Mary Kom’s unprecedented sixth world title triumph has put her on the coveted number one position in the International Boxing Association.
According to the updated rankings put out by AIBA, Mary Kom is placed on top of the charts in the weight division with 1700 points.
The 36-year-old will have to jump to 51kg in pursuit of her 2020 Olympic dream as 48 kg is not yet included in the games’ roster.
The mother-of-three enjoyed a stellar 2018, by picking up gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and a tournament in Poland. She also won a silver at the prestigious Strandja Memorial in Bulgaria.
Mary Kom remains the only Indian female boxer to have won an Olympic medal, a bronze at the 2012 London Games, and also the only one with Commonwealth Games gold, won in Gold Coast last year.