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Assamese boxer gives India great start at Women’s World Boxing C’ship

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Jamuna Boro flagged off India’s campaign with a win over Michidmaa Erdenedalai at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship 2019 at Ulan-Ude in Russia. Boro started her campaign by defeating her Mongolian counterpart 5-0 after recovering from a slow start for a convincing victory. 

In the pre-quarterfinals, Jamuna will take on Algerian fifth-seeded Ouidad Sfouh. However, the 2017 African Games gold-medalist might prove to be a tough competition for Boro. 

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The Game

Jamuna began her match in a cool and composed way. However, as she got going, there was no stopping her as the Assamese dominated the Mongolian with her combination punches. She managed to connect her jabs and punches efficiently and did not get distracted by her opponent’s grunting. Boro was unstoppable in the last three minutes of the match and managed to get a convincing victory over Erdenedalai. 

Jamuna hails from Belsari village in Assam. Her mother worked as a vegetable vendor to make ends meet after the demise of her father. 

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Employed by the Assam Rifles, she is a registered boxer with the Boxing Federation of India and plays boxing through the All India Police.

The 11th edition of AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships will be held in Ulan-Ude, Russia between 3-13 October. The flagship event will draw participation from the best women boxing talent across the globe. However, an additional gravitas will be added to the competition because of the fact that the Championships will double up as a qualification tournament for next year’s Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualifiers scheduled to be held in Wuhan, China between 3-14 February 2020.

As usual, MC Mary Kom will be leading Indian contingent. The Manipuri boxer will be competing in the 51kg category. Having already equalled the record for winning six World Championships gold last year in Delhi (48kg), Mary would be looking to set a new world this time around. 

Next up for India on October 5th is Neeraj who will face Chinese Qaio Jieru, and Saweety Boora will be fighting the Mongolian Munkhbat Myagmarjargal.

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