World Boxing Championship: Lovlina Borgohain bags a gold for India

Nikhat Zareen (50kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (75kg) add two more gold medals for India.

Lovlina Borgohain added a fourth gold to India’s tally at the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi on Sunday. The Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist performed strongly in the 70-75kg finals. She defeated Australia’s Caitlin Anne Parker in a 5-2 split decision win after a review.


This is Lovlina’s first gold medal after bronze medals in 2018 and 2019. In 2022, Lovlina did not perform well after she had won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. Despite her efforts, she could not make an impact on the World Championships and Commonwealth Games.

In November of last year, she was able to dominate at the Asian Boxing Championships when she produced a strong performance and won a gold medal. If we look at her campaign, the Assam boxer dictated the proceedings. This included a 4-1 split decision win over former world champion Li Qian of China.

As for Nikhat Zareen (48-50 kg), she defeated Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Tam in an intense battle to win her second gold at the World Championships. It was also a gold medal for Nitu Ghanghas (45-48 kg) and Saweety Boora (75-81 kg) as both beat their respective opponents in the finals on Saturday. India has won its fourth medal at the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships under Lovlina.