Neetu again continued to dominate and Kang got a second ‘standing count’ after 20 seconds which resulted in the referee awarding the bout to the Indian boxer. However, Preeti, who won the RAC (referee stoppage) in the first round, struggled to win the second round. He said, ‘I had prepared for this match, she won the silver medal last time. I also wanted to prove that I am not less than anyone.
2022 Asian Championship bronze medalist Preeti said, ‘I was initially trying to understand her strategy. In the last round, I changed my strategy. She was aggressive and was losing her balance. Priti leads 3-2 in the first round against her Romanian opponent. Then the boxer from Haryana started using her legs to punch the Romanian boxer. Significantly, she lost the second round 2-3. But in the last three minutes, Preeti counter-attacked. In this, the points of both the boxers were equal, due to which the match was decided by ‘review’. However, in the end the decision went in favor of the Indian boxer.