Ulan-Ude (Russia), October 8
MC Mary Kom advanced to the quarterfinals of the 51kg category at women’s boxing World Championships after a hard-fought victory in the last-16 stage.
Mary Kom triumphed 5-0 against Thailand’s Jutamas Jitpong, a spunky boxer who kept the veteran on her toes with an aggressive approach but just did not connect enough.
The third-seeded Indian, who got a bye in the opening round, spent the first three minutes getting a measure of her opponent before taking control of the proceedings.
Mary, chasing her first world medal in the 51kg division, picked up pace in the second round and was sharp with her counterattacks.
Meanwhile, Saweety Boora (75kg) lost her pre-quarterfinal bout against second-seeded Welshwoman Lauren Price in a split decision (3-1) despite putting up a valiant fight. — PTI
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