Sarita Devi Wins On Pro Boxing Debut, Silences Zsofia Bedo

Updated: 29 January 2017 21:48 IST

Sarita Devi won her debut bout in professional boxing by defeating Hungary's Zsofia Bedo in Imphal on Sunday.

Sarita Devi Wins On Pro Boxing Debut, Silences Zsofia Bedo
Sarita Devi won on her professional boxing debut on Sunday. © NDTV

Sarita Devi settled the score against Zofia Bedo in the ring in front of roaring fans at her hometown Imphal when the Manipuri silenced the Hungarian to win her maiden professional bout in the IBC Fight Night at the Khuman Lampak Stadium on Sunday. Sarita scored a unanimous verdict. "The Asian Games incident was very painful. I had to erase those sad memories. That was one big factor I decided to turn pro. For any mother to stay away and not to feed her child is the biggest sacrifice. I made that sacrifice for this day," said Sarita, while hugging her three-year-old son after the victory.

Zsofia and Sarita have been engaged in verbal spats since the announcement of the bout. Zsofia had an experience of 59 pro bouts but debutante Sarita was a better boxer from the word go, flooring Zofia in Round 2.

Having established a winning edge after three rounds, Sarita was determined to silence her rival. The 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games silver medallist proved her superiority over her Hungarian opponent.

Topics : Boxing Laishram Sarita Devi
Highlights
  • Sarita Devi won on her professional boxing debut
  • She is India's first woman professional boxer
  • Her maiden fight was in her hometown Imphal on Sunday
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