Sierra Leone’s most female boxer, Sara Haghighat-Joo, on Saturday 27th April, defeated Lupita Baustita to claim the WBA World Championship in Toronto, Canada.

Reports indicate that Sara is now the new WBA Light Weight Female World Champion and Sara’s next bout will be in Thailand in the Olympic qualifiers to help Sierra Leone get a spot in France 2024 Olympic Games.

Sara was born in British Columbia, and was the reigning amateur boxing champion of Canada and Ireland, she a holds the Irish 54kg national title, and many other Canadian boxing laurels. She is determine to help Sierra Leone bags International medals in the International Boxing Arena.

Joo earlier fought for Sierra Leone during the zone two boxing competition which took place in 2022 sat the Bintumani Conference Center in Freetown.

According to Sara, her Grandparents are from Sierra Leone so she has decided to compete for Sierra Leone and to see how she can help to develop female boxing in the country