Boxing trials : And the winner is…Mary Kom; Nikhat Zareen defeated in final bout

first_imgGuwahati: Six-time World champion MC Mary Kom defeated pugilist Nikhat Zareen in the women boxing trials of the Olympic Qualifiers on Saturday in New Delhi.The boxer from Manipur faced Zareen in the 51 kg category.Mary Kom will now represent India in the Tokyo Olympic Qualifiers to be held in China in February.Zareen, who had previously won the gold medal at Strandja Memorial tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria. advanced to the 51 kg category after defeating Jyoti Gulia.She had earlier courted controversy when she demanded a fair Olympic selection trial against Mary Kom.In an earlier interview with The Sentinel, Zareen, while she was in Guwahati, had said, ” I believe in myself. I am ready to take Mary on the ring and will try my best to win the bout.”Also Read: Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen to fight it out in finals of Olympic Boxing TrialsAlso Watch: All Assam Lawyers Association staged protest rally against CAA 2019 in Guwahatilast_img

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