Nitu Ghangas produced a dominant performance in her opening match of the Women’s Boxing World Championships (45-48kg), beating Steluta Duta of Romania. The Women’s Boxing World Championships took place last week in Istanbul. On Tuesday, two-time junior world champion Nitu Ghangas sent experienced Romanian fighter Steluta Duta packing in her 48kg opening bout at the women’s boxing world championships in Istanbul.

Nitu Ghanghas (48kg) faced Romanian veteran Steluta Duta, three-time world champion silver medallist and three-time champion of European Championships. Steluta Duta, the three-time silver medalist, came out guns blazing in round 3, but Nitu, from India, rose to the challenge and saw out the victory. The big favourite to take the title in the minor division, India’s Nitu, defeated the championship’s most accomplished female boxer, Romania’s Steluta Duta, 40, who has more than 400 fights under her belt. Indias Nitu started her maiden women’s boxing campaign at the worlds with a victory when she defeated the triple-silver medallist Steluta Duta by scorecards 5-0 on Tuesday in Istanbul.

Romania’s Steluta Duta is a multi-time European champion who claimed a silver medal in the Women’s World Boxing Championships in her heyday. Making her world title debut on an elite level, the defending national champion, Neetu, defeated Romanian fighter Steluta Duta in a highly physical fight, 5:0. Nitu (48) showed off her technical ability while maintaining an edge throughout the entire battle. Nitu caught the eye of noted boxing trainer Jagdish Singh, who helped Vijender Singh to the Olympic Bronze Medal in Beijing during a domestic tournament, and has been training with renowned boxing trainer Jagdish Singh ever since.

Nitu, a 1st-year B.A. student from Shri Guru Gobind Singh College, sector 26, is currently attending the National Camp at Rohtak, which is meant to prepare the India team for the upcoming Women’s and Men’s IBA World Boxing Championships, to be held in Hungary starting Aug. 20. The Indian contingent comes to the women’s world boxing championships on good terms, having won several medals in early February at the Memorial of Stranzja, and has been training in Istanbul since the third week of April. India is fielding the Indian team. One of the more experienced fighters of the Indian squad, Pooja Rani, faces a tough challenge in her first match versus Hungary’s Tima Nagy, the double world medallist.

Indian female boxers Nitu (48kg) and Manisha (57kg) both qualified for the quarterfinals at the women’s boxing World Cup in Istanbul on Saturday. Nitu Ghanghas and Manisha Moun scored counterpunching victories to advance to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul.  While Nitu Ghanghas recorded a convincing 5-0 win over Spaniard Marta Lopez Del Arbol, Manisha Moun defeated Bulgarian Svetlana Staneva, the previous bronze medalist in the world, by 4-1 in an intensely competitive bout.