Indian boxer Mary Kom breaks world file at Ladies's World Boxing Championships

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The four Indians can not get a better chance to emerge champions on home conditions, but a lot will depend on the celebrated Mary Kom, who have already become the most successful woman boxer in history of the championships by assuring herself of a seventh medal. With five successive gold medals and a silver at the championships, the Manipuri boxer - a mother of three - is now tied with Irish legend Katie Taylor (five gold and a bronze) on the number of maximum medals won.

India have not won a gold since 2010 when Mary Kom won her last medal.

Mary Kom, a mother of three children, is now tied with Ireland icon Katie Tyler in the all-time list of gold medal wins by a women boxer in world championships.

"I had defeated her in final of last Asian Championship in Vietnam, so I was a little alert". So it is always tough when you play a taller opponent, due to their reach they have the advantage.

However, it was the end of road for young Lovlina Borgohain who lost to Chinese Taipei's Nien-Chin Chen in the 69kg category semi-final.

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"I did watch some of the video clips to know her style of boxing", said 21-year-old who has displayed a flawless mix of caution with aggression so far.

In the summit clash on Saturday, Mary Kom will take on Ukraine's Hanna Okhota whom the Indian had beaten earlier this year in a tournament in Poland. Taylor now plies her trade in the professional circuit.

"But once I got her game I thought out what to do and I had not much of a problem after that", she added. "I will look at her in the ring in the first round and then see from there". I will read that bout and plan the strategy. Unfortunately, Lovlina received a warning from the referee in the third round for hitting at the back of the head of the opponent and one point was cut from all the five judges. Lovlina did not win any single round.

"I had a strong opponent and I gave my all. I am happy that I am in the final". "I did watch some of the video clips to know her style of boxing", said 21-year-old.

The difference in experience showed between the two as Petrova controlled Maun's aggression with well timed counters, majority in combinations that unsettled the Indian. Sonia Chahal will take on Hwa Son Jo of North Korea in 57kg while Simranjit Kaur will square off against Dan Dou Of China in 64kg.