Nikhat Zareen stuns two-time world champion Nazym Kyzaibay, sails into semi-finals of Bosphorus Boxing Event

Nikhat Zareen stuns two-time world champion Nazym Kyzaibay, sails into semi-finals of Bosphorus Boxing Event

Zareen, who had earlier defeated 2019 world champion Paltceva Ekaterina of Russia within the pre-quarterfinals, appeared unfazed and assured in opposition to her opponent from Kazakhstan.

Nikhat Zareen stuns two-time world champion Nazym Kyzaibay, sails into semi-finals of Bosphorus Boxing Tournament

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New Delhi: Persevering with her giant-killing run, Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen on Friday surprised 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, appeared unfazed and assured in opposition to 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 a minimum of 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 tricky contest in opposition to 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 a minimum of 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 event will see two Indian boxers preventing of their respective semi-final bouts in a while Friday.

Zareen will face one other robust problem as she takes on 2019 World Championships silver-medallist Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey whereas Solanki can be up in opposition to Argentina’s Nirco Cuello.

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