ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)- Sharahya Moreu is an 18-year-old amateur boxer who is currently ranked No.1 in the USA at 165 pounds. She is now hoping to take that U.S. rank and test it against the best in the world in the Youth Women’s World Boxing Championships.
“This one is bigger than like any tournament in the US or anything because this is against the world”, said Moreu. This world stage event will take place on November 16 in India. It is a 26-hour flight but Sharahya is ready for anything and ready to boost her boxing resume.
“If I win that tournament I will be ranked No.1 in the world and it puts me in a better position for the 2020 Olympics”, Moreu said.
Sharahya has been boxing since she was 12 years old, and in just 6 years she has already built a solid resume. Moreu is a 2016 USA boxing youth National champion, a two-time gold Junior Olympic youth champion, a 2017 Western Regional Gold champion, a two-time Silver Junior Olympic Nationals, a 2014 Silver Youth worlds Champion, a two-time Ringside World Champion, and a four-time Native American National Champion.
She is known for her body blows. Opponents seem intimidated by Sharahya and maybe it’s due to her 5-foot-10 frame. “They are always like, oh man she’s tall, a she’s not that age, or man I don’t want to go in there because her jab is too long or something like that. It’s just always something different”, Moreu said.
Moreu will head to USA Boxing Training Facility in Colorado from November 5 to November 14 to prepare for the match. She will then head to Guwahati, India to compete November 16 to 26.