CWG 2022 Indian Boxers: World champions Nikhat Zareen, Neetu Ganghas and Hussamuddin Mohammad assured India of medals by reaching the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games boxing event on Wednesday while Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain suffered an upset in the quarterfinals. Nikhat defeated Helen Jones of Wales 5-0 on the basis of points in the women’s 50 kg category. Nikhat had the upper hand in all three rounds and did not give any chance to his opponent to be aggressive.
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- Nikhat, Neetu and Husamuddin’s medals confirmed
- Lovlina out of quarter finals
- What Neetu, full of confidence, said after the victory-
Nikhat, Neetu and Husamuddin’s medals confirmed
Two-time youth gold medalist Neetu (21 years) was declared the winner in the third and final round of the 48kg quarterfinals after her rival Nicole Clyde of Northern Ireland voluntarily retired (ABD), marking the country’s first boxing medal in Birmingham. ensured.
Then 28-year-old Husamuddin of Nizamabad advanced to the last four in the men’s 57kg with a 4-1 win over Namibia’s Tryagen Morning Ndevello to secure a second medal.
However, Husamuddin, the bronze medalist of the previous stage, had to struggle hard in a split decision of his bout.
Lovlina out of quarter finals
In the women’s 70kg, Lovlina went down 2-3 in a split decision to Wells’s Rosie Assels by a narrow margin in the first two rounds. Earlier, Neetu from Dhanana district of Bhiwani dominated Clyde in the first two rounds, after which the match was stopped and the result was in favor of the Indian boxer. Neetu, who is making her Commonwealth Games debut, is playing in the weight category of legendary boxer MC Mary Kom. Mary Kom got injured during the selection trials.
What Neetu, full of confidence, said after the victory-
Confident after winning the quarterfinals, Neetu said, “It was my first match against a rival boxer but we trained together in Ireland. I knew what to expect. This is just the beginning, I have a long way to go.
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