World Boxing Championships: Neetu Gangas, Preeti and Manju Bamboria in pre quarterfinals
of Indian boxers Women’s World Championships The spectacular show continues and three boxers on Saturday Neetu Gangas, Preeti and Manju made it to the pre-quarterfinals by winning their respective matches. Commonwealth Games gold medalist Neetu Ganghas (48 kg) defeated Doyon Kang of Korea on RSC decision. While Preeti defeated Romania’s Lacramioara Perijok 4-3 on the basis of split decision in 54 kg category.
Manju defeated Sara Verreau of New Zealand
Manju Bamboria (66 kg) defeated Sara Verreu of New Zealand 5-0. Neetu had lost in the quarterfinals in the previous stage, this time she won the match in the first round itself. In the first minute, he used his ‘hook’ and ‘cross’ very well but could not land the points-scoring punches. Then both the boxers started punching each other with both hands. Immediately Korean boxer Kang got the first ‘standing count’.
Neetu dominated from the beginning
Neetu again continued to dominate and Kang got a second ‘standing count’ after 20 seconds, due to which the referee gave the fight in favor of the Indian boxer. Preeti, who won the first round by RAC (stopping the match by the referee), however, had to struggle during the second victory. He said that 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.
Preeti changed strategy in the last round
2022 Asian Championship bronze medalist Preeti said that I was initially trying to understand her strategy. In the last round, I changed my strategy. She was aggressive and was losing her balance. Preeti took a 3-2 lead in the first round against her Romanian opponent. Then this boxer from Haryana punched the Romanian boxer using her feet. Although she lost the second round by 2-3.
But in the last three minutes, Preeti retaliated. In this, the points of both the boxers were equal, due to which the match was decided by ‘review’. In the end, the decision was in favor of the Indian boxer.