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After 8 years and at 35, Mary Kom becomes the most successful pugilist in World Championship

She proved all over again that why she is regarded as one of the most decorated female boxers of this world. Legendary India boxer Mary Kom beat Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota in the final of the Women’s World Boxing Championship to win the title for an unprecedented sixth time. Before this, Mary was tied with Ireland’s Katie Taylor with five titles each. But now, Mary is in the league of her own with six gold medals – 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2018.

In front of her home crowd, Mary blew away her Ukrainian counterpart in three rounds to take the crown. ‘Magnificent Mary’ won by unanimous verdict and also matched Cuban legend Felix Savon as the joint most successful pugilist (men and women) in the World Championships history.

Following the end of her bout, an emotional Mary thanked the crowd present at the venue, who witnessed her create history in the capital. “I want to thank the fans who turned up today (Saturday) to cheer me. They have been supporting me for the last many years,” Mary said trying to hold back her tears.

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