Mary Kom is likely to retire after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The six-time world champion said on Thursday in an interaction with the media.
“Maybe after 2020, I want to retire. But, my main mission is to really win gold for the nation. From the beginning till now, I have been fighting. Maybe nobody can fight this long. There are so many youngsters who have come and performed well. I hope, very soon we get another Mary Kom. That is what I wish and pray,” the world number one boxer from Manipur said.
She has been in the ring for near about 17 years and within this period she has won six gold medals and one one silver medal in the World Boxing Championship, making her the most successful boxer in the 10-year history of the tournament.
It may be mentioned here that Mary Kom even equaled male pugilist Felix Savon of Cuba by becoming an all-time best boxer with sic gold and one silver medal in World Championship.