Ulan-Ude (Russia): Six time world champion Mary Kom was knocked out of the Women’s world Boxing Championships on Saturday after facing a defeat in the semi-finals of the tournament. As a result, she would now have to settle for a bronze medal.
Turkey’s European champion Busenaz Cakiroglu defeated the 36 year old 4-1 in the 51 Kg category. Mary had proceeded towards the semis after defeating Rio Olympics bronze medalist Ingrit Valencia 5-0 in the quarter-final.
India’s Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Jamuna Boro (54 kg) and Manju Rani (48 kg) are scheduled to play their respective semi-final matches later today. Rani will face Thailand’s Chuthamat Raksat while Borgohain will take on China’s Yang Liu. Borgohain had defeated Poland’s Karolina Koszewska 4-1 in the 69 kg quarterfinals while Rani outclassed North Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi 4-1 in the quarter finals of the 48 kg category.
Boro will take on the top seed and former Asian Games bronze-medallist Huang Hsiao-Wen of Chinese Taipei. Boro had defeated Ursula Gotlob of Germany 4-1 in the quarter-finals.