Indian boxer Jamuna Boro (54kg) stunned fifth seed Ouidad Sfouh in the last-16 stage to enter the quarterfinals of the World Women’s Boxing Championships on Wednesday. Boro defeated the Algerian, an African Games gold-medallist, 5-0 to make the last-eight and be just one win away from securing her maiden world medal, that too on debut. In the other match, Lovlina Borgohain defeated Oumayma Belahbib in her bout to seal a place in the quarters of the ongoing tournament.
The 22-year-old, Jamuna Boro, employed with Assam Rifles, was slow off the blocks but became the dominating aggressor as the bout progressed.
The two pugilists fought an engaging battle in the second and third round, but it was Boro who made a better impression with her cleanly-struck jabs.
The third round belonged entirely to Boro with Sfouh coming short for most part.