India’s boxing superstar Mary Kom after becoming the first female boxer to win six world championships, now has become the world’s No 1 boxer. According to the updated rankings put out by AIBA, Mary Kom is placed on top of the charts in the weight division with 1700 points.
The 36-year-old will have to jump to 51kg in pursuit of her 2020 Olympic dream as 48 kg is not yet included in the games’ roster. Kom capped her 2018 campaign with her sixth world championship title after defeating Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota by 5-0 in Delhi. Okhota is ranked number two in the world, with 1100 points.
Mary Kom is an Indian Olympic boxer from Manipur. She is the only woman to become World Amateur Boxing champion for a record six times, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the seven world championships.
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19 January, 2019