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Telangana boxer Niharika in quarters at National Women’s Boxing Championship

Published: 24th Oct 2021 8:32 pm

Hyderabad: Telangana boxer Niharika Gonella defeated Maharashtra’s Purohit to make it to the quarterfinals in the 63-66kg category at the 5th Elite Women’s National Boxing Championship in the 81 kg category in dominant fashion on Sunday.

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Meanwhile, reigning Asian champion Pooja Rani of Haryana also advanced to the quarterfinals in the 81 kg category. She knocked out Kerala’s Parvathi P in the first round of the pre-quarters match. Such was the ferocity of Rani’s punches that the referee stopped the contest in the first round itself, on Day 4 of the tournament at the St Joseph’s International School in Hisar, the venue of the prestigious event.

Earlier on Sunday, World Youth Champions Nitu of Haryana and Ankushita Boro of Assam maintained their winning streak, as they confirmed their places in the quarter-finals in the 48kg and 66kg categories respectively. The fleet-footed Nitu outclassed her opponent Purabi Karmakar from West Bengal 5-0 in the 48kg category on Day 4 of the tournament at the St Joseph’s International School in Hisar, the venue of the prestigious event.


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