World Boxing Championship: Neetu Ghaghas defeated Lutsekhan Altansetseg of Mongolia by unanimous decision in the 48kg final of the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in New Delhi on Saturday. Neetu became only the sixth Indian boxer to become world champion. Three-time Asian medalist Sweety Boora has also reached the final. She will face Wang Lina of China in the final.
Neetu defeated such Lutsekhan Altansetseg
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Two-time world youth champion Neetu dominated Altantseg 5-0 in the first round but went down 3-2 in the second round. She won the third round by defeating two-time Asian Championships bronze medalist Lutsaikhan Altantseg in the final. The 22-year-old Neetu, who is the reigning 2022 Commonwealth Games champion, took part in her second World Championship and has put in a stellar show so far. He has three wins by decisions of Referee Stops Contest (RSC). “Winning against Kazakhstan was the most pressure for me since we lost in the quarterfinals of the World Championships last time and I feel great after winning,” she said. I can see a lot of improvement in my game because earlier I used to play only one type of game but now I know how to change my technique according to my opponent, and I am sure I will continue to play like that. Before the final match, Neetu had said that “I haven’t seen my opponent’s matches for the finals, but I will watch his matches and prepare accordingly. As far as aggression is concerned, it will depend on the bout.”
Sweety Bura has reached the finals
Sweety (81kg), playing in her second World Championship final, will take on 2018 world champion Wang Lina of China in the final on Saturday. Seasoned boxer Sweety from Haryana had to settle for a silver medal in the final of the 2014 competition. At that time, she had lost in the final against a Chinese opponent only. Will do its best this time to avoid repeating that result.