Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) stormed into the Asian Boxing Championships remaining after notching up a gruelling victory over Mongolia”s Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg right here on Thursday. Mary Kom prevailed in a cut up 4-1 choice.
Nevertheless, Monika (48kg) settled for a bronze medal after taking place 0-5 to second seeded Alua Balkibekova of Kazakhstan. The highest-seeded Mary Kom dug from her enormous reservoir of expertise to outwit the sprightly Altantsetseg along with her proper hook being notably spectacular on the day.
The 38-year-old will now be gunning for her sixth gold medal on the continental showpiece.
Earlier, in an intense contest, Monika simply couldn’t preserve tempo with Balkibekova, who craftily dodged the Indian”s assaults and related some eye-catching mixture punches to dominate the proceedings.
On Wednesday evening, the Olympic-bound Ashish Kumar (75kg) misplaced 2-3 to Asian Video games silver-medallist Abilkhan Amankul of Kazakhstan within the quarterfinal. Additionally taking place within the quarters was Narender (+91kg). He misplaced 0-5 to Kazakhstan”s Kamshibek Kunkabayev.
On Friday, 5 Indian males — Amit Panghal (52kg), Varinder Singh (60kg), Shiva Thapa (64kg), Vikas krishan (69kg) and Sanjeet (91kg) — will combat it out within the semifinals. Of those, Panghal and Krishan are certain for Tokyo Olympics.