Asians reign supreme on World Championships Day 4
Asian standouts continued to assert their dominance on the fourth day of competition in the IBA Women’s World Championships 2023 in New Delhi, India.
Host nation’s reigning world champion and Commonwealth Games winner Nikhat Zareen posted her second win after crushing Algeria’s Roumayssa Boualam, 5-0, to enter the light flyweight (50kg) round of 16.
In the same weight class, two-time ASBC Asian elite champ Nguyen Thi Tam of Vietnam pulled off a 5-0 stunner over former two-time world winner Nazym Kyzaibay of Kazakhstan.
Thailand’s Chuthamat Raksat and Uzbekistan’s Aziza Yokubova both earned medals in the previous editions of the Women’s World Boxing Championships. The 30-year-old Thai veteran delivered her very best in their meeting and her speed was decisive on their light flyweight (50kg) contest in New Delhi.
Singapore is an absolute newcomer in the Women’s World Boxing Championships and the country sent five girls to New Delhi. Singapore’s Danisha Mathialagan delivered the Southeast Asian country’s first ever success in this level, she defeated Tajikistan’s Rukhafzo Khaknazarova at the light flyweight (50kg).
Over at the featherweight (57kg) division, ex-world titlist and Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Nesthy Petecio of the Philippines pounded Trinidad & Tobago’s Tianna Guy for a unanimous decision.
Nilawan Techasuep delivered one of the most exciting difference of the whole championships in the first round against South Korea’s Jin Hye Jeong. The tall Thai featherweight (57kg) boxer led mostly 10:7 on the judges’ scorecards after three minutes and her shots were decisive in the second well enough to take the victory by RSC.
Defending Asian champion and last year’s world bronze winner Karina Ibragimova of Kazakhstan stopped Colombia’s Valeria Arboleda in the second round of their bout. Another bronze medalist from Istanbul, India’s Manisha Moun mauled Australia’s Tina Rahimi for a lopsided 5-0 victory.
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