Mary Kom, Sakshi in Asian meet finals

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The Olympic-bound MC Mary Kom (51kg) and former Youth World Champion Sakshi (54kg) we’re among three Indian women boxers who stormed into the Asian Championship finals after notching up exciting victories in their semifinals bouts in Dubai on Thursday. While six-time World Champion Mary Kom prevailed 4-1 over Mongolia’s Lutusaikhan. Altantsetseg, Sakshi upstaged top-seeded Kazakh Dina Zholaman 3-2.

However, Mary Kom will next face Kazakhstan’s Nazmy Kyzaibay, a two-time world champion, for her sixth gold medal at the continental showpiece. It was a memorable tournament debut for Lalbuatsaihi (64kg), who outboxed Noura Almutairi of Kuwait to such an extent that she decided to concede the bout in the second round. Next up for her is Milana Safronva of Kazakhstan.

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