Lovlina Borgohine defeated Chen in the first round, check out

World Boxing Championships: Tokyo medalist Lovelina Borgohine has started flying at the IBA World Boxing Championships. Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohine began her campaign on an impressive note with a thrilling victory in the 12th edition of the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul on Monday. Follow InsideSport.IN for more updates

The 24-year-old star Indian boxer put in a stellar performance to secure a 3-2 victory over former world champion Chen Nin-chin in the 70kg preliminary round bout. Chinese Taipei boxers enter the match with a 3-1 head-to-head record. He defeated the Indian in the semifinals of the 2018 World Championships. On the other hand, Lovelina’s only win against Chen came on the way to her bronze medal victory in the quarter finals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

World Boxing Championships: Tokyo medalist Lovelina Borgohine is set to start flying at the IBA World Boxing Championships

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Both boxers started carefully and kept their distance from each other. His first outing on the international circuit after his heroism in Tokyo, the Assam boxer showed no signs of rust and punched for some time.

Fighting fiercely both the second and final saw the boxer exchange heavy fists.

Chen, who won gold and bronze medals at the World Championships in 2018 and 2016, respectively, tried to attack but the fast-moving Indian was able to block with a good defense strategy and the result of the nail-biting match tilted in his favor.

Lovelina will play Cindy Engamber of the Fair Chance team in the Round of 16 match on Friday.

On the second day, Nitu, the only Indian boxer in action, will start his challenge in the 48kg preliminary round against Romania’s Steluta Dutta.

World Boxing Championships: Tokyo medalist Lovelina Borgohine is set to start flying at the IBA World Boxing Championships

Four Indians – Shiksha (54kg), Manisha (57kg), Ankushita (66kg) and Nandini (+81kg) have been eliminated in their respective opening rounds.

With a record participation of 310 boxers from 73 countries around the world, this year’s event also marks the 20th anniversary of the prestigious event, which will be played until May 20.

In the final edition of the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships held in Russia in 2019, the Indian boxers won one silver and three bronze medals. India has so far won 36 medals in 11 editions of the tournament, including nine gold, eight silver and 19 bronze, the third highest after Russia (60) and China (50).

World Boxing Championships: Tokyo medalist Lovelina Borgohine is set to start flying at the IBA World Boxing Championships

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