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Indian Boxer Preeti Pawar Shines at Asian Games, Advances to Quarterfinals

LockerRoom Team
24 September 2023

Indian boxing sensation Preeti Pawar displayed her prowess in the ring at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, securing a dominant victory over Jordan's Silina Alhasanat to advance to the women's 54kg quarterfinals. The 19-year-old boxer, who had previously made it to the pre-quarterfinals of the World Championships earlier this year, put on a remarkable performance, winning the bout by RSC (referee stops contest).

In a strategic showdown, Preeti initially adopted a defensive approach, carefully studying her opponent's moves. However, as the bout progressed, she unleashed her attacking game with precision and determination.

After a cautious start, the Indian boxer transitioned into an offensive mode, landing perfect jabs and hooks that earned her clear victories in the opening two rounds. Silina Alhasanat, who initially showed promise, struggled to keep up with Preeti's relentless assault and found herself in a challenging position.

In the second and third rounds, Silina received two standing counts from the referee, highlighting her struggle to cope with Preeti's boxing prowess. Eventually, the referee decided to stop the contest, securing a resounding victory for Preeti Pawar.

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Later in the day, the spotlight will be on two-time world champion and Birmingham Commonwealth Games gold medallist Nikhat Zareen, who is set to step into the ring in the women's 50kg competition's round of 32. Zareen will face off against Thi Tam Nguyen of Vietnam in what promises to be another thrilling bout at the Asian Games, as India continues to make its mark on the boxing stage.

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