Mary Kom record sixth-title win in December, last year, has propelled her on the top of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) rankings. In the latest rankings released by the AIBA, ‘Magnificent Mary’ is placed on the top spot in the 48-kg category with 1700 points.
After a stellar show in 2018, the high ranking comes as a perfect reward for the celebrated Indian boxer. The 36-year-old had a stupendous last year, where she emerged as a Gold medallist in Commonwealth Games 2018.
Also, she won a Gold medal in an international boxing event in Poland. Magnificent Mary, as her fans fondly call her, Mary Kom also won a silver medal at the prestigious Strandja Memorial in Bulgaria, the previous year. World Boxing Champion Mary Kom Makes a Badass Cover Girl for Femina Magazine’s January 2019 Issue, See Pics.
After a marvellous 2018, Mary Kom has set her sights on the Gold Medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020. However, for that, she will have to prepare herself for the 51-kg category, as the 48-kg class will not be a part of the upcoming Olympics Games.
Women’s Light Fly (45-48kg) Rankings as of December 2018:
|1||HMANGTE Chungneijang Mary Kom||India||1700|
|3||KIM Hyang Mi||North Korea||1050|
Will the number one women boxer, in 48-kg category, and the only woman to win the World Championships six times, be able to deliver a Gold medal for India at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? Well, it is for time to tell, but for now Mary Kom’s top ranking in the latest AIBA rankings in a proud moment for every Indian.