PUDUCHERRY, Dec 25 (PTI): Manipur pugilists reigned havoc in the rings in final day of the third Inter-Zonal Senior Women Boxing Championship, bagging as many as four gold medals to finish runners-up in the tournament here last night.
It all started with reigning Asian and former world flyweight champion L Sarita Devi�s gold medal. The 29-year-old veteran boxer was at her best as she thrashed Poonam of North Zone by a whopping 35:9 margin to finally lay her hand on the Inter-zonal title.
Following in Sarita�s footsteps, another Manipur boxer Sarjubala Devi claimed the �Zonal Crown� in the light flyweight division.
Youth World champion Sarjubala claimed her second title in the domestic circuit after the senior National Championships, with a thumping 35:6 victory over Neetu of Haryana.
Former youth National champion and 12th Senior Nationals silver medallist E Memthoi Devi and bronze medallist at senior nationals M Meena Kumari, all from Manipur, also displayed brilliant skills in their respective weight categories to register to claim the yellow metal.
Memthoi defeated Seema of West Zone 17:6 on points, while Meena got the better of Central Zone�s Sarika Kumari 20:5.
However, the four yellow metals were not enough for Manipur to claim the top honours in the team category and had to set settle with the runner�s up trophy.