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Asian medalist Pooja Rani reaches quarter-finals; Olympic medalist Lovlina Bogohain’s journey ends. IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships Pooja Rani storms into the quarters Nitu and Manisha to play in pre-quarterfinals on Saturday

By Puneet Chaudhary - May 14, 2022

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In the ongoing World Boxing Championships in Istanbul, two-time Asian champion Pooja Rani of India has entered the quarter-finals with a one-sided victory. At the same time, the journey of Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain (70kg) came to an end. She lost 1-4 to Cindy Ngamba of Fair Chance team in the pre-quarterfinals.

Pooja defeated Timia Nagy of Hungary 5-0 in the pre-quarterfinals of the 81 weight category. From the very beginning, Pooja took advantage of the right opportunities and made punches. He impressed all the judges in the first round. In the second round also, Pooja continued her good performance and once again came ahead with full marks.

Pooja dominated the pre-quarterfinals of Hungary's Timiya Nagy from the beginning in the 81 weight category.

Pooja dominated the pre-quarterfinals of Hungary’s Timiya Nagy from the beginning in the 81 weight category.

Australia’s Jessica Bagley in the quarterfinals
Pooja will take on Australia’s Jessica Bagley, who has already reached the last-8 after receiving a bye, in the quarterfinals on Monday. By winning this match, Pooja can ensure at least a bronze medal for the country.

Neetu and Manisha’s match today
India will have two matches on Saturday. 2017 World Youth Champion Neetu (48kg) and 2019 Asian Championships bronze medalist Manisha (57kg) will play their respective pre-quarterfinals on this day. Neetu will face Spain’s Lopez del Arbol for a place in the quarterfinals, while Manisha will face Bulgaria’s Svetlana Staneva.

Boxers from 73 countries are participating
A record 310 boxers from 73 countries are participating in this tournament this year. In the last championship held in Russia in 2019, India got one silver and three bronze medals.

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