Indian boxers Nikhat Zareen (52kg), Parveen (63kg) and Manisha (57kg) advanced to the second and third rounds of the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul after clinching impressive wins in their respective bouts on Wednesday.

Zareen outpunched Mexico’s Herrera Alvarez 5-0, while Parveen defeated Ukraine’s Mariia Bova by a similar margin. Manisha, who received a bye in the opening round, prevailed by an unanimous decision against Kala Thapa of Nepal to make her way into the third round. Read More