Mary Kom throws punches with Sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore

Nov 02, 2018, 09:15 IST | A Correspondent

The London Olympics bronze medal-winning boxer was seen landing some quick punches which Rathore swiftly moves across to defend. "He was taller than me so reaching him was a challenge," she said. What fun!

Mary Kom throws punches with Sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore
MC Mary Kom and Rajyavardhan Rathore

India sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore believes in the hands-on approach and proved it yesterday when he sparred with five-time world boxing champion MC Mary Kom.

Rahore, a silver medal-winning shooter at the 2004 Athens Olympics, was visiting the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi, ahead of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships (November 15 to 24).

He interacted with some of the boxers who were training and then donned the gloves to face Mary Kom. The London Olympics bronze medal-winning boxer was seen landing some quick punches which Rathore swiftly moves across to defend. "He was taller than me so reaching him was a challenge," she said. What fun!

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