NEW DELHI, June 23: Five-time world champion MC Mary Kom bowed out with a shock quarterfinal loss but India managed a reasonably good day with three men and one woman advancing to the semifinals of the Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament in Mongolia today.
Mary Kom (51kg), who was returning to action after a one-year hiatus, went down owing to an unanimous decision in favour of Korean Chol Mi Bang.
The 34-year-old, a five-time world champion and an Olympic bronze-medallist, struggled to connect clean punches against her taller rival and was even warned once for excessive bending.
Mary Kom would be going back to the light flyweight 48kg category after this to focus on the Asian Championships in November and the Commonwealth Games next year. � PTI