Ace Indian boxer Mary Kom stormed into the final round of the ongoing International Boxing Association (AIBA) Women’s World Boxing Championship after defeating Olympic brinze medallist Kim Hyang Mi of North Korea, on Thursday.
The 35- year- old thrashed her North Korean opponent 5-0 in women’s 48kg category. Raising the hopes of registering a historic sixth World Championship gold medal to her name.
Speaking about the fight after the match, the five- time world champion said that her opponent was bit alert on the day. But after one or two rounds, she understood her technique.
“I have defeated this girl (Hyang Mi) in last Asian Championship which was held in Vietnam. This time, she was a little more alert. It happens as every boxer learns something after a fight irrespective of the result. You analyse your previous bouts and strategies accordingly. Even I was ready. After one round or two, I understood her defense and counter and I got to know her game very easily”, she added.
When asked about the World Championship gold, the pugilist said that with the entire country showering so much love and support on her. She would try her best to win the final match.
“People are giving me so much love and support. They were cheering for me from the stadium like anything. Why won’t I try to win? I will do my best to make my country proud. Anything can happen in a bout but I will give my 100%”, she said.
Mary Kom, who has a total of six medals in World Championship including five gold and one silver, had last won the World Championship gold in 2010.
(With ANI inputs)