Assam boxer Ankushita Boro along with two other Indian boxers—Jyoti Gulia , Shashi Chopra—has entered the final of the Women’s World Youth Boxing Championships being held at the Sarusajai sports complex in Guwahati.
Ankushita, who hails from Thelamara in Sonitpur district defeated Thailand’s Thanchnok Saksri in light-welter and qualified for the finals.
After a slow start, Ankushita gained confidence and speed with a partisan crowd behind her.
Ankushita dominated the third round, bobbing and weaving to avoid her opponent’s punches. “I have to work on the pace to avoid getting tired in the last stages of the bout,” she said.
Ankushita meets Ekaterina Dynnik of Russia in the final.