On Monday, on the final day of the Asian Boxing Championships, Sanjeet won the gold medal to India. The news brought a wave of joy for the Indian camp after the defeat of Amit Panghal and Shiv Thapa in the final. In the 91 kg category, Sanjeet defeated five-time Asian champion and silver medalist Kazakh boxer Wesley Levitt of Rio Olympics.
India sought a review of defending champion Amit Panghal’s defeat in the 52kg category final, which was rejected by the jury. Panghal was defeated 3–2 by Shakhobidin Joirov of Uzbekistan. The Indian Boxing Federation tweeted, “The Indian Boxing Federation has tweeted that ASBC will appeal against Amit Panghal’s unexpected defeat in the final.”
The federation later tweeted that the protest entered by the Indian team was rejected by the jury, before Indian boxer Sakshi Chaudhary (54 kg) lost a spot in the final as Kazakhstanad’s Dina Jollaman pitted against the two-time young world champion The defeat in the last four was challenged and she managed to change the decision.
The bout review system was launched by the International Boxing Association in 2019. The team manager or the head coach of the losing boxer is given a chance to lodge a protest until 15 minutes after the verdict. He has to complete the paperwork in the next 30 minutes. In this arrangement, decisions of 5-0 or 4-1 are not subject to review. Each team is given two reviews. The verdict of the jury is final and acceptable.