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Telangana pugilist Niharika enters Ahmet Cormet Boxing Tournament final

Hyderabad: State boxer Niharika Gonella fought her heart out to down Selma Karakoyun 3-2 in the semifinal bout of the youth (under-18) 75 kg category to make it to the final of The XXXI International Youth Men & Youth Women “Ahmet Cormet” Boxing Tournament being held in Istanbul, Turkey on Friday.

The 17-year-old boxer showed nerves of steel to maintain composure under pressure to eke out a thrilling victory.

She earlier defeated Laura Mamedkulieva of Russia to enter the quarterfinal. Niharika, who earlier trained at SAI academy in Visakhapatnam now trains at Jindal Sports Academy now. She now is guaranteed at least a silver in the competitions. The final will be held on Saturday night.

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