Sarjubala Shamjetsabam Devi (45kg) and Sweety Boora (81kg) are just one step away from scripting history in the field of boxing for India. Adding another sweet chapter to what surely is a fairy tale in progression, both pugilists made it through to the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship Finals in Jeju. Remarkably it is the first time that either of these young boxers is competing at this tournament. India are now assured of two Silver medals at the tournament.
Swift Punching by Sarjubala helps her reach World Boxing Championship Finals
Often called as ‘The Next Mary Kom’ by her fans, Sarjubala Devi has continued to impress the boxing fans around the globe with her performances. She drew widespread recognition and appreciation from boxing experts when she won the 2011 AIBA Youth Boxing Championship. Current national champion Sarjubala has continued to rise up in the senior ranks ever since.
Sarjubala has been at her best right from the time the first bell rang at this Women’s World Boxing Championship and has continued to gain more international recognition. However, after straight unanimous victories so far in the prelims and quarter-final, Sarjubala faced some difficulties today against Thailand’s Chuthamat Raksat.
The first round undoubtedly belonged to the swift punching Sarjubala. She began in her usual style stepping into the ring in attack mode. The judges unanimously scored Sarjubala the winner in the first round. Taller of the two boxers, Chutamat Raksat took the second round with some dextrous jabs.
Sarjubala regained her focus for the final two rounds and came right back with long reaching left hooks. She won the match on points by Split decision. In the final she faces Nazym Kyzaibay of Kazakhstan.
Sweety Boora Improves Form At Crucial Time
It was Sweety this time around who recorded her first victory on a unanimous decision in the Women’s World Boxing Championship. The young boxer put on an impeccable display to oust Anastasiia Chernokolenko, Ukraine’s last remaining boxer in the tournament. Sweety gave little room for the the Ukrainian to punch. She dominated with some great right hooks. It was the same story in all four rounds.
Participating in her very first international tournament, the Haryana boxer has risen above expectations to book her place in the final. She faces China’s Xiaoli Yang in the Finals on Monday.
So India improve their performance and will take home at least two silvers from this championship.