Síofra Lawless The Newest Boxing World Champion From Bray

Síofra Lawless shines with historic gold at World Junior Boxing Championships. Witness her dominance in the 63kg division, securing victory for Ireland's Four Kings BC

Síofra Lawless The Newest Boxing World Champion From Bray
HerSport Editor
HerSport Editor

In the boxing arenas of Yerevan, Armenia, a rising star from County Wicklow, Síofra Lawless, etched her name into the history books, claiming gold for Ireland at the World Junior Boxing Championships. It was a masterful performance from the teenager who was nothing short of spectacular on her way to gold in the 63kg division.

Lawless's road to glory began with a commanding second-round stoppage victory over Georgia's Ana Khvedelidze in the semi-finals. This set up a showdown in the final against India's Shrushti Sachin Sathe. In a bout that showcased Lawless's dominance, she secured a unanimous decision victory, leaving no room for doubt about her supremacy in the ring.

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The Four Kings Boxing Club athlete emerged triumphant, securing the Junior World Title with a resounding 5-0 decision win on the judges scorecards. The contest was a display of Lawless's boxing prowess with her sublime performance in the opening round, marked by precision and combinations, setting the tone for the entire bout.

Facing a determined Sathe in the second round, Lawless showcased her versatility, navigating through challenges and inflicting a standing count on her opponent with a calculated flurry of punches. The final round saw Lawless go to war, unleashing a barrage of shots that led to Sathe receiving a standing count, sealing Lawless's triumph.

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The judges' unanimous decision in favor of Lawless reflected not only her technical prowess but also her ability to adapt to the ebb and flow of the bout. The tight scoring in the second round underscored the resilient efforts of Sathe, but Lawless's command remained unshaken.

Lawless's journey to the gold was marked by a scintillating semi-final performance against Georgia's Khvedelidze, where she secured victory by knockout in the second round. The relentless power and style displayed in that bout foreshadowed Lawless's inevitable ascent to the pinnacle of the podium.

In the aftermath of her historic win, Lawless was not only crowned the new junior World 63kg champion but also earned the prestigious title of Female Boxer of the championships in Yerevan.


Wicklow boxing coach Ste Coughlan, whose legacy has been intertwined with the sport, witnessed the culmination of Lawless's journey to gold. As the accolades pour in, the legacy of Irish boxing continues to grow, with Lawless's triumph adding another glorious chapter to the storied narrative of Ireland's success in the ring.

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