Assam Girl Jamuna Boro (54 kg) stunned fifth seed Quidad 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 is just one win of securing her maiden world medal on debut.
The 22-year old who is also employed with the 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 rounds, but it was Boro who made a better impression with her cleanly-struck jabs.
The third round belonged entirely to Boro with Sfouh falling short for the most part.
The Assam Girl is a gold-winner from this year’s India Open, whose mother worked as a vegetable seller to financially support her sporting aspirations.
Boro was a bronze medallist at the 2015 Youth World Championships.