Nikhat Zareen stuns two-time world champion Kyzaibay, India assured of 2 medals at Bosphorus Boxing Tournament


Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen continued her spectacular type as she defeated two-time world champion Nazym Kyzaibay of Kazakhstan to enter the ladies’s 51kg semi-finals at the Bosphorus Boxing Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey.

Nikhat, who had earlier defeated 2019 World Champion Paltceva Ekaterina of Russia within the pre quarter-final, regarded unfazed and assured towards her opponent from Kazakhstan. She stamped her authority proper from the start and prevailed in a 4-1 win over Kyzaibay, a gold medallist from 2014 and 2016 World Championships, and ensured at least a bronze medal with a spot in last-4.

Apart from Zareen, the 2018 CWG Gold medallist Gaurav Solanki (57kg) additionally sailed into the semi-finals after a troublesome contest towards native boy Aykol Mizan. Both the boxers attacked all through the bout however Solanki confirmed his technical supremacy to safe a 4-1 win and assured himself of at least a bronze medal.

Among different girls boxers, Sonia Lather (57kg), Parveen (60kg) and Jyoti (69kg) made exits with losses of their respective quarter-finals. Meanwhile, Shiva Thapa (63kg) misplaced 4-1 to Turkey’s Hakan Dogan in an intense bout.

The fourth day of the match will see two Indian boxers preventing of their respective semi-final bouts later at the moment. 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 towards Argentina’s Nirco Cuello.


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