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The Golden Punch: Mary Kom becomes world boxing champion for the sixth time

Mary Kom

With this win, Mary Kom has matched the record held by Cuba pugilist Felix Savon. Earlier this year, Mary had also won a gold at the Commonwealth Games.

 

New Delhi| Indian Boxer Mary Kom scripted a history on Saturday as she became the world boxing champion for the sixth time. Mary Kom bagged a gold medal after beating her opponent Hanna Okhota of Ukraine. She was fighting in 48kg light flyweight class category.

Talking to reporters here, she dedicated the medal to her country. “I want to dedicate this medal to all the people who were behind my hard work. I dedicate my gold to my country,” said Mary.


With this win, Mary has matched the record held by Cuba pugilist Felix Savon. Earlier this year, Mary had also won a gold at the Commonwealth Games.

 

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