Indian National Boxing Champion Asha “Knockout Queen” Roka has been a competitive athlete for almost her entire life. She first began with basketball at a sports academy in her native Bhopal, but she switched to boxing at the age of 11 after watching her brother train in the sport.
Roka went on to represent India at the international level and won multiple gold medals in amateur competitions before she became a professional in 2016. Although she was still undefeated in the sport, she decided to test her skills in mixed martial arts in 2017 after she watched some bouts on television.
The “Knockout Queen” excelled immediately and racked up four first-round finishes in Indian promotion Super Fight League in less than two months. In her new home at ONE Championship, she already has her eye on the ONE Atomweight World Title, and if she can win the gold, she is determined to hold onto it for a long time.