Asian Boxing Championships: Satish Kumar, Sonia Chahal breeze into quarter-finals; three Indians make it to last-16
Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Satish Kumar (+91kg) and the fast-rising Sonia Chahal (57kg) entered the quarter-finals on an all-win opening day for India at the Asian Boxing Championships.
Five-time world champion and London Olympics bronze medallist Mary Kom returned to the 48-kg weight category after five years of competing in 51kg, which was made an Olympic category in 2012.
Asian Women's Boxing Championships: MC Mary Kom, Sonia Lather enter final; L Sarita Devi claims bronze
MC Mary Kom (48kg) remained on course for a fifth Asian Championships gold after making the finals along with Sonia Lather (57kg), while five others settled for bronze medals at the continental showpiece in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday.
She defeated Japan's Tsubasa Komura in a unanimous 5-0 verdict to make the summit clash for the fifth time in her six appearances at the event.