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MC Mary Kom vs Hyang Mi Kim, Live score updates, Asian Women's Boxing Championship Final

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedNov 08, 2017 12:53 IST

MC Mary Kom wins 5-0 to win her fifth Asian C'ships gold medal.

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This was a hugely entertaining bout, as both the boxers gave it their all, and threw the hard punches. However, Mary Kom used all her experience to move around the ring, and confuse her opponent.

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And she gets the decision! MC Mary Kom wins her 5th Women's Asian Boxing Championship gold medal, after defeating Hyang Mi Kim, via a UNANIMOUS DECISION!

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And with that, we come to the end of Round 3, and the bout. Mary did manage to get some punches in Round 3, but let's see who gets the decision here.

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Mary ducks, an she ducks well, as she even manages to get in a jab on the counter.

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And they've thrown all caution out of the window suddenly, as they go for a flurry of furious punches. Difficult to see who managed to land a few blows there.

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Both Mary and Kim are being very cautious here.

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And we're off in Round 3

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And with that, we come to the end of Round 2. This has been a close round as well. Mary showed some good movement, but Kim has managed to keep things tight.

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A combination of punches by Kim sees MAry at the ropes yet again.

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Its a rather close contest here, with neither of the boxers giving an inch.

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Kim tries a left hook, but Mary ducks out of the way.

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Its a cautious start by both the boxers, but Mary surges forward, trying to get the jabs in.

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The boxers are back in the ring for Round 2.

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And the bell goes off, to signal the end of Round 1. It was a difficult round for Mary, who found herself pinned to the ropes for a while, but she did show good movement of her feet.

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Kim is using the space on the ring well, to pin Mary Kom back to the ropes.

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Kim is going on the offensive from the very start, but Mary seems to be moving around the court well.

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The referee explains the rules, and signals for the gong to go off.

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The two boxers are out on the ring, and are ready to for the bout.

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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the MC Mary Kom vs Hyang Mi Kim 48 kg category Women's Asian Boxing Championship final.

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Star Indian boxer MC Mary Kom is on a perfect comeback trail, as she looks to win her fifth gold medal in the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship, in Ho Chi Minh City, in Vietnam, on Wednesday.

The veteran Indian boxer has done brilliantly on her comeback trail, as she managed to reach the final of the first tournament she is participating, since making a return to amateur boxing.

Mary Kom faces a stiff challenge in the summit clash of the 48 kg category, in the Asian Women’s Boxing Championship, as she faces Hyang Mi Kim of Korea.

The 34-year-old has had a good tournament so far, as she defeated Tsubasa Komura of Japan in the semifinal, to make her way into the final. She had started off the bout in a slow-ish manner, as Komura put in some good combination moves. However, Mary used all her experience in the last two rounds, to deal the killer blows, moving around the ring with relative ease.

Not only did she show good movement, but Mary Kom also managed to land the punches, whenever she saw the opportunity.

Mary Kom has already been hugely successful in the Asian Boxing Championships, winning the title thrice in the past. Another victory in Ho Chi Minh city will all but ensure a fifth title for the Indian boxer.

The Indian boxer’s good form comes at a good time for her country, as athletes from all over India are looking to get back to full fitness ahead of mega events like the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games, next year.

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