Hello and welcome to the coverage of the Quarterfinals rounds matches at IBA Boxing World Championships
Anamika (50kg) lost to Rio Olympics bronze medallist Ingrit Valencia 0f Colombia 0-5
Was that a fair decision. Scores – 30-27 & 30-26 Pooja and 3 29-28 to AUS. Thats too different set of scores, as if two different matches were being played
Pooja Rani (81kg) lost to Australia’s Jessica Bagley 2-3
Parveen storms into the semifinals and confirmed 3rd medal for 🇮🇳 after putting up a belter performance to pack 🇹🇯’s Shoira.
Manisha got the better of Mongolia’s Namuun Monkhor in the hard-fought 57kg quarter-final by a 4-1 margin.
While Manisha will take on Italy’s Irma Testa, who defeated Uzbekistan’s Sitora Turdibekova 4-1 in another quarter-final.
It was a more physical bout where the boxers took on each other aggressively and landed flurry of punches but Balkibekova’s clean striking put her ahead.
Nikhat clinched a dominating 5-0 win against England’s Charley-Sian Taylor Davison
The 25-year-old boxer from Telangana once again showed her technical supremacy to hand the country its first medal at this year’s tournament with an impressive victory in the 52kg quarter-final. Nikhat’s aggressive intent and clean attack left no chance for Davison as the Indian looked in complete control throughout the bout.
Nikhat will now take on Caroline De Almeida of Brazil in the semi-finals. De Almeida thrashed the 2018 Commonwealth Games silver Ireland’s Carly McNaul of Ireland by unanimous decision.
Nitu (48kg) lost to Kazakhstan’s Alua Balkibekova 2-3
Nitu fell just short of securing a medal in her debut appearance at the World Championships as she tried her all against the reigning Asian Champion Alua Balkibekova of Kazakhstan but went down fighting in a closely fought 48kg quarter-final.
Semi-final matches will take place on Wednesday while the finals will be played on Thursday and Friday.
In the last edition of the tournament, held in Russia in 2019, Indian boxers clinched one silver and three bronze medals. India have won 36 medals, including nine gold, eight silver and 19 bronze, in the 11 editions of the tournament so far—third highest after Russia (60) and China (50).