Commonwealth Games champion Nitu defeated Sumaiya Qosimova of Tajikistan in the round of 16 bout while last year’s bronze medallist Manisha emerged victorious against Nur Elif Turhan of Turkey.
Shashi Chopra (63kg) suffered 0-4 defeat at the hands of Mai Kito of Japan to bow out of the tournament. It was the second RSC win in as many bouts for Nitu in the tournament.
Both tried to figure out each other’s game, but then connected four straight jabs which forced the referee to give the opponent her first standing count.
Nitu continued her onslaught as she cornered the Tajikistan pugilist and pummelled her with straight jabs.
The referee gave Qosimova her second standing count before calling the contest in the Indian’s favour much to the disappointment of her…