Asian Boxing Championship: Neeraj fails, Sarita Devi triumphs

Indian pugilist Neeraj's debut run at the Asian Women's Boxing Championship came to an end as she lost to Chol Mi Pang of South Korea in the quarterfinal; Sarita beat Maftinakhon Melieva (Uzbekistan).

Laishram Sarita Devi got the better of Maftinakhon Melieva (Uzbekistan) in the 64kg category to advance to the semifinals.   -  M. MOORTHY

Indian boxer Neeraj crashed out of the Asian Women's Boxing Championship on Sunday, as she lost to Chol Mi Pang of South Korea in the quarterfinal of the 51kg category.

This was the Haryana boxer's debut at the continental meet.

On the other hand, Laishram Sarita Devi got the better of Maftinakhon Melieva (Uzbekistan) in the 64kg category to advance to the semifinals.

Sonia Lather, another Indian, beat Nazym Ichshanova (Kazakhstan) in the 57kg category.