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Lovlina Borgohain to adopt a mixed approach for India Open

Lovlina Borgohain to adopt a mixed approach for India Open

Abdul Gani

Updated: 30 July 2021 5:56 PM GMT
Guwahati: After confirming a medal in the ongoing India Open International Boxing Tournament, Assam pugilist Lovlina Borgohain is adopting a mixed approach to her game besides working on her strength as she prepares for her next bout and also for the forthcoming World Championships. She also said that this tournament will also help the Indian pugilists to prepare for the World Championships which is also the Olympic qualifier. “I had issues with my strength but I have worked on that and it’s better now. I usually play a bit defensive but I have decided I will try be a bit more attacking this time. I will basically try to mix both attack and defence when I step into the ring to prepare myself well for the World Championships,”
the 21-year pugilist who won Gold in the inaugural edition of India Open in New Delhi last year told The Bridge. Lovlina didn’t face any challenge in order to make her way into the semi finals owing to lack of participants in the 69kg category. She will be facing an Uzbek boxer for the first time in the semi final. “Not many boxers are participating in my category and I will be facing an opponent from Uzbekistan in the semi final. Preparation has been good and have been watching a lot of videos in order to know the opponent,” Lovlina said. Lovlina is a bronze medallist in World Women Boxing Championship in 2018 while she had also earlier won a bronze at the Asian Boxing Championships in Vietnam. For the ongoing tournament, she said it’s very important as it’s a good preparation for the forthcoming World Championships.
“It is quite an important tournament as the World Championships are also scheduled to be held this year. We will be going to Italy and Ireland next as part of an exposure trip. Although I am ranked number one in my category but this tournament provides us with an opportunity to face some of the well-ranked foreign boxers,”
Lovlina added. Also Read: i) Boxer Jamuna Boro determined to leave a mark at India Open ii) World Youth Champion Ankushita eyes a golden comeback at India Open iii) India Open is very important for our boxers, says Santiago Nieva
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