The legendary MC Mary Kom has been named brand ambassador of the 10th edition of the Women’s World Championship in New Delhi. She will lead the Indian contingent for the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships at the IG Stadium’s K.D. Jhadav Hall slated to be held between November 15 and 24.

Kom, an Olympic bronze medallist and five-time world champion, is eyeing her sixth Women’s World Championship crown and second gold at home since 2006.

The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has unveiled the logo and anthem for the World Boxing Championships, where close to 300 pugilists from 70 countries across 10 weight categories will be participating. “This World Championship is special in a lot many ways. I would definitely give my best shot and want to live the feeling of winning gold in front of the home crowd,” said the five-time World Champion Mary Kom, India Today reported.

Kom looks confident after clinching a medal in Women’s Boxing at the  Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast this year. She is the first Indian woman to win a boxing Gold in CWG

The star boxer has recently just uploaded a video on Twitter in which she is seen having a ‘friendly’ fight with sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, and obviously the fans went crazy.

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Rathore, who is an Olympics silver medallist in shooting, was beaten by Kom, and social media cheered both the boxer and minister.

Rathore also wished all the participants, saying, “It is with immense delight that I note the arrival of the Boxing World Championship to India. Our athletes, especially our women athletes, have defied all odds to excel in their sports, and women boxers of India are testament to this. They have inspired not only upcoming sportspersons, but women in general as well.”

Besides India, some of the key countries who are sending their pugilists include USA, Australia, Ukraine, Germany, Thailand, England and Bulgaria.

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