New Delhi, Oct 4: Indonesia President's Cup gold medallist Jamuna Boro (54kg) blanked Mongolia’s Michidmaa Erdenedalai 5-0 to enter the second round giving India a flying start in the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia on Friday.
In her second-round showdown, Jamuna will box against the fifth seed, Algeria’s Ouidad Sfouh who had a first-round bye.
"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,"
Making her debut Jamuna, started her first-round cautiously but eventually gained momentum. The Indian pugilist displayed sheer dominance from the second round onwards. Using her height to advantage, the Assamese boxer unleashed a flurry of punches to outclass Mongolian 5-0.
"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," said Jamuna after her victory.
The 22-year-old pugilist had secured a bronze at the Youth World Championships and a gold in the second edition of the Indian Open 2019.
While Boro was the only Indian pugilist in action on day 2, there will be two Indian boxers in the ring on Saturday. Neerja from the 57kg category will be facing China’s J Qiao while Saweety will be challenged by Mongolia’s Myagmarjargal Munkhbat in the 75kg category.
5 Indian boxers including six-time World champion Mary Kom and Sarita Devi received first-round byes in this edition of the Worlds. (UNI)