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Khelo India: Ex-world youth boxing champion Shashi in quarters

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

In a battle of heavyweights, former world youth champion won a close battle against current champion Choudhary to advance in the Under-21 women's feather-weight section (57kg) at the Khelo India competition here Monday.

Shashi, being the more experienced and taller than her opponent, boxed like a pro right from the first round, while tried to overpower her with speed and aggression.

However, in the end it was the former champion who moved into the quarter-finals with a 3-2 verdict, a media release said.

Meanwhile,Maharashtras Under-17 boys advanced with easy wins.

defeated Manipurs Laishangbam Singh 4-1, while Laisharam Singh got the better of Mizoram's Lalnunzira 5-0.

Meanwhile, Akolas Sohail Ramzam crashed out of the tournament with a dislocated shoulder during his light welter (63kg) bout against of Manipur, the release said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 21:20 IST
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