With her final bout at the Women’s World Boxing Championship, Mary Kom will be fighting for her historic 6th World Boxing Gold.
Five-time World Gold medalist MC Mary Kom has defeated Olympic bronze medalist Kim Hyang Mi of North Korea in the lightweight category, thus entering the final round of the 10th AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in New Delhi.
Brilliant news – @MangteC reaches 7th world Championship Final as she beat Kim Hyang (N.KOR) in 48kg SF by 5-0
PC – @BFI_official
— Sports India (@SportsIndia3) November 22, 2018
Mary Kom ruled the game by 29-28, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, and 30-27.
Mary Kom displayed an outstanding physical presence and was beyond her opponent’s reach, throughout the game. To keep scoring points in the game, Mary Kom was quite swift on her feet and avoided a flurry of punches from her opponent. In the second round, Mary’s full power game was well-displayed in the match, when she started using her both arms to a good effect and landed some powerful punches on her North-Korean opponent.
Thus, Kim Hyang gave a tough fight at the last round, but Mary took the game away, way too easily.
Breaking: MC Mary Kom @MangteC assures herself a silver medal as she prevails over North Korea’s Kim Hyang in the women’s 45-48kg semis at #WorldBoxingChampionships #Boxing #AIBA @BFI_official pic.twitter.com/4KrUvcj1VW
— myKhel.com (@mykhelcom) November 22, 2018
Earlier Mary Kom, had issues in defeating her Chinese opponent in the light flyweight (48 kg) category quarterfinal contest, as she barged her way into the semifinals thus assuring of winning at least a bronze.
With this win, Mary has kept her dream alive of getting the 6th world championship medal in her kitty.
Mary Kom is currently on par with Ireland’s Katie Taylor with five golds in World Championships.
The 35-year old had earlier won silver and then won five consecutive golds in World Championships from 2002 to 2010. She has also won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
With the most successful pugilist in the World’s Women’s Boxing Championship history.
Mary Kom will now meet Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota in the final round on 24th November.
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