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Lovlina to adopt mix approach
Kausav Baruah
 GUWAHATI, May 21 - Having already sailed into the semifinals of the 2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament, local girl Lovlina Borgohain is likely to adopt a mix approach to her game when she steps into the ring next time.

“I have earlier said that I had problems with my strength but I have worked on that and it’s better now. I usually play a bit defensive but I will try to be a bit more attacking this time. I will basically try to mix both attack and defence when I step into the ring this time,” said the 21-year pugilist from Golaghat.

Lovlina didn’t face any challenge in order to make her way into the semifinals owing to lack of participants in the 69kg category.

“Not many boxers are participating in my category and I will be facing an opponent from Uzbekistan in the semifinal. Preparation has been good and have been watching a lot of videos in order to know the opponent,” Lovlina said.

Lovlina is a bronze medallist in World Women Boxing Championship while she had also earlier won a bronze at the Asian Boxing Championships in Vietnam.

Asked regarding the importance of this ongoing tournament, she said: “It is quite an important tournament as the World Championships are also scheduled to be held this year. We will be going to Italy and Ireland next as part of an exposure trip. Although I am ranked number one in my category but this tournament provides us with an opportunity to face some of the well ranked foreign boxers.”

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