Sonia Lather vs Junhua Jin, Live score updates, Asian Women's Boxing Championship Final

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedNov 08, 2017 13:51 IST

Junhua Jin beat Sonia Lather via a split decision, as the Indian boxer settles for silver.


13:51 (IST)8 NOV 2017

That's all from us for the Women's Asian Boxing Championship. But do stay tuned to Sportskeeda for more news from around the world of sports. Good bye!

13:49 (IST)8 NOV 2017

Unfortunately, Sonia Lather will have to settle for silver this time round. However, she has put out some good performances in this tournament, and can hold her head, as she comes back home with a silver medal.

13:47 (IST)8 NOV 2017

It was a close match, but Junhua Jin manages to get the win in the end, via a split decision. 

13:46 (IST)8 NOV 2017

And with that, we come to the end of Round 3, as the bout comes to an end.

13:45 (IST)8 NOV 2017

Jin tries to pin Sonia back this time, but the Indian ducks, and then puts up a solid defence.

13:44 (IST)8 NOV 2017

Another set of punches sees Jin pinned to the ropes yet again, as she nearly lifts Sonia off her feet.

13:44 (IST)8 NOV 2017

Sonia with the combination punches yet again, and she manages to pin her opponent to the ropes again!

13:43 (IST)8 NOV 2017

The two boxers are seizing each other up yet again, as Jin slips a little, while attemting a move on Sonia.

13:42 (IST)8 NOV 2017

We're back, as Round 3 gets underway!

13:41 (IST)8 NOV 2017

And Jin manages to land a left jab, this time, as the gong signalling the end of Round 2 goes off.

13:40 (IST)8 NOV 2017

Sonia manages another right arm jab, right on Jin's face.

13:40 (IST)8 NOV 2017

Sonia manages to get a good combination of punches on Jin, as she pushes the Chinese boxer back, this time.

13:39 (IST)8 NOV 2017

Its a cautious start again, but it is Jin, who is pinning Sonia back to the ropes, this time round.

13:38 (IST)8 NOV 2017

And we're back for Round 2.

13:38 (IST)8 NOV 2017

With that, we come to the end of Round 1.

13:38 (IST)8 NOV 2017

Jin is trying to land the heavy punches, but Sonia is dancing out of her way. Great movement!

13:37 (IST)8 NOV 2017

And Sonia manages to get a good right hook on Jin!

13:36 (IST)8 NOV 2017

Its a cautious start by both the boxers, but Sonia seems to have the attacking impetus, as she pins Jin to the ropes.

13:35 (IST)8 NOV 2017

Hello, and welcome to our coverage of the Women's Asian Boxing Championship 57 kg category final! The two boxers are in the ring and we are raring to go!

12:17 (IST)8 NOV 2017

12:15 (IST)8 NOV 2017

Indian boxer Sonia Lather has carried forward her good performance, as she made her way to the summit clash of the 2017 Women’s Asian Boxing Championship, in Ho Chi Minh City, in Vietnam, on Wednesday.

The 25 year old Sonia, who fights in the 57 kg category, will be facing Junhua Jin in the final, as she looks to notch up another prestigious medal.

The Indian boxer had already impressed last year at the World Boxing Championship, where she made it all the way to the final of the championship. However, she lost out in the summit clash against the higher ranked Alessia Mesiano of Italy.

Sonia has been on terrific form in this tournament, as she beat Mirzaeva Yodgoroy of Uzbekistan in the semifinal, on Tuesday. The Indian boxer was completely dominant in the semi final clash, and clinched it via a 5-0 unanimous decision, much like her compatriot and veteran boxer MC Mary Kom did, in her 48 kg category against Tsubasa Komura of Japan.

Due to the victories of these two boxers, we will be able to see two Indians in the final of the Women’s Asian Boxing Championship, and since they are competing in two different categories, we might just see both of them clinch the coveted gold medals.

However, their compatriot and veteran boxer Sarita Devi was not as fortunate in her 64 kg semi final, where she lost to Dou Dou of China. Meanwhile Shiksh also suffered a defeat in the 54kg category, while Seema Poonia went down in the 81kg+ category.

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