Jamuna Boro and Lovlina Borgohain both reach QF of Women’s World Boxing Championships


Jamuna Boro (54 kg) progressed to the last eight of the Women’s World Boxing Championships after getting past Algerian fifth seed Ouidad Sfouh 5-0 in the pre-quarterfinals.

Participating in her first Worlds, Jamuna dominated the bout despite starting off in a slow manner. As the game progressed, she got into her shape and brought her top game.

Finally the points from the judges read 28-29, 27-30, 27-30, 27-30, 27-30, to give Jamuna a resounding 5-0 victory.

This now puts Jamuna a single win away from ensuring herself a medal. Her quarterfinal bout is set to take place on Thursday.

Lovlina, on the other hand, defeated Morocco’s Bel Ahbib Oumayma 5-0 in her last 16-clash. Now she has set up a clash with sixth-seeded Karolina Koszewska.

The day also saw Mary Kom advance to the quarterfinals after beating Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas in the 51 kg category.