Mary Kom wins gold at Asian Boxing Championship
Ho Chi Minh City: The 'Queen of comebacks' boxer MC Mary Kom defeated North Korea's Hyang Mi Kim in the 48 kg category to win gold in the Asian Boxing Championship here on Wednesday.
The Olympic bronze medallist got the better of her opponent in a unanimous 5-0 verdict to win her fifth gold at the Asian Boxing Championship and first in the 48 kg category.
Earlier, five-time World Champion had on Tuesday cruised into the 48-kg final by defeating Japans Tsubasa Komura 5-0 to stay on course for her fifth gold medal in the continental event.
"I have been fighting for my country for many years and each time when I start well, that is a good sign. It motivates the others to perform well too," Mary had explained after her bout.
"I would like to thank the President of Boxing Federation of India (BFI), Ajay Singh, for his support. It wouldn’t have been possible without him," she had added.