MC Mary Kom punches her way into Asian Boxing Championship 2017 finals

  • MC Mary Kom punches her way into Asian Boxing Championship 2017 finals
07-11-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Five time world champion M C Mary Kom secured a berth in the finals of 2017 Asian Women's Boxing Championships being played in Vietnam as she beat Japan’s Tsubasa Komura by unanimous decision in Ho Chi Minh in the 48 kg semi-final on Tuesday.

The Manipuri pugilist, who won the bout 5-0, has progressed to the final for fifth time in six appearances at the event. Mary Kom put up a dominant display in all three rounds of the contest, outmanoeuvring her opponent in emphatic fashion.

 

Apart from Mary Kom, India’s has six other representatives in the semi-finals. Shiksha Singh shall be taking on Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yu-ting. Sonia Lather, Priyanka Choudhary, L Sarita Devi, Lovlina Borgohain and Seema Poonia shall also be in action in the semis, fighting it out for a place in the final on Tuesday.

Although 48 kg has been her preferred weight category, Mary Kom has been competing in the 51 kg category for the past five years.

 

It should be noted that Mary had won four gold and silver in her five previous appearances at the event.

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