TORONTO — United Boxing Promotions, Ontario’s premier boxing company, today announced that it has reached a long-term promotional agreement with world-ranked light flyweight contender Sara Haghighat-Joo.

“I am excited to officially welcome Sara to the stable, she is one of the most sought-after fighters to make the switch to the professional ranks in Ontario,” said United president Tyler Buxton. “With Sara’s talent, she will continue to move fast in the sport and we look forward to seeing her in massive fights very soon.

“We are completely on the same page as Sara and her team, and want to grow her profile as a star on Ontario’s biggest cards.”

Haghighat-Joo (3-0, IBF #6, WBA #8) dazzled in 2023, scoring dominant victories over ranked contender Esmeralda Gaona in October and former World Title Challenger Mayela Perez in February.

“It’s all about the vision, and both United and I have the same idea of where my career is going to go,” said Haghighat-Joo. “Since the start, I’ve been moving fast with eight- and ten-round fights — now we’re ready for titles.”

Working with United, the light flyweight contender is on the cusp of fighting for a major championship on home turf.

“A legitimate title is where we’re headed,” said a determined Haghighat-Joo, who did not lose a single round in 2023. “Bringing titles to home base in Toronto — I want to bring everyone here, with my friends, family, gym and promotional team supporting me.”

Haghighat-Joo (Etobicoke, Ont./Vancouver, B.C.) is trained by Stevie Bailey out of Toronto’s West End Athletic Club.

Fighter File: Sara Haghighat-Joo

Most recently shut out WBO No. 5 Esmeralda Gaona in October…In the amateur ranks, a Canadian and Irish National Champion…Made her pro debut on Nov. 12. 2022 with a dominant eight-round win over former WBC Silver Challenger Nayeli Verde…Born June 17, 1994 (29) in North Vancouver, B.C.

About United Boxing Promotions

Featuring the province’s best fighters in world-class venues, Tyler Buxton’s United Boxing Promotions has a two-decade track record of developing elite boxing talent and delivering one of the premier fan experiences in Ontario sport. United’s roster includes four reigning IBO continental champions, a former Olympian and a former WBO World Title Challenger.