Three Indian boxers have reached the finals of the Commonwealth Games . Nikhat Zareen, Amit Panghal and Nitu Ghanghas advance to the finals of the womens 50 kg womens 50 kg .
BIRMINGHAM, MA, USA: Three Indian boxers advanced to the finals, including world champion Nikhat Zareen and Amit Panghal, while Jaismine Lamboria took bronze at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.Nikhat advanced to the final of the women's 50 kg after defeating England's Stubley Alfia Savannah 5-0.Panghal (51 kg) also showed his class as he reached his second CWG final in a row.In her first appearance, Nitu Ghanghas (48 kg) stayed on target for a gold medal.Nikhat entered the semifinals on a positive note and won all three rounds to reach the final, edging up to the winner in the lop-sided contest.The 26-year-old Indian was in the lead after the first round, with all five judges ruling in her favour, and it continued on the same trajectory in the subsequent two rounds.Panghal, who is fighting for the yellow metal after winning silver in the previous edition, came from behind to defeat an aggressive Patrick Chinyemba of Zambia by a 5-0 unanimous decision.Nitu, on the other hand, eluded Canada's Priyanka Dhillon for a RSC (Referee Stops Competition) win in the minimum weight division. In the end, the referee had to end the game.Both the boxers will compete in their respective finals on Sunday to earn their first gold medals, Kiaran Macdonald (mens fly) and Demie-Jade Resztan (womens minimum).I know it would be tough, there would be hushed cheers for him, but I'd like to stay focused.According to PTI, Panghal, who lost to another Briton and Tokyo Olympics champion in Galal Yafai in 2018, cant let it go this time. Panghal, who wanted to leave behind the Tokyo Olympics' ghost of making a first round exit after initially trailing 2-3, was forced to dig deep in his knowledge reservoir.To start the round, the Asian Games champion stepped up the ante by landing hooks and jabs at will.Both pugilists were trying to make an impression in the last three minutes, but four judges ruled in favor of Panghal.Up front, he was brutal, and in the last two rounds, I had to give it my best and use all my knowledge to come back.
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