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Nov 17, 2018
8:05PM

Sonia Lather advances Into pre-quarterfinals

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Indian boxer Sonia Lather today cruised into the pre-quarterfinals of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships being held at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in New Delhi. On day three of the tournament, Sonia defeated Toujani Doaa of Morocco 5-0 in the 57 kilogram Women's Featherweight category. The 21-year-old advanced into the second round of the competition after receiving a bye in her first match. Sonia dominated her Moroccan opponent in the second match and was declared the winner in a unanimous verdict.

On day two of the competition, boxer Manisha Moun defeated Christina Cruz of the US to progress to the pre-quarterfinals of the 54-kilogram weight category. Moun, who is competing in the World Championships for the first time, defeated her American counterpart through a unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27, 30-26, 30-26, 29-28.

Along with Moun, veteran Indian boxer Sarita Devi also advanced into the last 16 of the tournament with a comfortable win over Sandra Diana Brugger of Switzerland in the 60 kilogram lightweight category.

Five-time World champion M.C. Mary Kom will also be in action at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in the 48 kilogram weight category.

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