Asian Games: Boxer Mary Kom defeats Vietnam's Thi Bang to enter final

Incheon: India's M.C. Mary Kom secured a berth in the gold medal bout of the women's flyweight (48-51kg) after a convincing win in the semi-final of the 17th Asian Games here Tuesday.

The 31-year-old Indian beat Vietnam's Le Thi Bang by a unanimous 3-0 decision to enter the final.

The five-time world champion was in fine form and her speed and guile was just too much to handle for the Vietnamese fighter.

Mary Kom
Mary Kom. Pic/ AFP

Mary Kom peppered her opponent with multiple combination punches and didn't give her anytime to gain a foothold.

Le went for broke in the fourth and final round and managed to connect a few punches but with the Indian, having already won the previous three rounds there was very little the Vietnamese could do.

Judge A from Bulgaria ruled the bout 40-36 in favour of the Indian. Judge B of Morocco gave the same scores but Judge C of Italy awarded the fourth round 10-9 in favour of Le, however, his final scored of 39-37 went to Mary Kom.

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