Six-time champion M.C. Mary Kom (51kg) on Tuesday superior to the quarterfinals of the World Girls’s Boxing Championships after a hard-fought victory within the last-16 stage in Ulan-Ude.
The 36-year-old Mary Kom triumphed 5-Zero in opposition to Thailand’s Jutamas Jitpong, a spunky boxer who saved the veteran on her toes with an aggressive strategy however simply didn’t join sufficient.
The third-seeded Indian, who obtained a bye within the opening spherical, spent the primary three minutes getting measure of her opponent earlier than taking management of the proceedings.
Chasing her first world medal within the 51kg division, Mary Kom picked up tempo within the second spherical and was particularly sharp along with her counter-attacks.
Within the 75kg division, former silver-medallist Saweety Boora (75kg) will sq. off in opposition to second-seeded Welshwoman Lauren Worth later within the day.
Worth is a European Video games gold-medallist and fetched a bronze within the final version of the world showpiece.
She can be the reigning Commonwealth Video games champion, in addition to being a three-time bronze-medallist on the European Championships.