'How & why': Mary Kom questions referee's decision after bowing out of World Boxing Championships 2019
Ulan-Ude (Russia) | Jagran Sports Desk: Six-time world champion Mary Kom was knocked out of the World’s Women Boxing Championship 2019 on Saturday. She lost her semi-final bout against Turkey’s European Champion Busenaz Cakiroglu via a split verdict 1:4 at Ulan-Ude, in Russia.
Cakiroglu, who came in the semi-finals by defeating Rio Olympics bronze medalist Ingrit Valencia 5-0 in the quarter-final, defeated the six-time world champion by 4-1 in the 51-kg category. Kom had proceeded to the semi-final by beating Colombia’s Valencia Victoria in her quarterfinal bout.
However, India after the match protested the referee's decision which stated that Cakiroglu defeated Kom. India had sought a review of the decision but the appeal was turned down by the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) technical committee.
"How and why. Let the world know how much right and wrong the decision is," Mary Kom later tweeted expressing her anguish at the loss.
Meanwhile, India's Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Jamuna Boro (54kg) and Manju Rani (48kg) are scheduled to play their respective semi-final matches later today.
Rani will face Thailand's Chuthamat Raksat while Borgohain will take on China's Yang Liu.
Borogohain had defeated Poland's Karolina Koszewska 4-1 in the 69-kg quarterfinals while Rani outclassed North Korea's Kim Hyang Mi 4-1 in the quarter-finals of the 48-kg category.
Boro will take on the top seed and former Asian Games bronze-medallist Huang Hsiao-Wen of Chinese Taipei. Boro had defeated Ursula Gottlob of Germany 4-1 in the quarter-finals.
(With ANI and PTI inputs)
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma