‘It’s over…’: Mary Kom announces retirement from all competitions

Image Source : GETTY Mary Kom during the Olympics 2020

India’s star boxer Mary Kom announced her decision to retire from professional boxing on Wednesday, January 24. The legendary six-time world champion cited age behind her reason for hanging her boots from all competitions.

“If I say from my heart, I am still hungry to do something,” Mary Kom said. “I still want to compete and represent the country. But I am not being able to compete from this year because of age limit.

“But I will still try to do something relating to boxing. (I) May go to pro but don’t know yet what I will do. I still have the spirit to play one to two years or even four years. I could not compete this year due to age bar, I missed a lot of competitions. I had a major injury, an ACL and after recovery I missed a lot of competitions like Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championships.

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