Ladies Boxers Move Into Semis, Guarantee Decorations

Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom headed the charge as Indian ladies boxers stuffed a compelling punch by guaranteeing themselves of decorations in each of the three weight classifications at the seventeenth Asian Games, in Incheon on Sunday.

Mary Kom (51kg), L Sarita Devi (60kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg) entered the elimination rounds of their particular weight classifications with directing triumphs.

Ladies Boxers Move Into Semis, Guarantee Decorations

Mary Kom commenced the transactions in the ring for a moment progressive day and by and by gave an immaculate begin, against Si Haijuan of China.

Confronting an adversary 10 years her lesser, the five-time title holder Indian drew from her tremendous supply of experience to outsmart the noticeably sporty Chinese.

Drowsy regardless, the Manipuri discovered her musicality as the session advanced, showing accuracy in her punches, particularly hits.

Especially amazing in the second round, Mary appeared to be on course for an agreeable win however was surprised in the third round, in which Haijuan thoughtfully blunted the Indian’s assault.

Be that as it may, simple flashes of guarantee were never going to be sufficient against the different time Asian champion, whose decently timed combo punches barely discovered any reaction from the Chinese in the fourth and last round.

At last, Haijuan paid for her absence of experience against a prepared campaigner, who was in control of the pace of the session. Mary Kom will now be up against Vietnam’s Le Thi Bang in the elimination round.

Sarita, then again, persisted through a vitality sapping slug fest against Mongolia’s Suvd Erdene Oyungerel however was a reasonable champ.

The Indian, a previous World and Asian champion, figured out how to turn out triumphant as her blows arrived obviously. She was likewise very thoughtful in guard, battling her rival from a long run to guarantee that even decently timed punches from Oyungerel needed in effect.

Sarita will now confront Korean Jina Park in the last-four stage.

Pooja then adjusted off an all-win day for the ladies by out-punching Shen Dara Flora of Chinese Taipei in her quarterfinal session.

Pooja profited by her match’s poor safeguard, pulverized her middle with sharp uppercuts and targetting the sanctuary with effective snares.

Nimble in moving back at whatever point Shen attempted to toss punches, the deft footed Pooja depended on counter-assault in the second round. Pooja’s reflexes, truth be told, had all the effect against Shen, who looked drowsy the extent that ring art was concerned.

Pooja raised the stakes in the following two rounds, totally emptying Shen into accommodation to rise successful. She will next face Li Qian of China in the elimination round.

At night session, L Devendro Singh (49kg), the solitary Indian male boxer in fight on Sunday, took one moment and 27 seconds to beat Laos’ Lasavongsy Bounphone in a Technical Knockout.