Six-time World Champion, MC Mary Kom stepped into the quarterfinals at the AIBA Women’s World Championships held at Ulan-Ude, Russia on Ocober 8th, 2019.
Mary had a tough fight with Thailand’s Jutumas Jitpong as the spunky boxer played aggressively but had the last smile as she triumphed 5-0 against her opponent.
Chasing her first world medal in the 51kg category, Mary dislodged her opponent’s defense with sharp counter attacks and took charge of the proceedings from the second round onwards.
Mary is now one step away from securing yet another medal and will face Lorena Victoria Valencia of Colombia on October 10th, 2019.
However, in a major disappointment for India, Saweety Boora lost to Louise Price in her pre-quarterfinals final bout in the 75 kg category. The former world silver medalist though put her best foot forward but the 2018 CWG gold medalist prevailed with a split verdict of 3-1.