Veteran women’s boxer Mary Kom today stormed into the semi-final of Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi. The 35-years-old from Manipur has assured herself a 7th medal at the world championships and is going strong in pursuit of a 6th world championship title.
Mary, who became the Commonwealth games champion this year was up against China’s Wu Yu 5-0 in the light flyweight (48kg) category quarterfinals. The Indian pugilist had all the experience to make her opponent suffer and the story was no different in the three round bout.
Another Indian in the fray was Bhagyabati Kachari in women’s 81kg quarterfinal bout against Colombia’s Jessica. In a closely contested match, the Colombian boxer emerged victorious with a split verdict of 3-2.
India’s Manisha was also in contention for a place in the semi-finals, however her dream run came to an end after suffering a defeat against top seed Bulgarian- Stoyka Zhelyazkova Petrova. The referees handed over the victory to the Bulgarian with a split decision of 4-1.
Lovlina Borghain fought against Scott Kaye Frances of Australia in 69kg quarter-final and the Indian boxer emerged victorious by a dominant margin of 5-0. She assures India of another medal from the marquee event.