Assam boxer Jamuna Boro in action

Guwahati: Assam’s Jamuna Boro bagged the gold medal in the 54-kg category by defeating fellow Indian boxer Y Sandhyarani of Manipur 5- 0 at the ongoing India Open International Boxing Tournament in Guwahati on Thursday.

By winning the gold, the 22-year-old pugilist hailing from Sonitpur district has qualified for the World Boxing Championship.

In total, three Indian pugilists have won the gold so far in the second edition of the ongoing tournament being held at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium in Guwahati.

In the men’s 49-kg category, Deepak Tanwar from Maharashtra clinched the gold by defeating Govind Kumar of Bihar in the finals. In another match, Haryana’s Amit Panghal defeated Sachin Siwach in the finals of the 52-kg men’s category.

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Earlier on Wednesday, ace boxers from Assam Bhagyabati Kachari and Lovlina Borgohain entered the semi-finals straightaway at the tournament.

Meanwhile, Olympic medalist and six-time world boxing champion MC Mary Kom in a competitive debut tournament at home in the 51-kg category thrashed Nepal pugilist Mala Rai by 5-0 to book a berth in the semi-finals.

A total of 10 Indian boxers have directly entered the semifinals at the tournament straightaway because of smaller size of the draw.

Jamuna Boro at the victory podium

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