HISAR: Reigning Asian champion Pooja Rani of Haryana entered the quarter-finals of the 5th Elite Women's National Boxing Championship in the 81 kg category in dominant fashion on Sunday, knocking out Kerala's Parvathi P in the first round of the pre-quarters match.
Earlier on Sunday, World Youth Champions Nitu of Haryana and Ankushita Boro of Assam maintained their winning streak, as they confirmed their places in the quarter-finals in the 48kg and 66kg categories respectively. The fleet-footed Nitu outclassed her opponent Purabi Karmakar from West Bengal 5-0 in the 48kg category on Day 4 of the tournament at the St Joseph's International School in Hisar, the venue of the prestigious event.
If Neetu was all speed and maneuver, Ankushita, taking on Punjab's Amandeep Kaur in the 66kg category, brought out her power game, hitting her opponent with powerful jabs and uppercuts, resulting in a dominating victory via referee stops contest (RSC). IANS