Nikhat Zareen stuns world champion Paltceva Ekaterina to enter Bosphorus Boxing quarters

Nikhat Zareen stuns world champion Paltceva Ekaterina to enter Bosphorus Boxing quarters

The Asian Championships bronze medallist, Zareen triggered a serious upset on the second day of the event on Wednesday when she out-punched the Russian boxer 5-0.

Nikhat Zareen stuns world champion Paltceva Ekaterina to enter Bosphorus Boxing quarters

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India’s Nikhat Zareen shocked reigning world champion Paltceva Ekaterina to breeze into the ladies’s 51kg quarter-finals on the Bosphorus Boxing event in Istanbul.

The Asian Championships bronze medallist, Zareen triggered a serious upset on the second day of the event on Wednesday when she out-punched the Russian boxer 5-0.

The Indian pugilist may have yet one more powerful bout forward as she takes on two-time world champion Kyzaibay Nazym of Kazakhstan in her last-eight spherical.

Other than Zareen, 2013 Asian champion Shiva Thapa, Sonia Lather and Parveen additionally registered victories of their respective classes to proceed to the quarter-finals.

Thapa acquired the higher of Kazakhstan’s Smagulov Baghtiyov 3-2 within the males’s 63kg division.

World championship silver medallist Lather (57kg) and Parveen (60kg) beat native favourites Surmeneli Tugcenaz and Ozyol Esra 5-0 of their respective girls’s second-round matches.

Nonetheless, it was curtains for Duryodhah Negi (69kg), Brijesh Yadav (81kg) and Krishan Sharma (+91kg) as they misplaced their preliminary spherical bouts.

The third day of the occasion will witness six Indian boxers combating it out of their respective quarter-final bouts.

Lather, Zareen, Parveen and Jyoti (69kg) shall be seen in motion within the girls’s class whereas Thapa and Solanki will current Indian problem within the males’s competitors.

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