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Mary Kom ranked number one female boxer by International Boxing Association
By Faria Begum
Tuesday 15/01/2019
India's Mary Kom

India's Mary Kom rose to the top of the boxing world rankings, two months after becoming the first female boxer to win six world championships.

The 36‑year‑old mother‑of‑three was ranked number one by the International Boxing Association in the Light Fly 45‑48 kilogram category, scoring 1700 points.

Kom capped her 2018 campaign with her sixth world championship title after defeating Ukraine's Hanna Okhota by 5‑0 in Delhi.

Okhota is ranked number two in the world, with 1100 points.

Kom, who was the subject of a Bollywood film in 2014, won bronze at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

She is likely to miss the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as her 48‑kg category is not included in the Games roster.

[Photo: TheIndianWeekender]

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