Another Olympic boxer, Pooja Rani, who received a walk-over in the semifinals, will fight a well-shaped Mavluda Movlonova from Uzbekistan.
File picture by Mary Kom.AFP
Dubai: The six-time world champion MC Mary Kom will get her sixth gold when she competes on Sunday in the 51 kg final of the Asian boxing championships against the Kazakh national player Nazym Kyzaibay.
The 38-year-old Olympic boxer had won 4-1 against Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg from Mongolia in the semi-finals on Thursday. She is expected to face a tough challenge from two-time world champion Kyzaibay at the summit.
Another Olympic boxer, Pooja Rani, who received a walk-over in the semifinals, faces a well-shaped Mavluda Movlonova from Uzbekistan, who finished the challenge of the London Olympic champion Marina Volnova in the last 4 stage.
On Monday, defending champions Amit Panghal (52 kg), Shiva Thapa (64 kg) and Sanjeet (91 kg) will be in the gold medals -Fighting of the men can be seen in action.
Panghal takes on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and world champion Zoirov Shakhobidin from Uzbekistan, while Thapa competes against the silver medalist of the Asian Games, Baatarsukh Chinzorig from Mongolia.Runner-up Sanjeet will fight Vassiliy Levit, silver medalist from the 2016 Rio Olympics, who is chasing his fourth gold medal at the Asian Championships .
The Indian boxers have already secured their best show yet by securing an unprecedented 15 medals, surpassing their previous high of 13 (2 gold, 4 silver and 7 bronze medals) in the 2019 edition.
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has awarded USD 4.00,000 in prize money for this championship. The men’s and women’s gold medalists will each receive $ 10,000, while the silver and bronze winners will take home $ 5,000 and $ 2,500, respectively.
Eight Indian pugilists – Simranjit Kaur (60 kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69 kg), Jaismine (57 kg), Sakshi Chaudhary (64 kg), Monika (48 kg), Saweety (81 kg) for women and Vikas Krishan (69 kg) and Varinder Singh (60 kg) for men – have secured bronze medals with their semi-finals.
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Thapa prevailed in a one-sided duel 5-0 and prevailed against the defending champion and top seed Bakhodur Usmonov from Tajikistan. Usmonov prevailed against John Paul Panuayan.
India had their best performance to date at the Asian Cup in the 2019 edition in Thailand, winning 13 medals, including two gold, four silver and seven bronze medals.
The event was supposed to take place here but has been relocated to Dubai due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with India maintaining co-host status. The actual tournament begins on May 24th with the draw on May 23rd.
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