• Sunday, October 02, 2022

BOXING

India’s Magnificent Mary driven by Ali in bid for more boxing gold

Mary Kom (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

By: Sarwar Alam

She is a five-time world champion, mother of three and member of parliament, but Indian boxer Mary Kom believes that at 35 there is plenty more glory in the ring to come. Dubbed “Magnificent Mary” for a glittering career that has already inspired a Bollywood biopic, veteran Kom last month defied critics who wrote her off by winning a record fifth Asian women’s championships title in Vietnam. Driven on by the legacy of three-time world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, she has now set her sights on the Commonwealth Games in April, and even the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 where she…

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