Sierra Leone female boxer, Sara Haghight-Joo was crowned champion of Africa in 52-54kg weight category at the 2022 AFBC African Boxing Championship in Maputo, Mozambique on Saturday afternoon.
Sara clinched the gold medal after she convincingly defeated Algerian born ABDELKADER HEDJALA Fatma Zohra in the final bout of the 52-54kg weight category with some heavy punches to become the continent’s power girl.
According to the judges scorecard, the Sierra Leone charismatic puncher won by a unanimous decision, thereby becoming the current African champion.
“I have more to deliver for Sierra Leone in subsequent boxing competitions “, Sara affirmed during the post fight interview in Maputo.
She further apologized to the people of Sierra Leone for not doing the same in the just concluded commonwealth games in Birmingham due to her controversial disqualification.
Sara also called on the government of Sierra Leone to invest in boxing so that the country’s flag will continue to fly higher than expected in continental and world boxing platforms.
The Canadian based Sierra Leonean boxer, was name athlete of the championship.