Indian boxers Shiksha (54kg), Jaismine (60kg) and Anamika (50kg) showed their skills and maturity to advance to the pre-quarterfinals at the 12th edition of the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul on Thursday.
Shiksha, who faced Argentina’s Herrera Milagros Rosario displayed brilliant temperament and won by unanimous decision without breaking a sweat.
Shiksha will next take on Mongolia’s Oyuntsetseg Yesugen in the pre-quarterfinals on Sunday.
Jaismine faced a tough challenge from Thailand’s two time Youth Asian Champion Porntip Buapa. The Indian boxer took some time to gauge her opponents’s strategy in the first round before coming back strongly in the last two rounds to win by a 4-1 split verdict.
Jaismine will square off against Angela Harris of Australia in the round of 16 bout on Sunday.
Anamika was up against Romania’s Eugenia Anghel and the bout started on an aggressive note as both the boxers relentlessly attacked from the word go but Anamika displayed her sharp footwork and movement to land clear punches and evaded her opponent’s punches.
She didn’t let her opponent settle down and dictated the terms throughout the whole bout enroute to a comfortable 5-0 win.
Anamika will next face World Championships bronze medallist, Kristy Lee Harris of Australia, in the round of 16 bout on Sunday.