Mary Kom enters quarterfinals of World Championships


Russia: Six-time champion M C Mary Kom advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Women’s Boxing Championships here on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old Mary Kom triumphed 5-0 win against Thailand’s Jutamas Jitpong.

The third-seeded Indian, who got a bye in the opening round, spent the first three minutes getting a good measure of her opponent before taking control of the proceedings.

Chasing her first world medal in the 51kg division, Mary Kom picked up pace in the second round and was especially sharp with her counter-attacks.

On the other hand, Jamuna Boro (54kg) also entered the quarterfinals after she defeated fifth seed Ouidad Sfouh in the last-16 stage.

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