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India's Mary Kom becomes world's top woman boxer

Khas Khabar-English 2019-01-11 14:46:39

India’s Mary Kom rose to the top of the boxing world rankings Thursday, two months after becoming the first female boxer to win six world championships. The 36-year-old mother-of-three was ranked number one by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) in the Light Fly 45-48 kilogramme category, scoring 1700 points. Kom capped her 2018 campaign with her sixth world championship title after defeating Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota by 5-0 in Delhi.

Okhota is ranked number two in the world, with 1100 points. That victory took her past Ireland’s Katie Taylor, and level with the men’s record held by Cuban legend Felix Savon as the most successful pugilist ever at the world championships. Read More...