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Mary Kom Beats Nikhat Zareen, Books Berth In Indian Team For 2020 Boxing Olympic Qualifiers

Mary Kom Beats Nikhat Zareen, Books Berth In Indian Team For 2020 Boxing Olympic Qualifiers

In a bout which had a few clear punches, Mary Kom defeated Nikhat Zareen, 9-1, to make the Indian squad for next year's Olympic qualifiers in China.

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Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) defeated Nikhat Zareen in a split verdict trial bout to make the Indian team for next year's Olympic qualifiers in China.

(Sports News)

In a bout which had very few clear punches, Mary Kom prevailed 9-1 to make the squad.

In other results, two-time world silver-medallist Sonia Lather (57kg) was upstaged by a swift-moving Sakshi Chaudhary. Lather, also an Asian medallist, couldn't cope with Chaudhury's relentless attack.

In the 60kg category, former world champion L Sarita Devi lost to national champion Simranjit Kaur. It was once again a battle of pace as Kaur outwitted Sarita with her precise hitting and quick reflexes.

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