Mary Kom defeated Sri Lanka’s Anusha Dilruksh to enter the ultimate. © Fb
India boxing star MC Mary Kom defeated Sri Lanka’s Anusha Dilruksh to enter the ultimate of the ladies’s 48 kilogram class on the 21st Commonwealth Video games (CWG) on Wednesday. Mary registered a 5:zero win in opposition to the veteran Sri Lankan fighter. The 39-year-old Anusha gave an excellent account of herself in opposition to the five-time world champion Indian earlier than falling brief in the long run. Each boxers had been a bit cautious within the opening spherical, attempting to gauge one another though Mary managed to land a number of punches.
Though the Lankan had the peak and attain benefit, Mary used a low guard and used her reflexes and ft motion to take the benefit.
Each boxers had been equally matched within the second spherical earlier than the tempo picked up within the third as Mary picked up the factors with a gentle barrage of punches.
Later within the day, Laishram Sarita Devi fell brief within the girls’s 60kg class, taking place to Australia’s Anja Stridsman within the quarter-finals.
Sarita did nicely to bother her opponent with superior method and wonderful actions all through the fight and it got here as shock of types when the judges determined to award a unanimous 5:zero verdict in favour of the Australian.
Sarita dominated the opening spherical, attacking proper from the beginning whereas the Australian had a extra defensive strategy.
The tempo picked up within the second spherical as Anja tried to match Sarita’s tempo and aggression. The Indian used her superior method and expertise in her try to outpunch her opponent, however Anja did nicely to provide her a troublesome problem.
Each boxers got here out combating within the third spherical. Anju used her superior top and robust left jabs in her try to maintain the Indian at bay.