Russia's Azalia Amineva, right, and Belarus' Aryna Danilchyk, left, both throw punches ©IBA

Russia got the better of Belarus on what was their best day yet since the start of the International Boxing Association Women’s World Championships here.

After picking up just one win in the opening two days, Russia won all three of their bouts, including a victory over neighbours Belarus at the K.D. Jadhav Indoor Hall in Indian capital New Delhi.

Russian and Belarusian boxers are back competing at the World Championships after missing last year’s event due to a ban on participation in response to the war in Ukraine.

The decision by the IBA to allow athletes from the two nations to return to international competition with no restrictions on national symbols and anthems has led to a backlash.

Several national governing bodies have opted to boycott the World Championship in protest at their presence.

Russian flags were being waved in the stands by fans as Yulia Chumgalakova, Azalia Amineva and Karina Tazabekova all triumphed.

Russian fans show their support on a day which saw them celebrate three victories ©IBA
Russian fans show their support on a day which saw them celebrate three victories ©IBA

While Russia have struggled to hit the ground running in this tournament, Belarus have looked strong but they were well beaten in the bout between Aryna Danilchyk and Amineva.

The Belarusian survived two counts after being on the receiving end of huge blows before losing her mouthguard in a brutal display of heavy hitting from Amineva.

The referee eventually stopped the welterweight contest after Danilchyk faced a third count midway through the final round.

Tazabekova managed to negotiate a tricky challenge in the shape of Benilde Macaringue of Mozambique in her bantamweight opener.

Macaringue caused the Russian problems as the fight had to be decided by a bout review with a relieved Tazabekova announced as the winner.

Russia’s other win came courtesy of Chumgalakova who used her right hook to great effect in her thrashing of Nguyen Thi Thu Nhi of Vietnam in the minimumweight division.

Nguyen suffered a pounding as Chumgalakova won by unanimous decision.

Russia were one of six nations to register three wins as Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Italy, China and hosts India also notched hat-tricks.

India’s first win came in devastating fashion by Nitu who came flying out of the blocks in the minimumweight battle, hitting South Korea’s Kang Do-yeon with a deluge of punches.

Kang was left rocked by Nitu before the referee stepped in to stop the fight with less than two minutes on the clock.

It could not have been more contrasting to Preeti’s bantamweight fight with Romania's Lacramioara Perijoc that went down to the wire.

Preeti edged the first round 3-2 before Perijoc responded by taking the second by the same scoreline.

Both fighters thought they had won when the final bell sounded after a closely-fought deciding round before Preeti was awarded victory following a bout review ruling that left Perijoc in tears.

Olena Savchuk, who was born in Ukraine and joined the Italian team in 2019, was among three winners for Italy in New Delhi ©IBA
Olena Savchuk, who was born in Ukraine and joined the Italian team in 2019, was among three winners for Italy in New Delhi ©IBA

Manju secured India’s other win when she emerged victorious by unanimous decision from her welterweight bout against New Zealand’s Cara Wharerau.

Mongolia continue to notch victories in New Dehli as they added three more after wins for Enkhjargal Munguntsetseg, Tsetsegdari Myagmarsuren and Altantsetseg Lutsaikhan.

Olena Savchuk, who was born in Ukraine before moving to Italy, was among the three Italian winners after beating Serbia’s Jelena Zekic in the bantamweight division.

The other Italian boxers to succeed were Angela Carini and Roberta Bonatti, all coming on ring A in the final session.

China got one of their victories courtesy of a walkover when Bulgarian Stanimira Petrova pulled out of her bantamweight bout against Li Yijie.

Yang Liu and Hu Meiyi also won for China, while Alua Balkibekova, Zhaina Shekerbekova and Nadezhda Ryabets all delivered victories for Kazakhstan.

Competition is due to continue tomorrow.