Sarjubala, Saweety enter finals of World Boxing C’ships

Jeju (Korea), Nov 23:
Indian boxers Sarjubala Devi (48kg) and Saweety (81kg) continued their prolific form to enter the Women’s World Boxing Championships with thumping wins and assure themselves of at least a silver each, here today.
Sarjubala, a 2011 world youth champion, defeated Thailand’s Chuthamat Raksat 38-38 40-36 39-37, while Saweety got the better of Anastasiia Chernokolenko 39-37 40-36 40-36 in her semifinal bout.
Sarjubala opened the proceedings for India and was off the blocks aggressively against her rather slow-moving rival, who failed to capitalise on the height advantage.
The judges unanimously gave the round to Sarjubala but Raksat staged a comeback in the next with some deftly placed right jabs on counter-attack.
But that did not bog Sarjubala down and she came roaring back to clinch the next two rounds with some precise left hooks.
Sarjubala will face Nazym Kyzaibay of Kazakhstan in the final.
Saweety was the next to take the ring for India and she was equally dominant in her semifinal clash. The Indian was the unanimous choice of the judges all through.
She will be up against Xiaoli Yang of China in the summit clash tomorrow. (PTI)


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