Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) will lead the charge on Saturday as Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Jamuna Boro (54kg) and Manju Rani (48kg) will all look to reach the finals in India’s best-ever overseas performance at AIBA Women’s World Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia.
Third-seeded Mary Kom (51kg), assured of an unparalleled eighth world medal, would be aiming for a seventh gold and standing in her way in the semifinals is Turkey’s European champion Busenaz Cakiroglu. Cakiroglu is seeded second.
The spotlight will also be on two very impressive debutants — Manju Rani (48kg) and Jamuna Boro — besides last edition’s bronze-medallist Lovlina Borgohain (69kg).
For Rani, her next opponent is going to be Thailand’s Chuthamat Raksat, who upstaged fifth seed Yuliyanova Asenova.
Borgohain is the more seasoned one and she will face China’s Yang Liu, who shocked top seed Chen Nien-Chin. Borgohain is in pursuit of a medal better than the bronze she won the last time around.
Boro, an Assam Rifles employee, will take on top seed and former Asian Games bronze-medallist Huang Hsiao-Wen of Chinese Taipei.
What is the schedule for Indian boxers at World Championships?
Mary kom (51kg)- 10:45 AM
Manju (48kg)- 3:30 PM
Jamuna (54kg)- 4.00 PM
Lovlina (69kg)- 5.00 PM
Where can I stream Mary Kom semi-final on YouTube?
The live streaming of the Mary Kom’s World Women’s Boxing Championships first match will take place on the YouTube channel of AIBA Boxing. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBdXQS3czTQsr_f_F5TZpww