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Women’s World Boxing Championships: Nikhat Zareen, Lovlina Borgohain, Nitu Ghanghas, Saweety Boora cruised into the finals

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The quartet of Indian boxers, Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Lovlina Borgohain (75kg), Nitu Ghanghas (48kg), and Saweety Boora (81kg) cruised into the finals of the Women’s World Boxing Championships on Thursday.

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Nikhat out-punched Rio Olympics bronze medallist Ingrit Valencia of Colombia 5-0. Meanwhile, two-time Worlds bronze medallist Lovlina defeated Li Qian of China 4-1 to seal her maiden appearance in the title round of the Women’s World Boxing Championships.

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Moreover, Nitu handed a 5-2 defeat to reigning Asian champion Alua Balkibekova of Kazakhstan, while Saweety reached her second World Championships final defeating Sue-Emma Greentree of Australia 4-3.

In the first bout of the day, Nitu displayed a thunderous start. Nitu had lost to Balkibekova in the Istanbul edition. However, she learned from her mistakes and adapted well.

After the bout, Nitu said,

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“I played from a distance last time (in Istanbul), so I was not able to recover. This time I played from close range. I had to play with my mind and adapt. I can see improvement in myself. Earlier I used to play a counter-attacking game from a distance but now I can adapt according to the situation.”

Meanwhile, Nikhat after her bout, said,

“Today’s bout was my best. I feel like I play better when I face technical boxers. I have played her before and she’s an experienced boxer. It was a clean game.”

Lovlina, after winning her bout, said,

“I used to think I have a psychological problem that’s why I can’t go beyond the bronze. But, today, that has changed.”

Nitu will take on the Asian Championships bronze medallist Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg of Mongolia in the finals on Saturday. Meanwhile, Nikhat will clash against two-time Asian champion Nguyen Thi Tam of Vietnam. Lovlina will play Australia’s Caitlin Parker in the final, while Saweety will play against Wang Lina of China.

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