Star Indian boxer MC Mary Kom defeated North Korea’s Hyang Mi Kim in the 48 kg category to clinch gold in the Asian Boxing Championship in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday.
The Olympic bronze medallist got the better of her opponent in a unanimous 5-0 verdict to win her fifth gold at the Asian Boxing Championship and first in the 48 kg category.
Both boxers started the first round looking to attack and get an early lead. Mary Kom landed a number of blows but Kim didn’t back down and got a few punches of her own before the round ended.
The second and third round was less intense, as Mary Kom took her time before picking her moment to strike. Showcasing her defensive capability, she fended off her challenger whilst also landing a few punches when the opportunity arose.
Her game plan worked and she won the final by a unanimous decision.