Indian women continue to shine in the ongoing World Boxing Championships. Istanbul is hosting the current edition of the World Boxing Championship. As per the expectation, Indian women boxers have started the tournament in the right way and they are looking for a way to do something special.
Nikhat Zareen (52kg), Parveen (63kg), and Manisha (57kg) advanced to the next round after winning their bouts on Wednesday. Nikhat Zareen defeated Herrera Alvarez of Mexico 5-0 in the opening match. While Parveen defeated Maria Bova of Ukraine by the same margin in a one-sided match to enter the second round. In the 57 kg weight, Manisha defeated Kala Thapa of Nepal and reached the third round. Earlier, Manisha got a bye in the first round.
Nikhat Zareen, who won the gold medal at the Strandja Memorial earlier this year, continued her winning streak and easily knocked out Alvarez in the first round. The 25-year-old from Telangana will face the bronze medalist of the 2021 Asian Championship, Lutsaikhani Altantsetseg of Mongolia.
Haryana’s 22-year-old Parveen defeated veteran boxer Maria, 12 years her senior, in a unanimous decision in the lightweight match. Parveen is the 2017 youth national champion. She started off aggressively in the first round of the World Championship but fell behind Maria.
While coming back to the second round, she looked to outdo the 34-year-old Ukrainian boxer and turn the match in her favor. Parveen will take on former US Youth Olympic champion Jazaira Gonzalez in the pre-quarterfinals on Sunday.
We can expect something more from our players this year in the competition. They have got a start which is needed in a world-class tournament. Hence keep supporting our stars they will make us proud