Indian boxers Nikhat Zareen (52kg), Parveen (63kg) and Manisha (57kg) advanced to the IBA Women’s World Boxing in Istanbul after impressive victories in their respective bouts on Wednesday The second and third rounds of the tournament. Zareen beat Mexico’s Herrera Alvarez 5-0, while Parveen beat Ukraine’s Mariia Bova by a similar margin. Manisha, who had a bye in the first round, also entered the third round with a unanimous decision over Nepal’s Kala Thapa. Zarin, who gold at the famous Strandja Memorial earlier this year, continued her winning streak, beating Alvarez effortlessly.

The 2019 Asian Championships bronze medalist was in complete control of the race throughout the round, taking of her long distance. In her opening bout, she strikes with some sharp and precise punches.

The 25-year-old Telangana boxer will next 2021 Asian Championships bronze medalist Lutsaikhany Altantsetseg of Mongolia.

Parveen, 22, from Haryana, set the tone for the Indian fighter in the light-medium-light category by unanimous decision over a seasoned Ukrainian fighter 12 years her senior.

Although the 2017 junior national champion started off aggressively, she was eliminated in the opening round by Bova who matched Parveen’s energy.

But the Indian amazing tenacity as she upped the ante in the second round. She attacked the 34-year-old Ukrainian and a barrage of punches ended up locking the tie in her favour.

After an impressive start to her campaign, Parvin will former U.S. Youth Olympic champion Jagiela Gonzalez in the quarterfinals on Sunday.

Like Zareen and Parveen, Manisha didn’t have to dig deep as she too easily beat Thapa.

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310 boxers from 73 countries in the competition.

On Thursday, 2021 Asian Championships bronze medalists Jaismine (60kg), Anamika (50kg) and Shiksha (54kg) will begin their journey in 32 rounds.

Jaismine will a 60kg challenge from Thailand’s two-time Junior Asian Champion Porntip Buapa, while Anamika will take on Romania’s Eugenia Anghel.

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A first-round bye, Hiksha will Argentina’s Herrera Milagros Rosario in the 54kg category.

The Indian boxer one silver and three bronze medals at the last tournament in Russia in 2019.

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