Kicking off India's gold medal charge, two-time World Youth champion Nitu Ghanghas has won the first of four finals India is in contention in at the 2023 World Boxing Championships.
The 22-year-old defeated two-time Asian Championships bronze medallist Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg of Mongolia 5-0 in the final on Saturday.
“I had decided to play aggressively today before the bout and I feel very happy (after the victory). I am proud of myself and my family and would like to thank my coaches, especially my head coach Bhaskar sir,” said Nitu after her bout.
The two boxers started proceeding on attacking note. However, it was the Indian, who landed her punches well on the Mongolian's face resulting in Nitu winning the first round 5-0.
The second round was close enough but Nitu managed to keep the lead 3-2. In the third round, the Indian gave her all and bagged the championship gold with some smart display of boxing.
Throughout the tournament, Nitu played some remarkable games. She had three consecutive Referee Stops Contest (RSC) wins under her belt in the competition.
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