Nikhat and Simranjit brook no resistance 

Nikhat and Simranjit brook no resistance 
Nikhat and Simranjit brook no resistance 


Reigning World champion Nikhat Zareen (50kg) and World Championships bronze medallist Simranjit Kaur (60kg) recorded convincing wins on the opening day of the National ladies’s boxing championships on Tuesday.

Nikhat comfortably went previous L.Ok. Abinaya in a spherical of 32 bout because the referee stopped the competition in her opener. She will meet Meghalaya’s Eva Marbaniang within the subsequent spherical.

Simranjit outclassed Nilzaya Angmo to get an RSC verdict in her favour within the first spherical and can face Pooja Behra of Jharkhand within the pre-quarterfinals.

While Worlds silver medallist Manju Rani (48kg) outpunched Priyanka Shirsale, Asian champion Saweety Boora (81kg) defeated Marthamaa Sattivada 5-0.

Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain (75kg) acquired a bye within the first spherical and can tackle Puja Nayak of Odisha within the round-of-16 on Friday.

World Championship in March

Boxing Federation of India (BFI) president Ajay Singh on Tuesday introduced that the 2023 World Women’s Championship will probably be held in Delhi from March 15.

Important outcomes:

48kg: Simran (Chd) bt Neha (HP) 4-1, Manju Rani (RSPB) bt Priyanka Shirsale (Mah) 5-0; 50kg: Nikhat Zareen (Tel) bt L.Ok. Abinaya (TN) RSC-R1; 52kg: Kavya Peddada (AP) bt Shivani (Kar) 5-0; 54kg: M. Dhivya (TN) bt Rupa Ranjani (Jha) 5-0; 57kg: Mandeep Kaur (Pun) bt Jyoti (Del) 5-0.

60kg: Simranjit Kaur (Pun) bt Nilzaya Angmo (Lad) RSC-R1; Pooja Behra (Jha) bt Purnima Sahani (Ben) 4-1; 66kg: Manju Bamboria (MP) bt Pooja (RSPB) 3-2; 70kg: Jyoti (RSPB) bt Nomita Kachari (Asm) 5-0, M. Anjali (TN) bt Shivani Bharti (Bih) 4-3; 81kg: Saweety Boora (Har) bt Marthamma Sattivada (AP) 5-0.

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