Chinese boxers Wu Yu and Yang Chengyu claim world titles at IBA Women’s Boxing World Championships 2023

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26th March 2023 – (New Delhi) In a thrilling display of talent and skill, Chinese boxers Wu Yu and Yang Chengyu lifted the world titles in their respective categories at the IBA Women’s Boxing World Championships 2023. The event was held at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in India’s capital city on Saturday.

Competing in the elite women’s 50-52kg flyweight category, Wu Yu was on top of her game, beating Italian Sirine Charaabi by a 5-0 unanimous verdict to claim the gold. Wu displayed incredible speed and precision in her punches, leaving no chance for her opponent to counterattack. The victory was a testament to her unwavering focus and dedication to the sport.

In the elite women’s 60-63kg light welterweight event, Yang Chengyu faced off against Russia’s Nataliya Sychugova. Despite a valiant effort by her opponent, Yang emerged victorious with a 4-1 verdict. She showed exceptional footwork and technique, keeping her opponent at bay with her quick jabs and hooks. Her victory is a testament to her hard work and commitment to the sport.

In the elite women’s 75-81kg light heavyweight event, China’s Wang Lina faced off against India’s Saweety Boora. The two pugilists put up an incredible fight, with neither willing to give an inch. However, it was Saweety who emerged victorious, registering a narrow 4-3 win. The Indian pugilist displayed remarkable resilience and skill, taking the fight to her opponent with her powerful jabs and hooks.

India’s Nitu Ghanghas had a dominant performance in the elite women’s 45-48 kg minimumweight category, defeating Lutsaikhan Altansetseg of Mongolia with a 5-0 verdict. Nitu displayed excellent footwork and precision in her punches, leaving no chance for her opponent to mount a comeback. Her victory was a proud moment for India, and a testament to her hard work and dedication to the sport.

Elsewhere, Italy’s Irma Testa registered a 5-0 win over Kazakhstan’s Karina Ibragimova in the elite women’s 54-57kg featherweight category. Russia’s Anastasiia Demurchian beat Australia’s Kaye Scott Frances in the elite women’s 60-70kg light middleweight category by 5-0 verdict.

On Sunday, six more finals are scheduled, and all eyes will be on China’s Yang Liu as she competes in the elite women’s 63-66kg welterweight category. With her incredible skill and determination, Yang Liu is sure to put up a fierce fight and make her country proud.