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"World Boxing Championship":"Mary Kom in quarterfinal", one win away from world record.


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-Boxer MC Mary Kom will win a match and secure a record 8th medal in the World Championship. -Mary Kom in the women's category and Felix Sevan of Cuba in the men's category won 7-7 medals.

Six-time world champion Indian boxer MC Mary Kom has reached the quarter-finals of the 51 kg weight category. Mary Kom beat Jutamas Jitpong of Thailand 5–0 in the pre-quarterfinals of the World Championship. Even though Jitpong hit a good punch on Mary Kom, Mary Kom won the experience and won. In the men's category, Felix Sevan of Cuba won six gold, 1 silver and in the women's category Mary Kom won 7 medals including 6 gold, 1 silver. This is the overall record.

In the quarter-finals against Ingrit Valencia: Mary Kom will take on Colombia's Ingrit Valencia in the quarter-finals. If Mary Kom wins the next round, she will be awarded a medal and confirmed. This will be the eighth medal of Mary Kom. Till date, no player has won eight medals in the men's and women's categories at the World Championships. In the 75 kg weight category, former Silver Medalist Sweety Boora lost out.