Indian boxing great Mary Kom denies having taken retirement, says she was misquoted.
Six-time World Champion and 2012 Olympic medallist Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom on Wednesday announced her retirement from boxing.
Mary Kom is not ruling out turning pro in the coming years as the veteran boxer admitted that she can no longer fight in amateur boxing due to age restrictions.
Mary Kom spoke of her 20-year journey of hard work and devoting her life to boxing as she accepted the award from Indian High Commissioner to the UK Vikram Doraiswami at a gala ceremony on Thursday night.
The Army and Assam Rifles were deployed to control the situation in the northeastern state where violence broke out during a tribal agitation on Wednesday.
Nikhat Zareen's earlier World Boxing Championship (2022) win came in the 52 kg category. She changed her weight category as 50kg class is included in Olympics.
Mary Kom will not compete in this edition due to her recovery from the injury but she will serve as the event's brand ambassador alongside Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar.
The Committee, led by legendary boxer MC Mary Kom, was formed on January 23 to investigate into the claims made by country's top wrestlers
Top wrestlers including Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia tweeted that they were not consulted by the Sports Ministry before forming the oversight committee
The sports ministry on Saturday had directed the Wrestling Federation of India to suspend "all ongoing activities with immediate effect"