Nikhat Zareen among the many 4 Indian boxers might be kickstarting their campaigns on the twelfth version of the IBA Ladies’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul on Wednesday.
The 2019 Asian Championships bronze medallist boxer from Telangana, Nikhat will battle in opposition to Mexico’s Herrera Alvarez within the 52kg opening spherical match.
Manisha (57kg), Parveen (63kg) and Saweety (75kg) are the nation’s three different pugilists who can even start their problem within the round-of-32 on the third day of the distinguished occasion, which has been witnessing file participation of 310 boxers from 73 international locations internationally.
Manisha, who obtained a bye within the opening spherical, will sq. off in opposition to Nepal’s Kala Thapa whereas Parveen and Saweety will tackle Ukraine’s Mariia Bova and England’s Kerry Davis respectively.
Late on Tuesday evening, 2017 Youth World Champion Nitu will battle in opposition to Romania’s Steluta Duta within the 48kg opening spherical match.
Earlier on the opening day of the competitors on Monday, Lovlina Borgohain made a successful return to the worldwide circuit after clinching an exciting 3-2 victory in opposition to the two-time World Championships medallist Chen Nien-Chin of Chinese language Taipei. It was Lovlina’s first worldwide match after successful the bronze medal on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“After studying a lot on the Olympics, I had labored very laborious on my sport and right now, I wished to gauge my progress. It was a tricky bout however with the assist of everybody, I might do nicely. I’ll maintain attempting to do nicely within the coming matches and win gold for India,” the 24-year-old boxer from Assam mentioned after the win.
This 12 months’s World Championships, which might be performed until Could 20, additionally marks the twentieth anniversary of the occasion.
Indian boxers have received 36 medals, together with 9 gold, eight silver and 19 bronze, within the 11 earlier editions of the match, which is the third-highest after Russia (60) and China (50). Within the final version of the IBA Ladies’s World Boxing Championships, held in Russia in 2019, Indians concluded with one silver and three bronze medals.