Satish Kumar (+91kg) exits in the quarterfinals after losing to the world champion Bakhodir Jalolov at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.
The Indian lost 0-5 while he had several stitches on his forehead and chin. He was injured after his first bout but this didn’t stop him to come out badly bruised and face off world number one. The result didn’t favour him as his bravery was not enough to upset Jalolov.
Satish was the first boxer who qualified for Olympics in the Super heavyweight category. He had defeated Ricardo Brown of Jamaica in his opening bout.
The Indian in the biggest bout of his career was able to land a shot with his right hand sometimes, being injured but the opponent supervised to go ahead to the next round by his counter-attacking skills.
Satish is a former kabaddi player from Uttar Pradesh in Bulandshahr. He did not stop to takeoff attacks even when he had the risk for his cuts to open up. His cut on the forehead got opened up in the third round but the boxer from India did not stop and kept fighting.
On the other side, Jalolov used to be a footballer who turned into a boxer. He admitted the bravery of Satish at the final of the bout and shook to praise his opponent for his bravery.