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Women’s Boxing Worlds: Lovlina, Sakshi advance to the quarterfinals


Lovlina Borgohain’s Women’s World Boxing Championship campaign got off to a winning start, while Sakshi Choudhary also recorded a victory to advance to the quarterfinals.

Lovlina, who won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, made easy work of her Mexican opponent Vanessa Ortiz. The Indian used her superior reach to her advantage in claiming a 5-0 victory in the 75kg round of 16 bout. The 25-year-old, who won two bronze medals at Worlds, landed hard hooks and uppercuts to take control of the fight.

He carried the momentum into the second round and completed the victory with persistent attacks and clever footwork. “The opponent (Vanessa) was short and was attacking aggressively, which is hard to contain, so my plan was to attack while keeping my distance. I’m not so happy with my performance today because I think I could have done much better and I will improve. in my next fight. As this is my first World Championship in the 75kg category, it’s a bit difficult as all other boxers have been playing in this category since before, but I think I can do well,” said Lovlina. after the combat.

She will face top seed and last World Championships bronze medalist Rady Gramane from Mozambique in the next round.

Earlier in the day, 2021 Asian Championships bronze medalist Sakshi Choudhary scored a resounding 5-0 victory against 2022 Asian Championships bronze medalist Zhazira Urakbayeva of Kazakhstan in the 52kg class earlier of the quarterfinals.

The two-time World Junior Champion got off to a good start and continued to dominate her Kazakh opponent over the next two rounds with her quick movement and smart attacking strategy to seal the unanimous decision victory.

“My confidence grows as the bouts go on, so thanks to the stamina and passion that I currently possess, I am focused on winning the gold,” she said. He will then face China’s Wu Yu in the quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, Preeti (54kg) lost 3-4 in a hard-fought match against 2022 World Championships silver medalist Jitpong Jutamas of Thailand. The 19-year-old Indian put up a strong fight but couldn’t get past Jutamas, who had lost to Nikhat Zareen in last year’s 52kg final.

Six Indians, including reigning world champion Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Nitu Ghanghas (48kg), Manisha Moun (57kg), Jaismine Lamboriya (60kg), Shashi Chopra (63kg) and Manju Bamboriya (66kg), They will compete in the pre-quarterfinals on Tuesday.

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