Indian boxer Satish Kumar said after a tough fight with Bakhodir Jalolov that his wife and father urged him not to fight because he had already had 13 stitches. Satish continued to fight and lost to Jalolov in the quarter-finals.
It is difficult for an athlete to find the most important moment in their career in defeat. Indian boxer Satish Kumar continued to participate in the Tokyo Olympics after fighting with the 13 stitches of the world champion and surviving an uphill battle. “My phone keeps ringing and people congratulate me like I won.
Now I am taking medication, but I know how many bruises I have on my face,” the 32-year-old soldier said with a smile in an interview with PTI. His voice was obviously a little groggy by the effects of the painkillers.
Satish suffered severe cuts to his forehead and chin in the pre-quarter-finals, but he decided to face Uzbek superstar Bakhodir Jalolov in the next game.
“After the fight, Jalolov walked up to me and said, ‘good bout.’ I know I’m firm and I’m glad they recognized me that way. My coach also told me that they are proud of me because No one is waiting for me. “It’s going to go that far,” said a man from Bulandshahar.
He is a two-time Asian Games bronze medallist, a silver medallist at the Commonwealth Games, multiple national champions and the first Indian super heavyweight to qualify for the Olympic Games, but Satish’s important moment of focus was at a loss on Sunday morning.