Indian boxer Saweety Boora defeated China's Wang Lina in the 80kg Light-Heavy weight category to win the gold in the Women's World Boxing Championships Finals. Boora was the second Indian to emerge victorious as Nitu Ghangas took home the Gold in the 48kg category.
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The first round of the fight was full action as both boxers were going blow-for-blow in hope of asserting an early advantage. Boora had a slight advantage as three out of the five gave her the first round. Building on her advantage, Boora dominated in the second round as well as she showed off trademark aggression as she launched a barrage of multiple punches at Wang Lina.
After emerging on top in the first two rounds, Saweety Boora didn't hold back and continued her aggressive approach in the third round as well. As the final round concluded, the 30-year-old registered a victory by points and took home the gold for India.
Reacting to her performance, Boora was extremely elated as she managed to fulfil her dream of becoming a World Champion. She also talked about how she managed to execute her plans to perfection.
Boora said, “I am thrilled after fulfilling my dream of becoming the World Champion. The bout went well and I was able to execute our planning perfectly. My performances in the tournament got better as the bouts progressed with my body also responding well. I want to thank the fans for their constant love and support,” said Saweety after the bout.
After triumphant performances by Saweety Boora and Nitu Ghangas, two more Indians will also be in action tomorrow. Reigning World champion Nikhat Zareen is set to face Thi Tham Nguyen from Vietnam. Whereas the Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain will take on Australia's Caitlin Anne Parker.
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