(MAR 1) From March 16-26, in the
capital of Mongolia, Ulan Bator, the 2012 Asian Confederation
Women’s Boxing Championship will be held. According to local
news source Times of India, the tournament should serve
as a good preparatory event for the female boxers who are
participating in the 2012 AIBA World Women’s Boxing
Championships, May 9-20, in Qinhuangdao, China.
In the news article by Times of India, they stated the
following: “Veteran boxers L Sarita Devi and MC Mary Kom have
accomplished insurmountable feats at this level of the game.
Sarita has been successful at winning a medal at all the
editions of the tournament; she won silver at Bangkok in the
feather weight division and followed it up with four consecutive
gold medals twice each in bantam and fly weight division.
time and reigning world champion Mary on the other hand missed
out on a medal in 2001, but has bagged three gold medals and one
silver medal since. She won the silver at Guwahati, Assam in
2008 and has won the light fly title thrice including, at the
previous edition in 2010 at Astana, Kazakhstan.”