Glasgow: L Sarita Devi assured at least a silver medal for India by punching her way into the final of women's lightweight (57-60kg) boxing competition after defeating Maria Machongua of Mozambique in a lop-sided contest, here on Friday. (Day 9 developments)
Sarita, a former World Championships silver medallist, completely dominated her semifinal bout as she landed her punches onto her opponent almost at will. The ferocity of the 29-year-old Manipuri was such that her Mozombique opponent tried to hide herself by holding on to the body of the Indian.
Sarita sent her opponent onto the ropes several times during the bout with some powerful left and right hooks as the Mozambique boxer did not have any clue how to defend them.