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Laishram Sarita Devi on born 1 March 1982. she is an Indian boxer from Manipur. She is a national champion and a former world champion in the lightweight class. she belongs to agricultural family in Imphal. She is the sixth of eight siblings. She worked in the field and go to collect the firewood for the family. she studies till matriculation and later she make carrer in the sport in boxing. Celebrated Indian boxer Laishram Sarita Devi made a winning start to her professional career on Sunday by comfortably defeating Zsofia Bedo of Hungary in the IBC Fight Night at the Khuman Lampak Stadium.

Sarita won the bout by unanimous verdict.Hugging her son in the ring after the bout, she said, “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.”Bedo had vowed to reduce Sarita to tears but it was the latter who settled the scores in the ring in front of roaring fans in her hometown. Sarita can now look forward to her next professional fight. With her victory, she has proved that she is here to stay in the professional world. At 35, she maybe a little older than most of her opponents, but that is certainly not something that will stop the Iron Lady of Indian boxing. After the 2014 Incheon Asian Games controversy, it is good to see Sarita make a definitive statement in the professional world. There is no doubt that the former world champion will go up the ladder in quick time. Indian fans can look forward to cheering her on in the coming months. Sarita will follow suit but her initiation in the professional ranks is expected to be tough as Zsofia has 59 professional bouts to her credit, with 19 victories. Sarita Devi, regarded only next to MC Mary Kom among Indian women boxers, won silver at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, but her bronze medal at the Incheon Asian Games that year descended into chaos. The Indian, upset over refeering in her semifinal after her Korean opponent was awarded the bout, refused to accept the bronze medal. Sarita Devi was slapped a one-year suspension by the world boxing body, AIBA on disciplinary grounds.

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