Star Indian boxer M C Mary Kom on Saturday, November 24, defeated Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota win record-equalling sixth gold at the World Boxing Championship at New Delhi. Mary Kom emerged victorious via unanimous 5-0 decision in 48kg light flyweight class and with that she now joins Cuban legend Felix Savon’s as the most successful boxer (Men and Women) in the World Championships’ history.
The 35-year-old boxer made it to the finals after defeating her North Korean opponent Mi Hyang Kim in a unanimous 5-0 decision. Meanwhile, this was the legendary Indian boxer’s second win over the 22-year-old Hanna Okhota this year, having defeated her earlier in a tournament in Poland.
‘Magnificent Mary’ is now the most successful woman pugilist in the event’s history, having clinched six gold medals. She now overtakes Katie Taylor of Ireland who has won the world title five times.
Interestingly, Mary Kom’s first world title came way back in 2002 and now 16 years later, the super boxer from India makes it six. This is her second world title in front of the home crowd after the 2006 win, which was in New Delhi as well.