Club: TNT Boxing Academy
Coach: Stephen Bailey
Date of birth: June 17th, 1994
Birthplace: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Hometown: Guelph, Ontario
Height: 162cm (5’3″)
Weight category: 51 kg
2018 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2017 CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS | SILVER
2017 CANADIAN CHAMPION & BEST BOXER OF THE TOURNAMENT
2016 GOLDEN GIRL TOURNAMENT (SWEDEN) | GOLD & BEST BOXER OF THE TOURNAMENT
2X GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPION
Sara Haghighat-Joo started boxing at the age of 16 at the Astoria Boxing Club in Vancouver, BC. She initially started because she grew tired of team sports in high school as one of her coaches held told her she would not get much playing time. It is her parents that suggested she try out boxing. At first, she did it for the fitness aspect of the sport, but after only four months of training, her coach taught she was ready to start sparring and that is when she quickly realized she was quite good at boxing. In the short span of four months of sparring, she had her first bout at the BC Golden Gloves Tournament and she won the competition in the Youth division and later on, as an Elite boxer as well. Even since, she never looked back and she moved halfway across the country, away from her hometown and family, to pursue boxing and train with the best. She knows that every decisions she made were the right ones to get to where she hopes to get.
Sara loves the adrenaline rush she gets during competition. Also, since it is an individual sport, she likes that the pressure to perform is on herself. In the next ten years, she wishes to competed at the highest level: the Olympic Games. If it’s not in 2020, she will keep trying for 2024. “I know it’s not an easy goal, but if it was easy, everyone would be there 😉 “
Sara completed two years of her Undergrad in Human Kinetics. She transferred from University of British Columbia (UBC) to the University of Guelph, but she it currently taking it very slowly as she is currently training full-time for boxing. She would like to become an Athletic Therapist.
FAVORITE TV SHOW & MOVIE : Grey’s Anatomy & Pursuit of Happiness
FAVORITE MUSIC : Hip Hop
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Oatmeal with a bowl of fruits and coffee
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Basketball
PLACES TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : Thailand
FUN FACT THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT HER : I played violin from the ages 8 to 12
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Eventually, when she finishes her schooling, she would like to become an Athletic Therapist. All my life, I suffered from a lot of injuries and I want to be able to give back and share the knowledge about whatI went through as an athlete and how to overcome these injuries.
Posted on: 27/06/2017