Mumbai: MC Mary Kom is very upset with the suspension of the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) by its parent world body AIBA and is fervently hoping that the issue would be sorted out at the earliest for the benefit of young Indian pugilists.
“I feel very upset. I hope this issue is resolved because it will affect the youngsters. I have proved myself, but what about the youngsters?” asked the London Olympics bronze medallist, here, on Monday.
AIBA, which has suspended IBF for not complying with its rules, has provisionally allowed Indian boxers to participate in next month’s World Championships. But it will bar them from all competitions later if the IBF fails to conduct a re-election by November.
The five-time world champion, who is presently on a sabbatical from the sport after having a baby, said she is targeting next year’s Commonwealth Games in Scotland.
“After the Olympics, I had a baby. Recently, I underwent an operation for gallbladder stone. I am recovering and want to continue.
“The Commonwealth Games are being held next year. So, I will train and try to qualify for that,” she said.
Mary Kom will be starting her training for the multi-discipline event to be held in Glasgow from December.
A biopic is being made on her path-breaking career as a boxer, and Mary Kom is excited about it and hoped more youngsters would be inspired by the work.
“A superstar (Priyanka Chopra) is playing my role, which is something big for me. It will be exciting for both of us.
“We went through the script and corrected it. I don’t think there will be any problem with the movie.
“Children will be inspired more with it. They will understand how difficult and tough it was and how I overcame it.