Manipuri boxing sensation and Rio Olympian Sarjubala Devi is all set to make her professional debut against Tanzania’s Lulu Kayage on February 26th at the Golf Club Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Sarjubala Devi turned professional earlier this year and signed with Grassroot Boxing Promotions.
Sarjubala was an elite amateur boxer and at one point in time, she was ranked #2 in the AIBA global rankings. Sarjubala rose to the limelight when she won a gold medal at the 2011 Youth world championship. She, then went on to win a silver medal at the 2014 World Championship. Hailing from Manipur, where Boxing is practically the most popular sport, Sarjubala has accomplished a lot in her amateur career and has won numerous medal throughout.
Sarjubala is confident of excelling as a pro boxer
Now, the 28-year old Sarjubala thinks that, she can have a similar level of success in the professional boxing circuit. Although women’s professional boxing isn’t as popular as amateur boxing in India, Sarjubala could play a big role in changing that perception.
“I have won a lot at the amateur level. I’ve been a five-time national champion and two-time best boxer at the nationals besides being the best junior at the World Championships. In the last few years, I’ve been unlucky to lose in the quarter-finals at the 2016 World Championships and the 2018 Asian Games. Then, in 2020, COVID-19 struck and my training was hampered. Thereafter, I spoke to a few friends and experts in the field, and they advised me to switch to professional boxing. I’m 28 and could have turned pro even at 31 or 32, but I feel I’m in the best shape now and can excel at the professional level,” Sarjubala in an interview with Mid-Day (H/T- Mid-Day).
The fight card is headlined by a welterweight clash between Faizan Anwar and Yameen Khan.
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What time is the Sarjubala Devi vs Lulu Kayage Boxing match taking place?
The fight is taking place at 5:15 PM INDIA time
The fight is taking place at 3:45 PM UAE time
The fight is taking place at 4:45 PM Pakistan time
The fight is taking place at 8:15 AM Canada time
The fight is taking place at 6:15 AM ET USA time
The fight is taking place at 11:45 AM UK time
What is the streaming cost of Sarjubala Devi vs Lulu Kayage Boxing match?
The online streaming pay-per-view cost is ₹100.
Where is the Sarjubala Devi vs Lulu Kayage fight taking place?
The fight is taking place at the Dubai Gold Club, Dubai in United Arab Emirates.
FULL FIGHT CARD
Faizan Anwar vs Yameen Khan (Welterweight Division)
Nutlai Lalbiakkima vs Fida Muhammad (Light Flyweight)
Sarjubala Devi vs Lulu Kayage (Super Flyweight) (Women’s)
Lalrinsanga Tlau vs Muhammad Sikandar Abbasi (Super Featherweight)
Laldingliana vs Muhammad Ammar Khan (Featherweight)
Shaikhom Rebaldo vs Mukhtiar Ahmed Kakar (Featherweight)