GUWAHATI: “If I am her idol, how can she challenge me?” retorted MC Mary Kom at the press conference after securing a final berth in the 51kg category of the India Open here on Thursday. The six-time world champion was referring to a comment by Nikhat Zareen-her opponent in the semifinal.
The Telangana boxer had spoken of giving a tough fight to her idol and inspiration the legendary Manipur pugilist. her exact words after setting up the semifinal were: “She’s my idol and has got all the experience. I’ve to apply my brain to win against her. last time when I fought against her, I was a bit nervous and it was a very tough fight. but this time, I am confident of putting up a strong fight. I will give my 100% and I’m sure the spectators will enjoy8 it.”