Ace boxer Mary Kom in a tell-all interview with Republic TV's Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami on 'Nation Wants To Know' revealed what motivates her to keep fighting despite facing many obstacles. By the means of a popular story about David and Goliath from the Bible, which teaches a lesson of courage and overcoming what seems impossible, Mary said she reminds herself that she is like the brave little David.
"I keep in mind that I am like a small David and the big big countries are Goliath. David was a small boy who killed the Goliath and I can do it. This is a game, I cannot kill them but I can beat them".
The story revolves around the land of Israel. King Saul and the Israelites were fighting the Philistines and one of the Philistines was a giant named Goliath. He was huge and strong and naturally everyone was afraid of him. Once Goliath shouted to the Israelites and challenged them to send a solider who would fight hims. No one wanted to the risk of life except David. He said that he would fight the giant. He picked up five stones, took his sling and went to fight Goliath. David put a stone in his sling and threw the stone at Goliath's head making him fall to the ground. David took Goliath’s sword and defeated him.
On November 24, the 35-year-old Mary Kom beat her opponent in the 48 kg category without breaking a sweat. She has now inscribed her name in the history books of world boxing by becoming the first woman boxer to win six gold medals in the competition. She also equaled the record of Cuban legend Felix Savon, as one of the most successful boxers in the history of the competition.
After adding a sixth world boxing championship title to her illustrious trophy cabinet, India's ace boxer M C Mary Kom is looking to add a fresh feather into her already illustrious cap.
"I have a medal in Olympics (a bronze in 2012), but gold is something I dream for. I am very happy about my championship win, as it boosted my confidence to face life head-on," she told reporters on the sidelines of an athletics event here.
"I am eyeing a gold at Tokyo Olympics. I will train doubly-triply hard to get a gold for my country," she said.