File picture of Lovlina Borgohain.© AFP
Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain (70kg) cruised to the quarterfinals of the ladies’s gentle center weight class with a straightforward 5-0 win towards Ariana Nicholson on the Commonwealth Video games right here on Saturday. Olympic bronze medallist Lovlina outpunched the New Zealand pugilist Ariana Nicholson within the 70kg competitors. The Indian used her lengthy attain to good impact as she out drained out her opponent, who’s 15 years her senior.
In the meantime, Mohammad Hussamuddin (57kg), a bronze medallist within the final CWG in 2018, defeated younger Amzolele Dyeyi of South Africa with the identical margin within the males’s featherweight (57kg) class to maneuver to the pre-quarterfinals.
Lovlina, who was knocked out within the first spherical in Gold Coast version, attacked from the phrase go, utilizing a mix of punches.
The 39-year-old Nicholson, although, most well-liked conserving power.
Lovlina will now face Rosie Eccles of Wales within the quarterfinals. She had alleged that her coaches had been harassed continually after her private coach Sandhya Gurung was not allowed contained in the Video games Village upon arrival.
Gurung, who was seen ring aspect, was later given Village accreditation.
Hassamuddin used his fast palms and nimble footwork to overpower his rival.
The Indian saved his form from the onset and did not enable his opponent to take the initiative in any of the three rounds.
Whereas the South African tried his greatest to unsettle the skilled Indian, Hassamuddin was as much as the duty to disclaim any opening to his rival.
Hassamuddin will face Md Salim Hossain of Bangladesh within the subsequent spherical for a spot within the quarterfinals.
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