronze medal in the super heavyweight in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and followed it up with another bronze medal in the Asian championships in Bangkok the following year.

A silver medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and another silver in the Asian championships in the following year raised Satish’s profile.

The Arjuna awardee, who is the first Indian boxer to claim an Olympic spot in the super heavyweight category, has won a battle against Covid-19 to be ready for the Olympics challenge.

Satish Kumar FORM GUIDE: 2021: Silver at Boxam International Tournament, Spain; 2020: Silver at Cologne World Cup, Germany; Bronze at Asia Oceania Olympic Qualifier, Jordan.

HOW SATISH KUMAR ENTERED QUARTERS

Satish Kumar beat Pan American bronze medallist Ricardo Brown 4-1.

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The 32-year-old Indian displayed his all-round boxing skills to thwart the challenge of the giant Jamaican in the opening round and set up a date with top seed and World champion Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan.

Satish boxed from a distance, mixing his left jabs and right hooks. He moved back and forth and swayed his nicely to stay safe from the blows of his taller opponent.

After Satish took the first round 5-0, the Canada-based Brown stepped up his attack. Satish, despite getting medical attention for a cut above his left eye, boxed with determination to land a few punches on target and win the second round with a 4-1 verdict.

Knowing that the desperate Jamaican would use every trick in the book, Satish stayed away from Brown’s grasp as far as he could and delivered some fine counters. A frustrated Brown tried in vain to close the gap and even resorted to powerful head butts but could not stop the Indian to make it to the last four.