Neeraj Goyat beats Australia's Ben Kite to retain WBC welterweight Asia title

Indian boxer Neeraj Goyat outpunched Australia's Ben Kite to retain the WBC welterweight Asia title in New Delhi on Friday.

PTI October 15, 2016 22:24:40 IST
Neeraj Goyat beats Australia's Ben Kite to retain WBC welterweight Asia title

New Delhi: Indian boxer Neeraj Goyat outpunched Australia's Ben Kite to retain the WBC welterweight Asia title in New Delhi on Friday.

Neeraj Goyat beats Australias Ben Kite to retain WBC welterweight Asia title

File photo of Neeraj Goyat. Image courtesy: Pro-boxing India via Facebook.

The 24-year-old prevailed 120-110 119-109 115-113 in an unanimous decision for the gruelling 12-round contest against his 26-year-old rival, who had the experience of fighting 9 bouts before today.

Goyat, who came into the contest with 7 wins in 11 fights, is now expected to break into the WBC world rankings, which will be a step towards getting him a shot at the world title.

"I will now aim for the world title, that would be my next target but there will some time before that materialises," Neeraj told PTI after the win.

In the undercard bouts, which were four-round contests, former Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Amandeep Singh defeated former Federation Cup champion Sunil Sharma in the super featherweight division (59kg) to make a winning debut in the professional circuit.

In the cruiserweight (91kg) category, multiple-time national champion Kuldeep Singh was upstaged by Geetanand Singh, while in the super welterweight (70kg) category Deepak Tanwar got the better of Dilbag Thakran.

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