Boxer Anusha enters quarter-finals
Sri Lanka’s Anusha Kodituwakku put up a fine performance to reach the
quarter-finals of the sixth women’s World boxing championships which is
now in progress in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Kodituwakku had the better of her Chinese opponent Red Cancan on
points 7-5 and set up a showdown with the reigning South East Asian
Games winner Alice Kate Aparri of Philippines which is scheduled for
Earlier in the preliminary round Kodituwakku beat Ponce Jessica of
USA on points 8-1.
Sri Lanka’s other competitor in this meet Nilmini Jayasinghe also had
a good start while overcoming Smith Ceire from Ireland on points 14-1.
Jayasinghe will now meet the reigning World Champions Ren Cancan of
China today in another preliminary round encounter. A total of 306
boxers from 75 different countries are now competing for the 6th AIBA
Women’s World Championships.
The number of participants has increased by more than 50 per cent
compared with the 2008 edition, which was held in Ningbo, China, even
though the number of weight categories has since been reduced from 13 to