On Friday, Parveen Hooda added another feather to her cap by bagging the gold in the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan. The 22-year-old, who was also making her first appearance in the Asian Championships final, defeated Japan’s Kito Mai in the women’s 63kg final with a 5:0 victory by unanimous decision.
The 2022 World Championships bronze medalist had an incredible campaign at the tournament. She continued her streak of dominance by registering a comprehensive 5:0 triumph over Thailand’s Panpatchara Somnuek in the quarterfinal, before bossing her semi-final matchup against Uranbileg Shinetsetseg of Mongolia.
Following her golden run in Jordan, she spoke to Scroll.in, saying, “I’m feeling great because I worked really hard and then to see the result of it is satisfying.”
Moments before her hand was raised in the final, it almost looked like Parveen had the urge to pace around but couldn’t, as she stood next to the referee, waiting for her hand to be raised. There was a glimpse of nervousness but at the back of her mind, she knew she had become champion.
“I had won the two rounds one-sided but the pressure of a final…