Indian boxers continued to shine at dwelling as three of them entered the pre-quarters with contrasting wins on the Women’s World Championships right here on Saturday.
Commonwealth Games gold medallist Nitu Ganghas (48kg) started her marketing campaign with a RSC win over Doyeon Kang of Korea, whereas Preeti (54kg) eked out a 4-3 break up determination victory in opposition to Romania’s Lacramioara Perijoc.
Manju Bamboriya (66kg), however, defeated Cara Wharerau of New Zealand by a 5-0 unanimous verdict.
Nitu, who misplaced within the quarter-final over the last version, opened her marketing campaign in the very best means, profitable the bout within the first spherical itself.
In the opening minute, she used her hook and left cross however wasn’t in a position to join her jabs.
The boxers then went right into a frenzy as they punched one another with each arms. Soon, Kang bought the primary standing depend.
With Nitu persevering with her onslaught, the Korean bought her second standing depend 20 seconds later with referee Luca Vadilonga of Italy ruling within the Indian’s favour a lot to the enjoyment of the partisan crowd on the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall.
Having gained her opening bout by an RSC verdict, Preeti needed to work exhausting for her second win within the event.
Both boxers appeared to maintain a distance within the first few seconds. Preeti was caught unawares by a Perijoc straight jab however the Haryana pugilist recovered quickly.
The 2022 Asian Championships bronze medallist then landed two punches on her Romanian opponent and led 3-2 on the finish of the primary spherical.
In the second spherical, each boxers tried to sidestep one another as Perijoc resorted to physique blows.
Preeti danced across the ring, utilizing her nimble toes, as she tried to keep away from the Romanian. She landed some correct punches however misplaced the spherical 2-3.
The last spherical was a draw with the bout going right into a evaluate. The evaluator and observer dominated in favour of the Indian.