Asian Boxing Championships 2021 Updates: MC Mary Kom during her bout vs Nazym Kyzaibay.© BFI
MC Mary Kom crashed to a narrow split-decision defeat against Kazakhstan’s Nazym Kyzaibay in the women’s 51kg final at the Asian Boxing Championships, in Dubai on Sunday. The legendary Indian boxer has won the silver medal. The six-time world champion defeated Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg in the semifinals on Thursday. Other than the legendary Indian boxer, three other Indians also have gold medal bouts on Sunday; Pooja Rani (75kg), Anupama (+81kg) and Lalbuatsahi (64kg). Pooja received a walkover in her semi-final clash, and will face Uzbekistan’s Mavluda Movlonova in the summit clash. Meanwhile, Anupama and Lalbuatsahi will face Kazakh boxers in their respective finals.
Asian Boxing Championships Women’s Singles Finals Live Updates from Dubai
Next up is Lalbuatsaihi’s bout!
In the next bout, Lalbuatsaihi (India) faces Kazakhstan’s Milana Safronova in the final of Women’s Light Welter (60-64kg).
Rimma Volossenko wins!
Kazakhstan’s Rimma Volossenko wins by a first round knockout vs Huswatun Hasanah (Indonesia) in the final of Women’s Light (57-60kg).
Next up is the Women’s Light (57-60kg) category final!
Huswatun Hasanah (Indonesia) faces Rimma Volossenko (Kazakhstan) in the final of Women’s Light (57-60kg).
Sitora Turdibekova wins!
Sitora Turdibekova of Uzbekistan defeated Kazakhstan’s Vladislava Kukhta in the final of Women’s Feather (54-57kg) category.
Time for Women’s Feather (54-57kg) Final!
In the Women’s Feather (54-57kg) final, Kazakhstan’s Vladislava Kukhta faces Uzbekistan’s Sitora Turdibekova!
Dina Zholman wins!!
In the Women’s Bantam (51-54kg) category, Dina Zholman defeated Sitora Shogdarova in the final (3:2).
Next up is the Women’s Bantam (51-54kg) final!
In the next summit bout, Kazakhstan Dina Zholaman faces Uzbekistan’s Sitora Shogdarova in the final of Women’s Bantam (51-54kg).
MC Mary Kom loses by split decision!
Nazym Kyzaibay has won by split decision against MC Mary Kom in the final of Women’s Fly event (48-51kg).
Round 3: The final round begins!
Mary Kom has increased her aggression and has begun to throw this big punches. Nazym Kyzaibay has been forced to a defensive stance in this round.
Good technique in Round 2!
Nazym Kyzaibay tried to go all in during Round 2, but couldn’t really get past the defensive stance of Mary Kom. There was some good faking by Kyzaibay, but Mary Kom’s footwork were a treat to watch for fans!
Round 2 begins!
The Round 2 has begun and Nazym Kyzaibay seems like she is reeling to pressure. This is what Mary Kom wants; her opponents to be out of stamina in the latter stages! Good tactics by the Indian legend!
Round 1: Mary Kom ends it on a good note!
Good sparring in Round 1, and it was the defensive stance from Mary Kom. Her experience came into the foray as she absorbed her opponent’s punches and threw her own! A good round for the veteran Indian boxer!
Round 1 begins!
Mary Kom has taken a defensive stance in the opening stages and is maintaining her distance. It is well-known that she usually increases her aggression after the first round!
Now its time for Mary Kom!!
The Indian boxer is entering the ring and looks geared up for her Women’s Fly (48-51kg) final bout against Nazym Kyzaibay.
Women’s Light Fly (45-48 kg) – Alia Balkibekova Wins
The first final bout is over, with Kazakhstan’s Alia Balkibekova winning the gold medal in Women’s Light Fly (45-48 kg). She defeated Uzbekistan’s Gulasal Sultonalieva.
Final bouts for Sunday (May 30)
1. Women’s Light Fly (45-48kg): [RED] GULASAL SULTONALIEVA (UZB) vs [BLUE] ALUA BALKIBEKOVA (KAZ)
2 . Women’s Fly (48-51kg): [RED] M.C. MERY KOM (IND) vs [BLUE] NAZYM KYZAIBAY (KAZ)
3. Women’s Bantam (51-54kg): [RED] DINA ZHOLAMAN (KAZ) vs [BLUE] SITORA SHOGDAROVA (UZB)
4. Women’s Feather (54-57kg): [RED] VLADISLAVA KUKHTA (KAZ) vs [BLUE] SITORA TURDIBEKOVA (UZB)
5. Women’s Light (57-60kg): [RED] HUSWATUN HASANAH (INA) vs [BLUE] RIMMA VOLOSSENKO (KAZ)
6. Women’s Light Welter (60-64kg): [RED] MILANA SAFRONOVA (KAZ) vs [BLUE] LALBUATSAIHI (IND)
7. Women’s Welter (64-69kg): [RED] VALENTINA KHALZOVA (KAZ) vs [BLUE] NAVBAKHOR KHAMIDOVA (UZB)
8. Women’s Middle (69-75kg): [RED] MAVLUDA MOVLONOVA (UZB) vs [BLUE] POOJA RANI (IND)
9. Women’s Light Heavy (75-81kg): [RED] RUZMETOVA SOKHIBA (UZB) vs [BLUE] FARIZA SHOLTAY (KAZ)
10. Women’s Heavy (81+kg): [RED] ANUPAMA (IND) vs [BLUE] LAZZAT KUNGEIBAYEVA (KAZ)
Mary Kom’s upcoming opponent: Nazym Kyzaibay
Meanwhile, Mary Kom’s upcoming opponent Nazym Kyzaibay is a two-time world champion. She cruised past Sri Lanka’s Nadeeka Pushpakumari in the semi-final, wich the bout stopped by the referee in the first round itself.
Mary Kom’s semi-final clash
Mary Kom had to defeat Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg, 4-1, on Thursday in her semi-final chash on Thursday. The Indian boxer had a slow start and soon settled down. The veteran increased her aggression in the second round and then blitzed past her opponent in the third round.
Hello and good evening everyone!
Hello and good evening everyone! Welcome to our live coverage of the 2021 Asian Boxing Championships’ gold medal fixtures of MC Mary Kom, Pooja Rani, Anupama and Lalbuatsahi. All four boxers will be aiming for a win, with legendary Indian boxer Mary Kom aiming for her sixth gold medal. Stay tuned for further updates!
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