Laishram Sarita , a native of Manipur, fights her way into the Final of Women’s Light Category in the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow 2014. She defeated Maria Mochongua of Mozambique in all the 4 rounds of Semi-final bout.
Sarita was born in a poor agricultural family in Thoubal district Manipur. She used to spend her time helping her parents in collecting firewood and in the fields, which helped her build the stamina she has today.
In the final bout, she will face S. Watts of Australia scheduled for 2nd August, 14.15 BST.
In another bout on the same day, Laishram Devendro, a talented World No 3 (Light Fly) boxer from Manipur, storms into the Finals of the ongoing XX Commonwealth Games at Glasgow 2014. He has an easy bout against his semi-final opponent Ashley Williams of Welsh and won by 3:0.
With this win, he is assured of at least a Silver Medal in the Men’s Light Fly (49 Kg ) Category.
In the Final bout scheduled for 2nd August, 14:30 BST, Devendro will fight against Paddy Barnes of Northern Ireland, a tough and experienced world class boxer. Paddy Barnes currently holds World No 3 in 53 Kg category, however came down to 49Kg category in the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games.
Kanglaonline team wishes all the best to Laishram Devendro and Laishram Sarita for their final bouts.
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