MC Mary Kom
MC Mary Kom (File image)

Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) of Manipur is one win away from securing Olympic berth after she advanced to the quarterfinals with victory of the Asian Qualifiers in Amman of Jordan on Saturday.

Second-seeded Mary Kom produced a typically clinical performance to dismantle New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games bronze-winner Tasmyn Benny for a 5-0 triumph.

Up next for Mary Kom is Filipino Irish Magno, who clobbered Hong Kong’s Winnie Au Yin Yin to force a win in just the second round of her last-16 bout.

Mary Kom made it look quite easy as she out maneuvered the Kiwi boxer with her sharp reflexes and a superior counter-attacking game.

The 37-year-old veteran’s command over the proceedings was quite impressive.

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