Sara Haghighat-joo Continues to Fight on Her Road to Paris

Sara Haghighat-joo at the Olympic Qualifier in Africa wearing a white zip-up jacket with a Sierra Leone Boxing Association patch. She is standing in front of a sign that says The Ring is the Road and is wearing the bronze medal around her neck that she won.

The Road to Paris is not an easy one. Sara Haghighat-joo faced Kenya’s Aminata Martha Faki on Sunday, September 10th, 2023, and won by unanimous decision of 5-0. She then went on to fight against Nyembo Muamba Gisele of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, September 13th, 2023; she came out victorious with another unanimous decision, 5-0.

Sara knew she was facing a fierce opponent from Morroco in the semi-final fight on Thursday, September 14th, 2023. The fight was live-streamed on the Olympic Channel, where Sara fought hard but lost by unanimous decision, finishing the tournament as a bronze medalist.

This result wasn’t what she had hoped for, but her journey to securing a spot in the 2024 Olympic Games is not over.

Sara has two more opportunities to qualify at two separate world qualifiers:

  1. Boxing World Qualification Tournament in Busto Arisizio, in the outskirts of Milan, Italy – February 29th through March 12th, 2024.
  2. Boxing Qualification Tournament of the Boxing Road to Paris in Bangkok, Thailand – May 23rd through June 3rd, 2024.

As Sara continues to earn her spot in the 2024 Olympic Games, West End AC proudly supports her every step of the way!