Bosphorus Boxing Event: Nikhat Zareen stuns two-time world champion Nazym Kyzaibay, sails into semi-finals
New Delhi: Persevering with her giant-killing run, Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen on Friday shocked two-time world champion Nazym Kyzaibay of Kazakhstan to enter the ladies’s 51kg semi-finals on the Bosphorus Boxing Event in Istanbul.
Zareen, who had earlier defeated 2019 world champion Paltceva Ekaterina of Russia within the pre-quarterfinals, regarded unfazed and assured towards her opponent from Kazakhstan.
She stamped her authority proper from the start and prevailed 4-1 win over Kyzaibay, a gold medallist from 2014 and 2016 World Championships.
Zareen has ensured herself not less than a bronze medal with a spot within the final 4.
Aside from Zareen, 2018 Commonwealth Video games gold-medallist Gaurav Solanki (57kg) additionally sailed into the semi-finals after a troublesome contest towards native pugilist Aykol Mizan.
Each the boxers attacked all through the bout however Solanki confirmed his technical supremacy to safe a 4-1 win and guaranteed himself of not less than a bronze medal.
Amongst different ladies boxers, Sonia Lather (57kg), Parveen (60kg) and Jyoti (69kg) made exits with losses of their respective quarter-finals. In the meantime, Shiva Thapa (63kg) misplaced 1-4 to Turkey’s Hakan Dogan in an intense bout.
The fourth day of the match will see two Indian boxers combating of their respective semi-final bouts afterward Friday.
Zareen will face one other powerful problem as she takes on 2019 World Championships silver-medallist Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey whereas Solanki might be up towards Argentina’s Nirco Cuello.
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