Strandja Memorial boxing: Seema Punia enters final

Seema defeated Bulgarian Mihaela Nikolova 5-0 to make the summit clash in the +81kg category.

Five male boxers will be in action in the semifinals on Saturday.   -  AP (Representative Image)

Asian Championships bronze-medallist Seema Punia (+81kg) entered the final while two other Indian women boxers settled for bronze medals at the Strandja Memorial Tournament.

In the final session late on Friday, Seema, who had received a bye for a semifinal spot, defeated Bulgarian Mihaela Nikolova 5-0 to make the summit clash.

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World championships silver-medallist Saweety Boora (75kg) and Bhagyabati Kachari (81kg) settled for bronze. While Saweety lost to China’s Li Quian, Bhagyabati went down to Russia’s Mariia Urakova in a split decision.

Earlier, former world and Asian champion L. Sarita Devi (60kg) and M. Meena Kumari Devi (54kg) also lost in the semifinals for a third-place finish.

On Saturday, five male boxers will be in action in the semifinals.