Indian star boxer and world champion Nikhat Zareen won the country’s third consecutive gold medal in boxing of the day by beating Carly MC Naul of Northern Ireland in the women’s 50kg (light flyweight) final at the Commonwealth Games underway in Birmingham on Sunday.
Zareen lived up to her “world champion” status by dominating Carly in all three rounds. They won 5-0 on a run basis.
The Indian boxing world champion is off to a great start. Carly competed very well in the first round. But Nikhat took advantage of his strengths and maintained a slight advantage over his opponent, which had all five judges voting in his favor at the end of the first round.
Nikhat continued his dominance in the second round. Her agility and ability to land the right shots at the right time helped her get unanimous decisions in her favor from all the judges. Carly, on the other hand, was quickly losing momentum and getting tired.
Nikhat’s pattern of dominance continued in the final round. Her opponent was clearly frustrated with her lack of performance and Nikhat continued to tire her. The gold medal went to the Indian after yet another unanimous decision by the judges in the final round.
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