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Boxers Pinki, Monica lose at Worlds


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Jeju (South Korea), Nov 19: Indian boxers Pinki Rani and Monica Saun lost in the preliminary round matches of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Women's World Championships here Wednesday.

While the Asian Games bronze medallist Pinki lost 1-2 in a split decision to Russia's Saiana Sagataeva in the 51kg category, Monica (75kg) lost 0-3 to Chinese Li Qian in a unanimous judges' decision.

In the match between Pinki and Saiana, the first judge awarded 39-37 in favour of the Russian. The second judge awarded each boxer 28 points but the third judge favoured Saiana 40-36.

In the other bout, Monica was awarded 36 points by all the judges, who gave perfect 40 points to Li.

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