MANISHA MOUN (57Kg)
Date of Birth: 23-12-1997
Place of Birth: Matour Village, Kaithal District
Guided by passion and determination, the young Haryana girl progressed through the ranks quickly since making her foray. She got introduced to boxing in 2012 when she used to accompany her brother for volleyball matches for the first six months. During that period, she got hooked to the sport and moved from the outdoor courts to indoors, practising at the same venue where her brother played volleyball.
But as fate would have it, Manisha’s father was against her taking up any sport, let alone boxing. Young Manisha, who was enamored by the game, refused to get bogged down and continued pursuing it secretly despite opposition. She hid her rendezvous with the sport for almost a year, walking 10-km every day to reach the stadium and box.
In 2013, after she won the silver medal at State Boxing Championship and photos started appearing in local newspapers, her father unearthed the truth. Since then, Manisha’s father has been one of her strongest proponents, supporting her dream of making it big in boxing.
An ardent fan of Ukrainian Boxer Vasyl Lomachenko, Manisha credits the sudden surge in her confidence to the two international medals she won recently and the experience gained from the wins over 2016 World Champion and reigning European Champion in back–to-back bouts. These performances also ensured her a berth in the World Championship where she reached the quarter final in her maiden appearance.
The Haryana girl bolstered her reputation of being a giant-killer by toppling two-time World Championships medallist Christina Cruz of USA in the very first round and then packed off the reigning World Champion boxer, Dina Zhalaman from Kazakhstan. Manisha is surely a prospect to watch out for. Manisha made a sizzling debut at the Asian Championships this year by earning a creditable bronze following a tough 2-3 loss to Taiwan’s Huang Hsiao-Wen in the semi-finals.
- 2020: Gold at Cologne World Cup, Germany
- 2019: Bronze at India Open, Guwahati
- 2019: Asian Boxing Championships, Bangkok: Bronze
- 2019: 3rd Women’s Boxing National Championship, Vijyaynagar: Silver
- 2018: 20th AIBA Women’s World Championship,Delhi: Quarterfinal
- 2018: Senior State Championship; Rohtak: Gold
- 2018: National State Championship: Rohtak: Silver
- 2018: India Open International; Delhi: Gold
- 2018: 3rd Senior International Competition: Kazakhstan: Bronze
- 2018: 13TH Silesian Open Boxing Tournament; Poland: Silver
- 2017: All India University Boxing Championship; Chandigarh University: Gold
- 2016: All India University Boxing Championship; LPU, Jalandhar: Gold
- 2013: Junior State Boxing Championship: Silver
- 2013: State Sub Junior Championship: Gold
- 2014: School National Boxing Games; Guwahati: Silver