After claiming a silver medal at the 2013 Canadian National Championships, knowing that her potential was limited by living in British Columbia, Haghighat-joo took the leap and moved across the country to Guelph, Ontario at the age of 19 to train at TNT Boxing and Fitness Academy with Coach Steve Bailey; a decision that has proven to pay out in dividends.
Since making the move, Haghighat-joo has gone on to have more than 70 bouts with Bailey in her corner, accumulate a number of tournament gold medals, and even win her first Canadian Championship Gold this past year in April 2017; 2 months after winning her first international gold medal, along with Best Technical Boxer of the tournament, at the Golden Girl Championship in Boras, Sweden.
With an astonishing record of 73 wins and 12 losses, Haghighat-joo has already made a mark on the international scene and is poised to represent Canada at Major games events in the coming years.
Check out her stats:
Name: Sara Haghighat-Joo
Club: TNT Boxing Academy
Coach: Stephen Bailey
Hometown: Guelph, Ontario
Date of birth: June 17th, 1994
Birthplace: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Started Boxing: 2010
Height: 162cm (5’3″)
Weight category: 54kg
Notable Accomplishments: 2017 Canadian Champion and Best Boxer of the Tournament, 2017 Continental Championships Silver Medalist, 2018 51KG Ontario Golden Gloves Champion
Photo Credit - Virgil Barrow (Fight To End Cancer)
We here at STING Sports Canada are happy to introduce Sara Haghighat-joo, our newest, and first female, brand ambassador. Remember to keep this athlete's name in mind as we approach the 2020 Olympics, and beyond, because she is sure to make an impact!
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