IMPHAL, Nov, 25: Asian women boxing champion L Sarita has expressed deep regret and shock over defeat of five times world women boxing champion MC Mary Kom at the Guangzhou Asian games. Mary Kom lost to Ren Cancan of China by 7-11 points in the semi final of the 51kg category yesterday.
Mary Kom is reigning five times world boxing champion in the 48kg category but she was competing in the 51kg category at the Asiad.
Speaking to IFP today L Sarita said she could not believe Mary Kom would lose so easily to the Chinese. Stating that she had twice defeated the Chinese boxer, Sarita expressed shock over the manner ‘Magnificient Mary’ lost so easily to her opponent at the Asian Games yesterday.
Mary Kom is the reigning world champion in 48kg category while L Sarita is Asian champion in 51kg category.
Mention may be made that L Sarita lodged strong protest against selection process of boxers for the Asian games held few months back at New Delhi and she even staged protest sit in at the official residence of Union sports minister MS Gill and threatened to return Arjuna award confered to her by the central government.