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Marykom rues lack of sparring partners, quality competitions

Marykom rues lack of sparring partners, quality competitions

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) As six-time world champion MC Marykom prepares for the upcoming Olympic Games, she rues the lack of sparring partners and quality competitions due to the pandemic.

“There are not many international competitions. Therefore, I decided to attend the Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai. I competed in the Boxam Tournament in Spain two months ago and since then I have been training at home in India,” the 38 years old Indian boxer told AIBA, the world governing body of the sport.

Marykom has qualified in the 51 kg category.Adv.

The second wave of coronavirus has upset her preparation for the Olympics, she points out.

“Many of my sparring partners have tested positive. If you win, you don’t have to overestimate the success; just continue your hard work. I am not overconfident, and am looking forward to the final against the well-known Kazakh boxer [Nazym Kyzaibay at the Asian Championships],” said Marykom.

Marykom has won five editions of the Asian Boxing Championships and is looking ahead to winning another title.

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