Jamuna Boro is on her way to the headlines as she is the first Indian to secure a victory in the 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships, and is swiftly progressing to the pre-quarterfinals after thrashing out Michidmaa Erdenedalai from Mongolia’s this Friday at Ulan-Ude, Russia.
Competing in the women’s bantam 54kg category, Jamuna dominated over her opposition Erdenedalai 5-0, and will face 2017 World Championships gold medalist Ouidad Sfouh, who is ranked 5th.
The 22 year old, who hails from the Assamese city of Sonitpur, is an employee of the Assam Rifles, and has previously won a gold at the 23rd President’s Cup 2019 Boxing International Open Tournament held in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia back in July.
The ongoing championship, which is featuring a total of 224 boxers from 57 countries, is the maiden tournament for Jamuna, who’s calculated punches thrown at the Mongolian opponent connected right where they should, and went unstoppable in the final three minutes of the match.
“I feel really good to have won my first bout. It was also India’s first bout so this win is extra special. I’ve worked really hard for this tournament,” Jamuna said in a post match interview.
“My next bout is against Algeria and I will give my best. My aim is to win the gold medal and I will do everything to realize the dream. I want to thank Boxing Federation of India (BFI) and Sports Authority of India for providing all the training opportunities and the fans who have been supporting me continuously from India.” she added.
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