Asian Championships: Lovlina Borgohain assured of medal in maiden 75kg outing

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Olympic bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain assured herself of a medal in her maiden outing in the 75kg category with a split decision (3-2) win against Valentina Khalzova at the Asian Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan.

Lovlina needed just one win in the five-boxer field to assure herself of at least a bronze and the 25-year-old toiled hard to eke that out against Kazakhstan’s Khalzova in the quarterfinal late on Saturday night.

However, it was the end of the road for Pooja (70kg), who suffered a 0-5 defeat at the hands of Kazakhstan’s Dariga Shakimova in her last eight bout.

Earlier on Saturday, debutants Minakshi (52kg) and Preeti (57kg) and world championships bronze medallist Parveen had sealed semifinal berths.

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