Haryana boxer Chandni Mehra defeated Madhya Pradesh’s Muskan Srivastava via unanimous decision to win the WBC India National Super Featherweight title.
Chandni captured the title on Sunday with 72-80, 71-80, 71-80 on the scorecard. The win took Chandni’s win-loss record to 10-4 as Muskan suffered the fourth loss of her career. The eight-round encounter went all the way with both fighters giving it their all, knowing that the national title and the WBC Asia rankings were on the line.
Chandni got the ball rolling by landing several heavy punches in the opening rounds that sent Muskan reeling.
Chandni, 21, showed her signature aggression throughout the fight, while Muskan, to her credit, kept her composure under unrelenting pressure but finished second.
“I have trained hard for this over the past few years. My mother has kept me focused and in control of my destiny. I am so thankful to her for keeping me grounded. She sacrificed a lot for me.
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She couldn’t come for the fight, but my coach Rakesh Bawa is here and I want to thank him,” Chandni said in a press release. This win follows a split draw decision in Sydney last month.
“I was robbed of the win over an Australian when I fought Down Under last month. The audience in the arena knew who had won. My opponent was also surprised (that it was a split draw). She even shut down her social media accounts for fear of backlash from the (boxing) community. The promoters didn’t even upload the videos,” Chandni added.
“I’m glad that phase is over, but I just had to win big tonight.” Chandni’s victory should earn her a ranking at WBC Asia.