Saweety celebrates after sealing her place in the light heavyweight final ©IBA

Hosts India will be targeting four gold medals at the International Boxing Association (IBA) Women’s World Championships here after winning all of their semi-final bouts.

Nitu, Nikhat Zareen, Lovlina Bougohain and Saweety all secured victories to the delight of the home fans inside the K.D. Jadhav Indoor Hall in Indian capital New Delhi.

China have also got four finalists after semi-final success for Yang Chenyu, Yang Liu, Wang Lina an Wu Yu.

Australia are having a tournament to remember with Kaye Scott and Caitlin Parker both moving to within one victory of gold, while Russia have an opportunity to leave the tournament with two titles after the IBA lifted the ban on Russian boxers to compete on the global stage following wins for Nataliya Sychugova and Anastasiia Demurchian.

All the pressure was on the Indian quartet to succeed on home soil and they all delivered with flying colours.

Nitu was the first to make it through to a gold-medal bout after pulling off a superb performance to defeat minimumweight top seed Alua Balkibekova of Kazakhstan in a scrappy semi-final.

She will next face Mongolia’s Altantsetseg Lutsaikhan of Mongolia who got the better of Morocco’s Yasmine Mouttaki.

Indian fans were celebrating another victory when Nikhat overcame the challenge of Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist and reigning Pan American Games champion Ingrit Valencia of Colombia in the first of the light flyweight semi-finals.

The other last-four clash saw Nguyen Thi Tam of Vietnam beat France’s Wassila Lkhadiri to seal a meeting with Nikhat.

India made it a hat-trick of wins when Lovlina Borgohain proved too strong for China’s Li Qian as she secured a middleweight gold-medal clash with Australia’s Parker who defeated Kazakhstan’s Valentina Khalsova.

Light heavyweight top seed Saweety then ensured a fourth successive win for India today when she claimed victory over plucky Australian fighter Emma-Sue Greentree.

Greentree will have to settle for bronze and get behind Parker and Scott who rolled back the years in her triumph against Barbara Dos Santos of Brazil in the light middleweight division.

Brazil's Beatrix Ferreira roars with delight affter overcoming Oh Yeon-ji of South Korea in her lightweight semi-final ©IBA
Brazil's Beatrix Ferreira roars with delight affter overcoming Oh Yeon-ji of South Korea in her lightweight semi-final ©IBA

The 38-year-old reached her first world final in seven years when she beat Kazakhstan’s Valentina Khalzova and can now look forward to a battle with Russia’s Demurchian who defeated China’s Zhou Pan in the other semi-final.

China arrived with more semi-finalists than any other nation with seven and managed to come away with four wins.

Wu got their first victory, beating Belarussian Yuliya Apanasovich to clinch a flyweight final against Italy’s Sirine Charaabi who saw off Japan’s Rinka Kinoshita.

Yang Chengyu continued her impressive light welterweight campaign with a success against France’s Fatia Benmessahel.

The Chinese boxer will next face Russia’s Sychugova who beat Camila Gabriela Camilo Bravo of Colombia.

Yang Liu emerged victorious from her welterweight semi-final bout against Nadezhda Ryabets of Kazakhstan to advance to the final where she will meet Algeria’s Imane Khelif who produced a brilliant showing to dispatch of Thailand’s Janjaem Suwannapheng.

Algeria's Imane Khelif proves too strong for Janjaem Suwannapheng of Thailand in her welterweight semi-final ©IBA
Algeria's Imane Khelif proves too strong for Janjaem Suwannapheng of Thailand in her welterweight semi-final ©IBA

Wang became the fourth Chinese winner when she beat Kazakhstan’s Fariza Sholtay in the last four of the light heavyweight division.

Saweety will be Wang’s next challenger in a bout that could decide which nation tops the medal table.

Kazakhstan’s Karina Ibragimova and Italy’s Irma Testa will meet in the featherweight final after beating Lin Yu-ting of Chinese Taipei and France’s Amina Zidani respectively.

Brazil’s Beatriz Ferreira has progressed to her third successive world lightweight final after outboxing South Korea’s Oh Yeon-ji.

She will now go up against Colombian Angie Paola Valdés who took out China’s Yang Wenlu.

The bantamweight final will see Huang Hsiao-wen of Chinese Taipei and Colombia’s Yeni Arias after they won their respective semi-final bouts against Jutamas Jitpong of Thailand and Mongolia’s Enkhjargal Munguntsetseg.

Heavyweight top seed Khadija Mardi of Morocco overpowered Russia’s Diana Pyatak to seal a gold-medal clash with Kazakhstan’s Lazzat Kungeibayeva, who beat Azerbaijan's Aynur Rzayeva.