Manju Rani enters Boxing Worlds final, assures silver

Ulan-Ude (Russia): Indian pugilist Manju Rani on Saturday assured a silver medal for India within the ongoing Girls’s World Boxing Championships by getting into the ultimate within the 48-kg weight class.

Rani, who has taken over the 48kg mantle from six-time champion Mary Kom, defeated Thailand’s Chuthamat Raksat within the semi-finals with a cut up 4:1 verdict.

The Haryana lady began off slowly and was seen defending within the first spherical of the bout. Nevertheless, she modified gears within the subsequent two rounds and got here out with well timed punches to emerge victorious.

The judges’ factors on the finish of the semi-final bout stood at 29-28, 30-27, 29-28, 28-29, 29-28 in Rani’s favour.

Sixth-seed Rani, who’s competing in her first Worlds match, had crushed prime seed Kim Hyang Mi of North Korea 4-1 to verify a medal within the match.

She’s going to face Russia’s second seed Ekaterina Paltceva within the summit conflict on Sunday.

Earlier within the day, Mary Kom needed to accept a bronze medal after shedding her semi-final bout of the 51-kg flyweight class to second-seed Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey in a cut up 1:Four verdict.

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