Dayana aims at Olympic glory after pro success

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first_imgBecoming world champion at a tender age of 19, professional boxer Dayana Cordero now aims for a bigger accolade in her career in Olympic glory.The boxer will be in action at the AIBA World Boxing Championship — commencing from November 14 in New Delhi. The 22-year-old Dayana poses as a big threat for Indian star Sarita Devi in the 60kg category, who is hunting her maiden gold at the event.The Colombian powerhouse, residing in neighbour Panama City, became a boxer at a nascent age of nine and decided to become a professional boxer five years later (2010), owing to inexistent women’s boxing event at the Olympics.”I became a professional boxer due to lack of exposure at the amateur level when I started. But now with the change in rules, allowing professional boxers to compete at the Olympics, I want to win a medal for my country,” the animated pugilist said.Also read – Mary Kom raises concern over Delhi air pollution ahead of AIBA World ChampionshipsUsed to the tough training and longer bouts at the professional level, Dayana certainly will have some advantage at the amateur level as far as the stamina is concerned. But the Colombian suggested it won’t be a cakewalk as amateur boxers have a higher intensity.”Th biggest difference is the intensity of the bouts. In a professional bout, you have 10 rounds but in amateur boxing, you have just three round with the intensity of 10 rounds squeezed into it,” she said.She also explained that shorter bout format of the amateur boxing also makes it important to pick up points quickly as there are just three rounds to deal with.advertisementREAD – Mary Kom named brand ambassador of 2018 Women’s World Boxing Championships”In professional boxing, you can take your time to make a comeback after losing a round but in amateur, you have to catch up really fast. There are just nine minutes of action, which makes it very vital to pick points quickly,” she stressed.Shifting to 60kg category, from her usual 53 kg category, to deal with the longer tournament format of the amateur level, Dayana said she is still getting used to the fact that she is one among many boxers at the amateur level.”It is a new thing for me; professional boxing is individual-centric and the spotlight was always on me. but here I am just one among many,” she concluded.last_img

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