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Boxing in India is almost dead: MC Mary Kom

Famous Boxer And Olympics Bronze Medallist MC Mary Kom Today Lamented That The Boxing Sport Is Dying As She Doesn’t See Any Competition Happening Here.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 25 Jun 2016, 09:13:44 PM
Boxing in India is almost dead: MC Mary Kom

New Delhi :

Famous boxer and Olympics bronze medallist MC Mary Kom today lamented that the boxing sport is dying as she doesn’t see any competition happening here.

Mary Kom was present at the inauguration of Ultimate Boxing Championship organised by Phoenix Market City.  “Boxing in India is almost dead. There are no major competitions held for the past two years in India. I miss tears welling up in my eyes when I see the Indian flag going up after I had won a medal in an international event.”

“I hope this event will give a big boost for fighters and for upcoming youngsters,” she added.  She also made It clear that for now retirement is not on the cards for her and said that she wants to continue for another three years.

“It was unfortunate not to get the wild card, but would continue to play for next three years”, she said. On a separate note, Kom also congratulated athlete Dutee Chand for qualifying in the women's 100 metres dash at the Rio Olympics. 

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First Published : 25 Jun 2016, 09:04:00 PM

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