Nikhat, for whom it would be her first Commonwealth Games medal, was aggressive against Jones from the start. She landed in a left jab in the first round and was taken aback by her opponent’s flurry of punches, skillfully dodging them while managing to land the majority of her stride to dominate the National Exhibition Center.
The Indian boxer barely defended herself during the bout and cleverly mixed her punches, using a left jab when Jones was close, going for her favorite powerful right punch when she was away.
The world champion consistently found gaps in Jones’ guard and the result was a foregone conclusion before the third round.
Along with Nikhat, two-time youth world champion Neetu Ghangas and CWG 2018 bronze medalist Mohammad Hussamuddin have also been assured of medals in boxing at CWG 2022 as they reach the semi-finals in their respective weight divisions, competing in opposite styles. beating their quarter-final opponents.
Neetu reached the last-four stage of the women’s minimum weight category (over 45-48kg) when her rival Nicole Clyde of Northern Ireland left the bout, while Husamuddin defeated Namibia’s TryGain Morning by a split decision in the men’s featherweight. Ndevello 4-1.
Olympic medalist Lovlina Borgohain will be in action later tonight as she chases down her first CWG medal.
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