Indian boxer Paramjeet Samota (91+kg) rewrote history last week by becoming the first super heavyweight boxer from the country to clinch a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games as India rounded off with their best ever haul of three gold and four bronze medals at the event.But it is only half the job done for Samota as he will face stiffer challenge when the Asian Games kicks off in Guangzhou, China, from November 12. The 22-year-old boxer, however, has not even a month to prepare for the quadrennial event and he will bank on the preparations and performance of the Commonwealth Games to perform well at the Asian event.”One month’s time is not sufficient to prepare for an event like the Asian Games. But we are high on the success of the Commonwealth Games and that will boost us to get some good result at the Asian Games as well.”In one month, we can work upon movements and speed in the ring because most of our opponents at the Asian Games will be aggressive boxers from countries like Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China and Korea and we have to have great footwork to counter them,” Samota said at a ceremony where Monnet Group awarded the three Commonwealth Games gold medallists `3 lakh each and four bronze medallists `1 lakh each.In the just concluded Commonwealth Games, Paramjeet, Suranjoy Singh (52kg) and Manoj Kumar (64kg) clinched gold for India while Amandeep Singh (49kg), Jai Bhagwan (60kg), DIlbagh Singh (69kg) and Vijender Kumar (75kg) settled for bronze medals after losing in the semi-finals.advertisementAsian champion Suranjoy, who enters the Asian Games as India’s best bet for gold, echoed Samota’s sentiments. “There should have been more time between the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games, but all these events are pre-scheduled. We have to utilise the time to work on some of mistakes our boxers committed at the Commonwealth Games. I think utilisation of time will improve our performance.” Olympic medallist Vijender is of the view that the boxers will maintained the momentum of the Commonwealth success.”Asian Games are always tougher than the Commonwealth Games. There we have Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, which had world champions and Olympic champions in their side. But our confidence is skyhigh after Commonwealth success and the boxers will be able to maintain it till next month,” said Vijender.Indian boxers Vijender (69kg) and Varghese Johnson (91+ kg) were the only medallists for India at the previous edition of the Asian Games in 2006, but boxing in the country has moved up a few notches since then and the nation team boasts of world, Olympic and the Asian Games medallists.Indian coach Gurbux Sandhu said that the growing success of boxers will reflect in Guangzhou as well.”The success rate of our boxers has gone up and there is a high possibility that they will better their performance at the Asian Games. Though I can’t predict the names of medallists as the unpredictability of boxing may derail anyone’s campaign on any day, but India may get a gold also,” said Sandhu.”I and coaching staff will sit in Patiala and plan for the Asian Games because we just finished with the Commonwealth Games and haven’t got sufficient time to analyse the strength of other countries,” said Sandhu.India has selected a 10-member team for the Asian Games.From the Commonwealth Games medallists, Jai and Manoj have been kept as reserved boxers.