Having already secured her seventh medal at the World Championships, the most in the history of the competition, Mary Kom would be looking to win her sixth gold when she faces the Ukrainian, who defeated Madoka Wada of Japan by unanimous verdict.
The star boxer, whose life had inspired the movie "Mary Kom" - starring Priyanka Chopra - courted congratulations galore from the actress, as well as celebrated names like Amitabh Bachchan, S.S. Rajamouli and Prosenjit Chatterjee.
It is a tribute to the 35-year-old's ability to keep the fire in her belly raging for so long - through marriage, child-birth and a bitter rivalry with Pinky Rani Jangra. Six times gold medalist world championship!
Taking on Hannah Okata of Ukraine in the final on Sunday, Mary Kom out-boxed and out-jabbed her opponent as she was declared the victor of the final after three rounds by a unanimous 5-0 decision from the judges. "6th world boxing championship Gold title #MaryKom".
This is India's first gold at this edition of the Worlds and its third medal overall after Lovlina Borgohain and Simranjeet Kaur won bronze medals previously in the tournament. Her first four gold medals had come in pinweight category.
Mary Kom creates history after winning Sixth World Championship Title 2018
Mother of three, Mary Kom is still not planning on slowing down anytime soon.
The women's world championship has been running for 17 years.
A sportswoman beyond compare, Mary Kom received a deafening ovation from the jam-packed Indira Gandhi Stadium at New Delhi as she walked out for her historic contest.
Kom, who was the subject of a Bollywood film in 2014, won bronze at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
"Ayushmann Khurrana posted a lovely photo of Mary Kom with India's flag on his Twitter handle and wrote, "#MaryKom you rule! They came especially for me and the Indian contingent - to cheer for us.
In a hard-fought duel between two southpaws, Mary showcased her lovely assortment of right jabs and well-rehearsed combinations to seize initiative. "Pressure was something I always felt but don't know how to put this gold alongside the earlier five", she reasoned. She first won a senior level medal in 2016.More news: Microsoft has heavily discounted Xbox One X consoles globally
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