Satnam Singh defeated Amey Nitin by a 10-round majority decision to be crowned WBC India featherweight champion here.
Two judges scored the fight in favor of Satnam, while the third judge scored it as a draw after 10 rounds. It was an epic battle between the two men, who went toe to toe from the first bell and beat him for all 10 rounds. Delhi’s Satnam dominated the early rounds but Maharashtra’s Amey Nitin fought back to win a few intermediate rounds.
However, 25-year-old Satnam, who improved his record to 10 wins and one loss after that fight, was impressive early on by closing the distance and controlling the ring, using superior boxing skills.
”I really had to deserve it. The last three rounds were tough, I was ahead, but I had to stay and stay calm,’ Satnam said.
”The WBC India title battle was clean and drama-free. These stories will be etched in history. Both boxers came here to win and make history,’ said Brig PK Muralidharan Raja, WBC India Title Supervisor and Indian Boxing Council Chairman.
”The ‘Fightclub by UPB’ has already proven to be an excellent platform for the sport. With these nights, Pro Boxing has just tested the waters in India,’ he added.
With this event, United Professional Boxing culminated the first season of ‘Fightclub’ live boxing shows in Gurgaon on Friday night.
In the co-main event, Saurabh Kumar made a massive statement by defeating Adil Rajesh by a unanimous decision.
In another fight, Rakesh Lohchab outscored Amarnath Yadav in six rounds to win an entertaining super bantam contest.
Middleweight Pawan Goyat displayed good form in his four-round points victory over Army boxer Sandeep Nain to claim his fifth victory in the paid ranks.
Earlier in the day, Vishwas Lahori defeated Sumit Kumar and Varun Phartyal edged Pawan Kumar to win by unanimous decision.
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