Born into an underprivileged family in Sonitpur district’s Belsiri village, Assam pugilist Jamuna Boro has apparently come a long way. After years of struggle, her mother Nirmali Boro can now swell her chest with pride for her daughter has dedicated all her prized medals, money earned till date to her.
Battling all the shortcomings with strong determination and exuberance, the 22-year-old pugilist in an interview with TOI spoke how her mother fought alone to take her daughter forward so that she could pursue her dreams in the field of sports.
She shared that her mother sold vegetables to make ends meet and kept the family together. She lost her father when she was just 10.
It may be mentioned that pugilists Jamuna (54kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) has entered the semi-finals after their victory in respective quarter-finals in the AIBA Women’s World Championships on October 10th, 2019.
Ahead of her semis on October 12th, 2019, Jamuna shared how her fighting spirit has kept her going throughout her boxing career despite the tough times. She also added that she is ready for today’s match and confident of the triumph.
She started her career as a Wushu player, coached by John Smith Narzary. She is among ten boxers who represented India in the 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships which is underway in Ulan-Ude, Russia since October 3rd and will conclude on October 13th, 2019.
She will lock horns with top seed and former Asian Games bronze medallist, Huang Hsiao-Wen of Chinese Taipei on October 12th, 2019 for a place in the 54 kg finals.
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