Boxing champion MC Mary Kom etched her name in the history by winning her sixth gold at Women’s World Championship with an unanimous 5-0 result over Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota. 'My humble background gives me more strength to keep fighting', said the indomitable Mary in a tell-all interview with Republic TV's Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami on 'Nation Wants To Know'.
Stating that she was not born with a silver spoon, Ace boxer Mary Kom said:
"If I was from a Middle class or High Class background, I would not have achieved the kind of title and all. So, I thank God that I was related to a humble background, born in a poor family. That gives me more strength to keep fighting"
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.