Seeking one other title in a special weight class, Nikhat Zareen, the 52kg World champion, overcame prime seed Roumaysa Boualam of Algeria in a hard-fought 50kg second spherical bout on the World ladies’s boxing championships on the Okay.D. Jadhav Hall right here on Sunday.
Following Nikhat’s 5-0 victory over African and Mediterranean Games champion Roumaysa, Manisha Moun (57kg) obtained off the block properly by posting a convincing 5-0 win over Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Tina Rahimi to make it an ideal day for the sparse house followers thronging the venue.
Nikhat, who started cautiously, hit the goal to prevail over her aggressive opponent within the opening spherical, which noticed the buying and selling of punches within the first-ever assembly between the 2.
Even as Roumaysa continued to assault and conceded a warning level within the course of, Nikhat executed her counters nicely to take the second spherical by a slender margin.
Nikhat maintained a secure distance and continued to land scoring punches within the third spherical to arrange a pre-quarterfinal date with Mexico’s Fatima Herrera Alvarez in a rematch of final version’s Round of 32 bout.
“She (Roumaysa) is a fighter and gets aggressive if her opponent is in close range. I wanted to box from a distance,” stated Nikhat.
Manisha, a bronze medallist of the earlier version, displayed her beautiful ring craft and motion to manage the bout and acquire floor by means of her accuracy. assortment of jabs and mixtures helped Manisha sail easily to the final 16, the place she would face Turkey’s Elifnur Turhan.
Important outcomes (preliminary rounds):
50kg: Nikhat Zareen bt Roumaysa (Alg) 5-0, Caroline de Almeida (Bra) bt Yana Burym (Blr) 5-0; Chuthmat Raksat (Tha) bt Aziza Ykubova (Uzb); Ingrit Valencia (Col) bt Mbithe Veronica (Ken) RSC-R2; Giordana Sorrentino (Ita) bt Ekaterina Paltseva (Rus) 4-1
57kg: Irma Testa (Ita) bt Leilany Moreno (Gua) 4-1; Nguyen Thi Thanh Hao (Vie) bt Sbusisiwe Phiwokuhle (RSA) 4-1; Ashleyann Motta (Pur) bt Zichun Xu (Chn) 4-3; Amina Zidani (Fra) bt Liudmila Vorontsova (Rus) 5-0; Manisha Moun bt Tina Rahimi (Aus) 5-0.