Kannur: India Open gold medallist Bhagyabati Kachari and former world youth champion Ankushita Boro stormed into the quarter-finals with commanding performances at the fourth Elite Womens National Boxing Championships held at the Mundayad Indoor Stadium here on Thursday.
Assam pugilist Kachari, representing RSPB, was on song and hardly broke a sweat in ending the challenge of Madhya Pradesh's 2018 bronze medallist, Jigyasa Rajput 5-0 in 81kg. Kachari's statemate Ankushita Boro (64kg) too had it easy in her pre quarter-final bout against Himachal Pradesh's Earika Shekhar, whom she trounced 5-0.
Haryana's Nupur, also last year's silver medallist, was sharp right from the beginning of her 75kg bout against Himachal Pradesh's Sandhya. The latter had absolutely no answer to Nupur's flurry of punches and conceded a 0-5 defeat. Nupur is making a comeback to the ring for the first time since the Asian Championships. Also breezing into the quarters was All India Police's Lalfakmawii Ralte. IANS