Six-time world champion MC Marykom made her way into the women’s 51kg final after defeating Mongolian Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg 4-1 in the semi-finals of the Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai on Thursday.

Having won six medals already in the Asian Championships, including five golds, 38-year-old Manipuri boxer will now be gunning for her sixth gold medal at the continental showpiece. She will be up against Kazakhstan’s Nazym Kyzaibay, a two-time world champion

Two-time youth world champion Sakshi pulled off a power-packed performance and upstaged the former world champion Dina Zholaman of Kazakhstan 3-2 in the 54kg semi-final.

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