Nitu Ghanghas, a young boxer from India, defeated Nicole Clyde of Northern Ireland in the women's 48 kg quarterfinal match and secured India's first boxing medal. The Indian boxer, who won the match by ABD (Abandon) in the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Wednesday, took no prisoners from the 21-year-opponent old's Clyde, who eventually resigned after the second round.
Nitu entered the ring with a confident demeanour and didn't break a sweat defeating the Northern Ireland boxer in the first two rounds. In the third and last round of their quarterfinal match, Clyde quit.
After her brutal performance on Wednesday, Nitu is now the clear favourite to win the 48kg division's gold medal.
She began boxing at the age of 12 and, after that, her father became theendeavors biggest supporter in her professional endeavours. She was born in the village of Dhanana in the Bhiwani region of Haryana. The father of the 21-year-old had to take a three-year unpaid vacation from his government work to accompany her to the training at the Bhiwani club.
The teenage fighter won a gold medal in the Asian Youth Championships and became a two-time Youth World Champion, making her father pleased.
She sustained a hand injury that kept her from playing for a few years, but it didn't stop her from achieving her goals. After she overcame the injury, Nitu put in a lot of work in the gym, and now that she's qualified for the CWG 2022 semifinals, India is guaranteed a medal.
Later on in the day, quarterfinal bouts featuring four Indian boxers, namely Lovlina Borgohain, Nikhat Zareen, Ashish Kumar, and Mohammad Hussamuddin, would take place.