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Sarjubala Devi, Jyoti advance to next Boxing C’ships round

Sarjubala Devi, Jyoti advance to next Boxing C’ships round

Rohtak [Haryana]: World Championship silver medallist Sarjubala Devi romped past Delhi’s Simran in the flyweight category, while recently crowned World Youth Championship gold winner Jyoti advanced in the Women’s National Boxing Championship here.

Jyoti set up an enthralling clash against RSPB’s Shiksha, here at the National Boxing Academy.

As expected, Manipur’s Sarjubala dominated the proceedings from the word go and did not let her opponent breathe.

Although Simran tried to launch a fightback and lasted three rounds, Sarjubala’s vicious punches demolished the inexperienced Simran.

The defending champion of the bantamweight category, Shiksha of RSPB, also jumped past her first hurdle as she beat Karnataka’s Gazal Mathew 5-0.

In other encounters, All India Police’s (AIP) Fancy Devi (48kg) defeated Rimpi Dabholkar, while another AIP candidate Vanlal Dulati made her way to the next round as she defeated Neera Kumari of Sikkim to advance to the next stage.

The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) is recognised by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports as the nodal body responsible for the development and promotion of Olympic-style boxing in India.

The BFI has hosted six national tournaments in the last one year, attracting over 300 boxers in each of the championships.

The BFI organised the first AIBA World Youth (Women) Boxing Championship on November 19 last year.

It will also host the prestigious AIBA Women’s World Championship in 2018 and the AIBA Men’s World Championship in 2021. (ANI)