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Assam’s Jamuna Boro defeated Kazakhstan’s Anel Sakysh to go to the final of the Elorda Cup in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, on Sunday.

Jamuna, from Dhekiajuli in Assam’s Sonitpur district, defeated the home boxer by unanimous decision in the 54kg semi-final.

Aside from Jamuna, three more Indian boxers will compete in the final on Monday: Kalaivani Srinivasan (48kg), Gitika (48kg), and Alfiya (81+kg).

Jamuna’s quickness and footwork were impeccable as she evaded her opponent’s punches multiple times before freeing herself up to land a few of her own near the end of the first round.

While she controlled the second round, Jamuna’s determination and calm under duress earned her the victory in a fiercely competitive final round.

Among other Indians, two women boxers — Sakshi (54kg) and Sonia (57kg) ended their campaign with 0-5 and 2-3 defeats against Uzbekistan’s Nigina Uktamova and Sitora Turdibekova respectively.

The men’s challenge likewise ended in the semi-finals, with all four pugilists losing unanimously.

While Kuldeep (48kg) and Jugnoo (92kg) were defeated by Kazakh boxers Asilbek Jalilov and Aibek Oralbey, respectively, Anant was defeated by China’s Fang Bo.

Sachin (57kg) fought bravely against Kazakhstan’s 2021 World Championships silver medalist Serik Temirzhanov, but ultimately lost.

World Youth Champions Gitika (48kg) and Alfiya (81+KG) raced into the final late Saturday night.

Gitika defeated Uzbekistan’s Marjona Savrieva 4-1, while Alfiya dominated Kazakhstan’s Valeria Axenova, forcing the referee to call a halt to the game in the second round.

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