Commonwealth Games 2022: Boxers Nikhat Zareen, Lovlina Borgohain get easy opening draws | Commonwealth Games 2022 News

BIRMINGHAM: World Champion Nikhat Zareen and reigning Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain secured relatively easy draws in the first round of the Commonwealth Games women’s boxing competition which begins here with the opening ceremony on Thursday.
Nikhat will start her campaign in the 48-50kg women’s light flyweight category against Helena Ismael Bagao of Mozambique on Sunday. A victory would see her face another easy opponent in Helen Jones of Wales in the quarter-finals.
Lovlina will also face the lesser known Ariane Nicholson of New Zealand in her first light middleweight (66-70kg) bout on Saturday, and a win will pit her against Gold Coast silver medalist Rosie Eccles of Wales in the quarter-finals.

The Welsh boxer, who won a silver medal in 2016 and a bronze medal at the 2019 European Championships, earned a bye in the first round.
In the lightweight (57-60kg) division, Jasmine will go straight to the quarterfinals after earning a first-round bye.

India's history at the Commonwealth Games

India’s history at the Commonwealth Games

But a tricky quarter-final awaits Jasmine as she takes on the Gold Coast 2018 bronze medalist Troy Garton from New Zealand on August 4.
In the women’s minimum weight category (45-48 kg), Nitu only needs a victory to win a medal since only eight boxers are in the running in the draw. She will face Nicole Clyde of Northern Ireland in the quarter-finals on August 3.
On the men’s side, Asian Games gold medalist and 2018 CWG silver medalist Amit Panghal will kick off his campaign against Namri Berri of Vanuatu in the flyweight category (48-51kg) on ​​August 1.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Hussamuddin, bronze medalist at the last CWG, will face Amzolele Dyeyi of South Africa in his first featherweight bout (54-5kg) on ​​July 30.
Former Asian and World Championship medalist Shiva Thapa will face Pakistan Suleiman Baloch in the first round of the light-welterweight (60-63.5kg) class on Friday, while the welterweight (63.5-67kg) pugilist Toka Rohit earned a first-round bye and will face Ghana’s Alfred Kotey in his second fight on August 2.
Sumit also earned a first-round bye in the middleweight (71-75kg) division and will face Callum Peters of Australia in the second round on Sunday.
In the men’s light heavyweight (75-80kg) event, Ashish Kumar also earned a first-round bye and will face Travis Tapatuetoa of Niue on August 1, while Sanjeet will face Ato Leau Plodzicki-Faogali of SAM at the first round heavyweight. Saturday.
Sagar will face Maxim Yegnong Nijeyo of RMC in the first round of the super-heavyweight category (over 92 kg) on ​​Sunday.

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