Nikhat Zareen continued her dream run as she outpunched Brazilian Caroline de Almieda to get a unanimous 5-0 verdict within the semifinals and moved into the 52kg title conflict within the World ladies’s boxing championships at Istanbul on Wednesday.
Two different Indians, Manisha Moun (57kg) and Parveen (63kg), fought valiantly earlier than dropping their respective last-four bouts. They are going to take the bronze medals dwelling.
Giving one other fantastic instance of her boxing expertise, Nikhat applied her recreation plan properly and used her combos to shock southpaw Caroline. The Brazilian additionally paid the value for clinching as she was warned within the opening spherical.
Nikhat moved properly to point out her ring craft and landed physique and head pictures, together with some beautiful hooks, on the counter to take the following two rounds as properly.
Nikhat was delighted to make it to the ultimate in her World championship debut and appeared ahead to successful the gold medal.
“I’ve boxed with the Thai boxer as soon as and can work with our head coach to arrange the technique for her. I’ll strive my finest to win the gold,” mentioned Nikhat.
The skilled Indian will meet Tokyo Olympics quarterfinalist Jutamas Jitpong of Thailand within the ultimate on Thursday. Jutamas beat two-time Worlds medallist Kazakh Zhaina Shekerbekova 4-1.
Manisha went down preventing 5-0 to Olympics bronze medallist Irma Testa. The gutsy Indian reached out to land her pictures on the goal in opposition to the tall clean-punching Italian.
Manisha didn’t quit and challenged Irma until the tip to win the Olympian’s appreciation.
Parveen dealt with Amy Broadhurst, a 2019 European bronze medallist, properly earlier than dropping 4-1. Whereas the Irish southpaw delivered scoring punches along with her right-left combos, the Indian used her counterattacks.
Parveen went all out within the ultimate spherical and compelled Amy to undertake defensive techniques earlier than bowing out along with her head held excessive.
The outcomes (Indians until specified): Semifinals:
52kg: Nikhat Zareen bt Caroline de Almieda (Bra) 5-0; 57kg: Manisha Moun misplaced to Irma Testa (Ita) 5-0; 63kg: Parveen misplaced to Amy Broadhurst (Irl) 4-1.