Boxer Mary Kom creates history; wins record sixth World
MC Mary Kom has created history by becoming the first woman to win six boxing world titles after clinching the 48 kg gold at the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi.
The feisty Manipuri now has an incredible six gold and one silver in the showpiece, the last yellow metal coming in 2010 in Bridgetown.
The 35-year-old Indian legend faced up to Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota, knowing victory in the summit clash would see her overtake Ireland’s Katie Taylor, with whom she had been level on five gold medals. Buoyed by a packed home audience, Mary was awarded the bout by a unanimous verdict by the officials.
Mary Kom became the most successful boxer in the history of women’s world championships by beating Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota in an unanimous 5-0 verdict in the 48kg category summit bout.
16 years after winning her maiden World Championship crown – and eight years since her last – Mary becomes the most successful female in the history of the competition, and the joint-most successful pugilist overall along with Cuban all-time great Felix Savon.