Olympian Simranjit Kaur gave a clinical performance to beat defending champion Pwilao Basumatary by a split decision in a 60kg quarterfinal bout in the National women's boxing championships at the St. Joseph International School here on Monday.
A World championship bronze medallist, Simranjit used her long reach and accurate combinations against her hard-hitting opponent to record a 4-1 victory and assure herself of a berth in the semifinals.
In another fascinating contest, Shiksha of Railways staved off a strong challenge from World youth champion Babyrojisana Chanu to post a 5-0 win in a 54kg bout.
Shiksha, who got a warning in the third round, boxed from a distance and relied on her counter-attacks against Babyrojisana’s explosive attacks.
Former World youth champion Ankushita Boro stunned Asian silver medallist Lalbuatsaihi in a 66kg quarterfinal clash with a 5-0 win.
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