Mary Kom to receive ‘Legends Award’ from International Boxing Association

first_imgIndia’s ace boxer MC Mary Kom has been honoured with the ‘Legends Award’ by the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) on its 70th anniversary.In recognition of the outstanding achievements during her amateur boxing career at the pinnacle of world boxing and for setting up an example for millions of youths all around the world along with inspiring them, AIBA has decided to present Mary with this glorious award during a gala dinner ceremony which is to be held in Switzerland on December 20th.Mary, who is the first Indian female boxer to make a mark in the sport and to put India up on the boxing charts, is an Olympic Bronze medallist and a five-time World Champion.Mary, who is now a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha, feels that this recognition from AIBA will boost morale of female boxers in India.”I would like to thank the AIBA President and officials for this prestigious award. This recognition from AIBA will encourage young boxers in our country to work hard. It is a very emotional as well as a motivating day for me. Even after so many years, if people remember you and your achievements it shows their generosity and love towards me. Thank you once again for this award, it’s a memory I would cherish for my lifetime,” she said.AIBA is celebrating its 70th anniversary on December 20 during which they will present the AIBA ‘Legends Award’ to Mary.last_img

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