Mary Kom thanks Sports Minister for showing support

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02 Nov 2018

Mary Kom, Rajyavardhan Rathore engage in a boxing bout

Boxing ace Mary Kom was challenged by Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to a bout and it was quite a thrilling affair.

The five-time world champion was seen throwing punches at the former Olympic silver medalist.

Mary Kom will be representing India in the World Boxing Championship, which will be held in the national capital, this month.

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Rathore quite sharp with his reflexes and defending punches

Rathore quite sharp with his reflexes and defending punches

Rathore was a champion shooter during his days, but as seen in the video, he is also a decent boxer.

The Sports Minister was sharp with his reflexes and defended several punches from Kom.

Rathore has been actively spreading awareness about the importance of sports on social media.

And it was nice to see him enjoying a fun moment.

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Rathore started a viral campaign #HumFitTohIndiaFit

Earlier this year, Rathore was seen promoting a fitness challenge on social media platform Twitter and urged everyone to shoot a video of themselves practising their fitness mantra. The campaign, #HumFitTohIndiaFit, went viral as several celebrities participated in it.

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Mary Kom eyeing her 6th Women's World Championship crown

Mary Kom was recently named as the brand ambassador of the 10th edition of the upcoming Women's World Championship.

The Manipuri legend will be eyeing a sixth Women's World Championship crown.

The tournament is set to be held from November 15 to 24.

The event will see around 300 pugilists from 70 countries taking part across 10 weight categories.

Kom eyes gold in front of the home crowd

"This World Championship is special in 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 Kom.

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