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Asian Boxing C'ship: Mary, Sonia march to finals; Sarita settles for bronze

Asian Boxing C'ship: Mary, Sonia march to finals; Sarita settles for bronze

Ho Chi Minh City, Nov 7 (UNI) It was double delight for Indian boxing when five-time World Champion Mary Kom in 48kg and Sonia Lather 57kg marched to the finals of the Asian Boxing Championships here on Tuesday.

While, another veteran boxer and four-time gold medallist L Sarita Devi 64kg had to quench her thirst with bronze after she lost to China's Dou Dan in the semi-finals.

Mary, five-time World champion will clash against North Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi in the finals on Wednesday while Sonia will face China’s Yin Junhua.

Mary outclassed Japan's Tsubasa Komura 5-0 in a unanimous decision and progressed to the final for fifth time in six appearances at the event.

The Manipuri boxer won the bout 5-0 and made her way to the final for fifth time in six appearances at the event.

Mary also a winner of Olympic bronze medallist returned to her earlier weight category after competing in 51kg, which was made an Olympic category in 2012.

Both the boxer bouted cautiously and displayed defensive tactics.

However, in the second round it was Mary Kom who stood up against the Japanese boxer and started her fericious punches which the Japanese could not encounter.

However, Shiksha (54kg) and Priyanka Chaudhary (60kg) captured bronze medals after losing to Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yu-Ting and Korean Oh Yeonji in the semi-finals.

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