Reigning champion Nitu (48kg) was among the four Indian women boxers who advanced to the finals of the World Youth Championships, where six other pugilists from the country signed off with bronze medals.
Nitu pulled off a split decision win over Kazakhstan’s Anel Kudaibergen in the semifinals in Budapest to remain on course for a second successive gold at the event. she will face Thailand’s Nillada Meekoon in the final. Also advancing to the finals were Manisha (64kg), Anamika (51kg) and Sakshi (57kg).
Manisha defeated Hungary’s Veronika Villas 4-1 in her semi-final bout and will be up against England’s Gemma Paige Richardson in the summit clash on Friday.
Anamika got the better of Thailand’s Kittiya Manpai in a comprehensive 5-0 verdict and will square off against Destiny Garcia of the USA.