Indian boxer L Sarita Devi turns professional
In a first for women's boxing in India, former world champion and Asian Games bronze-medallist L Sarita Devi has decided to turn professional
New Delhi: In a first for women's boxing in India, former world champion and Asian Games bronze-medallist L Sarita Devi has decided to turn professional but will not give up on the amateur circuit either if the Boxing Federation of India allows her. The 31-year-old multiple-time Asian champion decided to take the plunge by signing up a two-year deal with Sporty Boxing Private Limited. "I have been competing in the amateur circuit for a long time, more than a decade, I won medals in all the events barring Olympics. Now I feel I want to try something new so I have decided to turn professional," Sarita, a lightweight (60kg) boxer said.
Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.comSubscribe
Sourav Ganguly set to be next BCCI President