Olympic boxing: Mary Kom punches her way into quarter-final

India's M.C. Mary Kom punched her way into the quarterfinals of women's boxing in the 51kg category at the 2012 London Olympics on Sunday.

updated: August 05, 2012 20:19 IST
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London: M.C. Mary Kom, India's medal hope in Olympic women's boxing, put on a valiant display as she downed a bigger Polish opponent Karolina Michalczuk to enter the quarterfinals of the 51 kg category here Sunday.

The five-time world champion, had to fight hard to progress to the next stage, winning 19-14 at the ExCel Arena. The Indian faces Maroua Rahali of Tunisia in a last eight bout Monday.

The first round was a tight affair as both the boxers came out attacking. There was nothing to separate the two as the round ended 3-3.

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