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Lather, Mahar and Monica in finals of women's boxing

November 19, 2011 20:25 IST

Sonia Lather, Vinita Mahar, Mamta and Monica Saun, among others, advanced to the summit clash of the Federation Cup Women's Boxing Championship in Nainital on Saturday.

While Lather upset National Games gold medallist Vanlal Duati of Mizoram in an easy fly-weight bout, Vinita had to dig deep against Saroj of Haryana.

Lather dominated proceedings throughout the bout and went on to secure the final spot with a 17:6 victory. Vinita, on the other hand, was given a run for her money.

She had a one-point deficit after the third round, but the teenage boxer managed to squeeze a two-point advantage in the final round owing to some feisty combinations. She won on points 14:13.

Former youth national champion Saun of Uttarakhand hammered Renu Jaiswal of Delhi on her way to the title clash of the light-welter division.

She will take on Suman of the All India Police team in the final. Suman beat Namita Kachuari of Assam.

Mamata from Manipur ousted National Games bronze medallist A Punyavathi of Andhra Pradesh in a light fly-weight bout.

The 20 year old boxer, who bagged a bronze at the recently concluded 12th Senior Nationals, put up a stunning performance against the Andhra girl who seemed completely out of sorts.

Mamata led throughout the eight minutes of play, never allowing Punyavathi to set into a rhythm. She won 16:6 on points to set up the summit clash with Thapa.

Thapa, a silver medal winner at the Senior Nationals, beat P Nirosha of Mizoram 24:12 in the fourth round when the referee decided to stop the bout.

Reigning national champion in super heavyweight division, Kavita Chahal of AIP had little trouble drubbing B V Padmavathi of Andhra Pradesh 6:0 in the first round.

 

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