Boxers Nitu, Nikhat Zareen, and Amit Panghal advance to the finals of CWG 2022

Nikhat Zareen dominated the womens 48kg final after outclassing Stubley Alfia Savannah . Indian boxer Amit Panghal came from behind to defeat an insurgent Patrick Chinyemba of Zambia .

BIRMINGHAM, England (January 20, 2017): Nikhat Zareen, the reigning world champion boxer, dominated the womens 48kg final after outclassing England's Stubley Alfia Savannah, her exploits overshadowing the debut of Amit Panghal in mens 51kg at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.Nikhat, who won by a unanimous 5-0 verdict, began the semifinals on a positive note and dominated all three rounds to claim 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 lines in the following two rounds.Panghal (51 kg) displayed his size on his second Commonwealth Games final appearance before retiring, while Nitu Ghanghas (48 kg) remained on course for a gold medal in her first appearance.

Nitu, on the other hand, took the RSC (Referee Stops Competition) victory over Canada's Priyanka Dhillon, a different story.Nitus, 21, was adamant about playing with an open guard, encouraging her opponent to strike while also using her straight jabs and combination punches to the best of her ability.The referee had to end the match in the end.On Sunday, both boxers will be challenged by local challengers in Kiaran Macdonald (mens fly) and Demie-Jade Resztan (womens minimum) in their respective finals in the hopes of winning their first gold medals.

According to PTI, a determined Panghal, who lost to another Briton and Tokyo Olympics champion in Galal Yafai in 2018, could not let it go this time.Panghal, 26, was left on the back foot as his younger, more aggressive opponent landed a barrage of punches on the world championship silver medalist.Panghal, who was trailing 2-3 after initially, had to dig deep in his knowledge base to put aside the ghost of the Tokyo Olympics, where he made a first round exit.To open the game, the Asian Games champion stepped up the ante by landing hooks and jabs at will.

I had to give it my best and use all my learnings to bounce back in the first two rounds, and he was tough up front.Panghal said, I hope I get a gold this time.