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In the Women’s World Boxing Championships, India also got news of relief on Friday as two-time Asian champion Pooja defeated Timea Nagy of Hungary 5-0 in the opening match.
Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain’s IBA World Championship (AIBA World Championship) In the 70kg category, the campaign ended with a disappointing loss in the pre-quarterfinals on Friday. While his fellow Indian boxer Pooja Rani (Pooja Rani) (81kg) made it to the last eight stage in Istanbul. Last year’s podium finisher in Tokyo lovlina (Lovlina Borgohain) She was playing her first international competition. But she lost 1-4 to Cindy Ngamba of Fair Chance Team (FCT) in the pre-quarterfinals.
At the same time, two-time Asian champion Pooja defeated Timea Nagy of Hungary 5-0 in the opening match. Now this boxer from Bhiwani will face Jessica Bagley of Australia in the quarterfinals on Monday. Six-time champion Mary Kom was not participating this year.
Lovlina Borgohain got the win
Earlier, 24-year-old Lovlina from Assam started aggressively but could not do her best and lost to Cindy of FCT. Lovlina had defeated former world champion Chen Nien Chin in the first round. The FCT is a team run by the International Boxing Association (IBA, formerly AIBA) consisting mostly of refugee players.
Anamika made a winning start
Indian boxer Anamika (50kg) stunned Romania’s Eugenia Angel in her first match of the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships on Thursday in a scintillating display of skill and technical superiority. In the competition being played in Istanbul, Anamika secured the ticket for the pre-quarterfinals by winning the unanimous decision of all the judges. Anamika will next face World Championship bronze medalist Christie Lee Harris of Australia on Sunday. Sweety (75kg) lost 2-3 to Carrie Dawis of England.
Eyes will be on Nikhat Zareen
Indian boxers Nikhat Zareen (52kg), Parveen (63kg) and Manisha (57kg) advanced to the next round of the championship. Zareen defeated Herrera Alvarez of Mexico 5-0 in the opening match, while Parveen defeated Maria Bova of Ukraine by the same margin in a one-sided match to enter the second round. In the opening round, Manisha got a bye who defeated Kala Thapa of Nepal by unanimous decision to make it to the third round. The 25-year-old Zareen from Telangana will take on the 2021 Asian Championship bronze medalist Lutsaikhani Altantsetseg of Mongolia. Haryana’s 22-year-old Parveen defeated veteran boxer Maria, 12 years senior to her, in a unanimous decision in the light welter weight category.