Mary Kom gets first round bye

May 12, 2012, 08:59 IST | Agencies

India's five-time world champion M C Mary Kom yesterday got the seventh seeding and a first-round bye in the the World Women's Boxing Championships China.

Mary Kom (51kg) opens her campaign on Sunday against winner of the preliminary bout between Asian bronze-medallist Ayako Minowa of Japan and Athina Malefaki of Greece.

In the 60kg category, Asian champion L Sarita Devi will square off against Ayzanat Hajiyeva of Azerbaijan on Saturday. On the same day, Pooja Rani (75kg) will fight it out against Claressa Shields of USA. 

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