Boxing championships update
Championships are biennial amateur boxing competitions organised by the International Boxing Association(AIBA), which is the sport governing body. Alongside the Olympic boxing programme, it is the highest level of competition for the sport. Currently, the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships 2018 are going on at the Indira Gandhi Sport Complex in New Delhi, the biggest sporting space in India.
Premier Indian boxer Mary Kom defeated Aigerim Kassenayeva of Kazakhstan in the
women's light flyweight 48 kg category to enter quarterfinals. The 2018 Commonwealth Gold medallist clinched victory by a unanimous 5-0 decision.
Whereas in a major disappointment for the home fans, Sarita Devi lost to Kellie Anne Harrington of Ireland in the women lightweight 60 kg category by a split 2-3 decision. In the day earlier, Manisha
Maun outclassed World Champion Dina Zholaman from Kazakhstan by a unanimous 5-0
decision to enter the quarter-finals of the Women's Bantam 54 kg category.