Vietnamese boxer Nguyen Thi Tam trounced Spanish rival Laura Fuertes Fernandez 5-0 in the women’s 50kg quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals of the 2023 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in India on Wednesday.
From the beginning of Wednesday’s match, Tam showed her dominance over Fernandez.
Tam did not allow her opponent to approach while launching single and continuous attacks.
With abundant physical strength and good stature, Tam confused the European No. 9 and took the lead in the showdown.
In the first two rounds, Tam scored with straight punches and accurate hooks into Fernandez’s face, abdomen, and ribs to claim the absolute victory.
In the third round, Fernandez tried to regain the balance but ended up being squeezed out by the Vietnamese boxer.
At one point, Fernandez even failed to keep her composure and had an unsportsmanlike conduct against Tam, for which she was given a warning.
In the end, Tam won 5-0 with the absolute points of 30 in all five rounds.
|This screenshot shows Vietnamese boxer Nguyen Thi Tam declared the winner in her 50kg quarterfinal fight against Spanish rival Laura Fuertes Fernandez at the 2023 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in India, March 22, 2023.|
Her opponent in the semifinals is France’s Wassila Lkhadiri, who has won two bronze medals in Europe.
The fight takes place at 7:30 pm on Thursday (Vietnam time).
Tam, a 29-year-old athlete from the northern Vietnamese province of Thai Binh, can be considered as the best representative of the country in the women’s 50kg and 51kg featherweight categories.
She won four national boxing gold medals in a row from 2017 to 2020, two consecutive gold medals at the National Sports Festival in 2018 and 2022, a silver medal at the 2018 Asian Games, a gold medal at the 2019 and 2022 Southeast Games, and two gold medals at the 2017 and 2022 Asian Championships.
The 2023 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championship is taking place in New Delhi, India from March 15 to 26.
The cash prize for the winner of a gold, silver, and bronze medal is US$100,000, $50,000, and $25,000, respectively.