Taiwan's Lin Yu-Ting wins World Boxing Championships title

05/20/2022 11:46 AM
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Lin Yu-Ting. Image taken from facebook.com/IBA.Boxing
Lin Yu-Ting. Image taken from facebook.com/IBA.Boxing

Taipei, May 20 (CNA) Taiwan's Lin Yu-Ting (林郁婷) captured her second Women's World Boxing Championships title after stunning Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Irma Testa of Italy in the under-57kg final in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday.

The 26-year-old Lin registered a 4-1 majority decision in her first meeting in the ring against Testa, one of the stars of the Women's World Boxing Championships that is being held this year at Istanbul's Başakşehir Youth and Sports Facility.

Lin took a 3-2 split scoring lead in the first round as she showed a lot of ambition by launching a strong attack.

Testa rallied in the second round with a number of hooks, but Lin was faster in most of the exchanges and finished the period with a powerful right-handed jab.

Source: IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships 2022

Lin's final round guaranteed that she would win her second world title after claiming the bantamweight (54kg) title at the 2018 Women's World Boxing Championships in New Delhi, India.

After the fight, Lin praised her opponent while expressing happiness at her second major title.

"I have never met Irma Testa before but I was looking forward [to] this contest. She is wonderful, a great boxer, and this was my most difficult contest in these championships. I had six contests in the event and of course I am tired but so happy that I could win my second world title," Lin said.

Photo courtesy of Taiwan
Photo courtesy of Taiwan's Sports Administration

A seasoned veteran and popular boxer in Taiwan, Lin won the country's first-ever boxing world title at the 2013 AIBA Women's Youth World Boxing Championships in Bulgaria.

(By William Yen)

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