Guwahati: Assam boxer Jamuna Boro defeated fifth-seed Quidad Sfouh 5-0 in the pre-quarter finals (54 kg) to enter the last-eight stage of the ongoing Women’s World Boxing Championships on Wednesday.
Boro participated in the world championships for the first time and dominated the bout during the entire duration of three minutes in the third round.
The 22-year-old boxer, an employee of Assam Rifles, defeated Algerian Sfouh, an African Games gold-medalist. She is a gold medal winner from this year’s India Open and was also a bronze medalist at the 2015 Youth World Championship.
Boro will now play her quarter-final clash on Thursday and a win there will ensure her maiden medal at the world championships. Next, she will take on Germany’s Ursula Gottlob, who upstaged European Championships bronze-medalist and fourth seed Yuliya Apanasovich of Belarus in her pre-quarterfinal bout in a split 3-2 verdict.
In all, five Indians have made to the quarterfinals of the mega event. Six-time champion and third seed MC Mary Kom (51kg), Manju Rani (48kg) and Kavita Chahal (81kg+) are the other Indians to have made it the last-eight stage.