Six-time best on the planet MC Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen will conflict in the 51kg classification finals of the ladies’ boxing preliminaries for one year from now’s Olympic Qualifiers in the wake of asserting consistent triumphs in their particular first-round sessions here on Friday.
Previous junior best on the planet Zareen vanquished ruling national boss Jyoti Gulia, while various time Asian victor Mary Kom showed signs of improvement of Ritu Grewal. The two-day rivalry will end on Saturday after the finals.
Zareen had kicked up a tempest half a month back by requesting a preliminary against notable six-time titleholder Mary Kom after the Boxing Federation of India’s flip-flop on the choice approach for the Olympic Qualifiers.
Mary Kom had kept up that she would keep the choice arrangement set somewhere near the BFI, which eventually chose to have preliminaries.
This was after BFI President Ajay Singh set off the tempest by reporting at a felicitation function that Mary Kom would be chosen for the Olympic qualifiers with no preliminary because of her reliable global exhibitions.
An incensed Zareen then requested a “reasonable possibility” against the observed Manipuri, who is additionally a Rajya Sabha part.
In other preliminary sessions on Friday, world youth gold-medallist Sakshi Chaudhary vanquished Asian silver-victor, Manisha Maun, in the 57kg classification, while previous national boss Simranjit Kaur showed signs of improvement Pavitra in the 60kg opener.
The Olympic qualifiers are booked to be held in China in February one year from now.
Every one of the five classifications in ladies’ boxing are being chosen by preliminaries as none in the 51kg, 57kg, 60kg, 69kg, and 75kg divisions figured out how to make the finals of the big showdowns.
The two-day preliminaries for men will be held in Bellary, Karnataka beginning Sunday.