Nikhat Zareen (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Nikhat Zareen stunned reigning world champion Paltceva Ekaterina to book her place in the women’s 51kg quarterfinals at the Bosphorus Boxing tournament.
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India’s Nikhat Zareen stunned reigning world champion Paltceva Ekaterina to breeze into the women’s 51kg quarter-finals at the Bosphorus Boxing tournament in Istanbul.
The Asian Championships bronze medallist, Zareen caused a major upset on the second day of the tournament on Wednesday when she out-punched the Russian boxer 5-0.
The Indian pugilist will have yet another tough bout ahead as she takes on two-time world champion Kyzaibay Nazym of Kazakhstan in her last-eight round.
Apart from Zareen, 2013 Asian champion Shiva Thapa, Sonia Lather and Parveen also registered victories in their respective categories to proceed to the quarter-finals. Thapa got the better of Kazakhstan’s Smagulov Baghtiyov 3-2 in the men’s 63kg division.