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'Mary Kom Movie Makes Me Angry,' Says The Ace Boxer On The Priyanka Chopra Starrer

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Ace boxer Mary Kom has said that she is angry at that the movie
  • She said that the biopic did not show her real emotions and did not depict the 'unfair' decisions taken against her during the final match at the 2008 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships.

Ace boxer Mary Kom has said that she is angry that the Priyanka Chopra starring biopic did not show her real emotions and did not depict the 'unfair' decisions taken against her during the final match during a boxing championship. She was speaking to Republic TV's editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami on the Nation Wants To Know.

"There have been a lot of unfair decisions (during selections). Even the movie makes me angry. It did not show what really happened," she said.

"Actually that is the winning bout but the referee did not give me the point. I felt ashamed and angry, when the decision was not made in my favour. I am an Indian and I have achieved many things. After they raised the match was over, I came down quietly, I was calm. But when I saw what I they were doing, I realised they had planned it. They were happy and joyful. So I blasted them. But that is not shown in the the movie. They banned me for a couple of weeks," she explained.

The film on her life was released in September 2014 and she was portrayed by Priyanka Chopra. 

Kom became the first female pugilist to win six gold medals in the history of the World Boxing Championships this year. She surpassed Irish Boxer Katie Tayor's record of five golds and a bronze in the competition.

"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. 

READ: India's Mary Kom Becomes First Female Boxer To Win Six World Boxing Championship Gold Medals

Kom also spoke about what kept her going despite the mountain of odds she faced in her journey to bag the gold at the and create history. She even said that he was one of the reason she took up boxing.

Muhammad Ali is my hero. He is my superstar and he is a hero. I am really inspired by him. I took up boxing because of him. Now unfortunately (he passed away). Everyone who is inspired by him is feeling the loss.

READ: 'Muhammad Ali Is My Hero, My Superstar,' Reveals Mary Kom To Arnab Goswami On Nation Wants To Know

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