Asian Championships bronze medallist Nikhat Zareen (52kg) secured India its first medal on the IBA Girls’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul on Monday by advancing to the semifinals with an excellent win.
Persevering with her stellar run from the distinguished Strandja Memorial match the place she gained the gold earlier this yr, Nikhat out-punched England’s Charley-Sian Davison 5-0.
The 25-year-old Telangana boxer was all pumped up in her extremely bodily bout towards Davison. Each boxers went attacking ferociously towards one another within the first spherical.
Nonetheless, the second spherical was a one-way road as Nikhat pounded her opponent with terrific physique pictures to tire her out whereas additionally touchdown clear and sharp punches.
With the 2 rounds within the bag, Nikhat then displayed her defensive abilities as she not felt the have to be on the offensive within the last jiffy of her quarterfinal bout.
Nonetheless, Nitu (48kg) ended her marketing campaign with a 2-3 cut up verdict quarterfinal loss to reigning Asian champion Alua Balkibekova of Kazakhstan.
The 21-year-old from Haryana, who’s a two-time youth world champion, began the bout cautiously, engaging her opponent to come back at her however struggled to land punches herself.
The Indian tried onerous to interrupt Balkibekova’s defences because the Kazakh boxer moved round swiftly. Nitu managed to up the ante within the last spherical nevertheless it was too late because the judges dominated in her opponent’s favour.
Later within the day, Manisha (57kg), Parveen (63kg), Pooja Rani (81kg), Anamika (50kg) Jaisimine (60kg) and Nandini (+81kg) will compete of their quarterfinals bouts.