Women's World Boxing Championships: India's Jamuna Boro in action on Friday

Indian boxer Jamuna Boro will be in action on October 4, Friday, in the women's bantam 54kg category.

File Photo: Boxer Jamuna Boro being declared winner against compatriot Sandhyarani Devi in the final of the second Indian Open International Boxing Championship at Guwahati in May.   -  PTI

Jamuna Boro will be the first Indian in action at the Women's World Boxing Championships in Russia's Ulan-Ude city, on Friday. 

Competing in the 54kg bantam category, Jamuna will face Erdenedalai Michidmaa of Mongolia. The bout is scheduled to begin at 3:30 PM IST, in Ring A.

54kg is a non-Olympic weight category.

Jamuna bagged the gold in India Open boxing tournament in the 54kg category, in May this year, beating Sandhyarani Devi 5-0 in the final bout.

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In July, the Assam-based boxer added another gold to her collection, defeating Italy’s veteran boxer Giulia Lamagna 5-0 at the 23rd President’s Cup in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia.

Jamuna booked her ticket to the World Championships after fighting out stiff resistance from Shiksha, who had earlier stunned the Cologne Boxing World Cup gold medallist Meena Kumari in a gruelling encounter to reach the final.

Here is the full list of Indian boxers competing in Russia:

The squad: Manju Rani (48kg), M C Mary Kom (51kg), Jamuna Boro (54kg), Neeraj (57kg), Sarita Devi (60kg), Manju Bomboriya (64kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Saweety Boora (75kg), Nandini (81kg), Kavita Chahal (+81kg)

 

The full draw and schedule of all Indian boxers in action can be checked here.