Lovlina, who won her first round match with ease, lost to silver medalist Rosie Ackles of Wales at the 2018 Games in Gold Coast, hoping to upgrade her silver to gold in Birmingham.
While Lovlina was in Tokyo, Ackles had failed to make it to the Great Britain team. But the veteran boxer won 3-2 on points with Mal in a narrow decision on Wednesday.
Playing from the red corner in the over 66-70kg division, Lovlina started well and won the first round according to four judges while one rated in favor of Axel.
The second round went in favor of the Wales boxer as she was more aggressive while Lovlina was also given a warning and a point was deducted from her score. Like the first round, the second round went to Lovlina. The boxer from Assam tried her best to recover but the boxer from Wales did not give her enough chances.
This was clearly a major setback for India as apart from Lovlikna, India suffered a major setback for the Commonwealth Games as Ashish Kumar also lost his bout. Lovlina had arrived in Birmingham with so much preparation, she announced that she would do her best to win the medal.
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