Asian Boxing Championships: Veteran Mary Kom advances to semis, assured India of a medal
New Delhi: Boxing nice MC Mary Kom superior to the semi-final of the sunshine flyweight (48kg) class within the 2017 Asian Ladies’s Boxing Championships on Saturday (November four) in Ho Chi Minh Metropolis, Vietnam.
Kom, 34, survived an in depth battle to beat Chinese language Taipei’s Meng-Chieh Pin in a cut up verdict within the quarterfinals, thus assuring India a medal. She is going to face Japan’s Tsubasa Komura within the semifinals.
In a relatively cautiously-fought bout, neither the Indian, nor her opponent was keen to launch too many assaults. The punches have been few and much between at the least within the opening three minutes.
However, the 2 boxers upped the depth within the second spherical.
The Taipei boxer, additionally the taller of the 2 pugilists, was the primary to maneuver away from the ready sport and started utilizing her left straights and proper hooks relatively successfully.
Nonetheless, Kom — a five-time world champion – too raised her sport in opposition to the nimble-footed Pin, who displayed spectacular defensive ways.
The Manipuri went all out within the final spherical and greater than made up for a patchy show within the opening spherical to get the judges’ nod.
The London Olympics bronze-medallist began her marketing campaign by defeating native favorite Diem Thi Trinh Kieu, once more in a cut up verdict, on Thursday.
She has 4 gold and a silver on the occasion from her 5 earlier appearances.