Asian Games 2018 gold medal-winning Indian boxer Amit Panghal was on Tuesday nominated for Arjuna awards by the Boxing Federation of India. Amit, who claimed the light flyweight (49kg) category gold after defeating reigning Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan in the Asiad final at Jakarta, was nominated last year as well for the second highest sporting honour after the Khel Ratna. Also Read - Boxing: Simranjeet Kaur, Manish Strike Gold; India End Cologne World Cup Campaign With 9 Medals

However, he was not considered due to a failed dope test in 2012, for which he served a one-year ban. He started the year with gold at Strandja memorial tournament in Bulgaria before moving up to 52kg. He clinched gold in his new weight category in the Asian championship, beating Dusmatov again. Also Read - Boxing World Cup: Amit Panghal Clinches Gold in 52 kg Category, Injured Satish Kumar Settles For Silver

BFI has nominated Panghal yet again after taking into consideration his remarkable performances this year. Also Read - India Assured of Four Medals at Boxing World Cup in Germany