MC Mary Kom defeated Olympic bronze-medallist North Korea's Kim Hyang Mi 5-0 in the light flyweight (48kg) category semi-final to enter the final at the AIBA Women’s World Championships in New Delhi.
In Saturday's gold medal bout, the 35-year-old Indian boxing legend will take on Ukraine's Hanna Okhota, who beat Madoka Wada in the first semi-final.
In the semi-final Mary was successful to defend Kim Hyang’s punches, and at the same time came up with a right arm jab. Both boxers seemed to look tired in the third round. Kim Hyang looked the best in the final round but Mary continued her swift movement to defeat Kim Hyang.
Mary Kom entered the event with a remarkable tally of five gold medals and a silver to her credit. She last won a World Championship medal in 2010 when she clinched gold in the 48kg category. Before this World Championships, the Manipuri was tied with Irish legend Katie Taylor (five gold medals and a bronze) on the number of medals won. UNI