World boxing champion Nikhat Zareen mentions Salman Khan in an UK Time News interview. He responds | boxing news


Nikhat Zareen became the fifth Indian to win a gold medal at the Women’s World Boxing Championship when she beat Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas 5-0 in the flyweight (52kg) final in Istanbul, Turkey, Thursday. Nikhat was in top form as she used her technical acumen and covered ground well to outsmart her nimble-footed opponent. Nikhat thus joined Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Jenny RL and Lekha KC to win a gold medal at the World Boxing Championships. After the historic victory, Nikhat said in an exclusive interview with UK Time News: “Logo ka bhai hoga, woh toh meri jaan hai. Salman, I’m his big fan. It is my dream to meet him. My dream is to first win the Olympic medal and then go straight to Mumbai and meet Salman Khan.”

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Now the superstar has responded to the video. “Congratulations on this golden Nikhat… @nikhat_zareen,” Salman wrote on Twitter.

It was also India’s first gold medal since boxing great Mary Kom won it in 2018. Nikhat got off to a spirited start and landed a few sharp punches to quickly gain the upper hand in all three first minutes against a confident Jutamas, who came into the match beating three-time World Championships medalist Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova.

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The 25-year-old Indian took full advantage of her long reach and maintained her dominance against the Thai boxer, whom she defeated in the 2019 Thailand Open semi-final, the only meeting between the two, in road to his silver medal.


However, Jutamas tried to retaliate in the second round with a counter-attacking display, but hardly managed to cause any problems for the fast-moving Nikhat, who looked in complete control.

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Hitting straight and clear shots, strength proved to be a key factor as Nikhat threw caution to the wind on the final round and continued to attack relentlessly before claiming gold quite comfortably.

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