The 29-year-old Manipuri, who is a living legend in women's boxing and nicknamed 'Magnificent Mary' by the International body, leaves today for the World Championships in Qinhuangdao, China starting May 9.
Women's boxing makes its debut at the Olympics in London this July in three weight categories -- 51kg, 60kg and 75kg -- giving Mary Kom a chance to add a title that would complete her decorated cupboard.
"I am at my best right now and Olympic is my biggest dream. If I win a medal there, it will set me free as far as my future is concerned. I might continue or might decide to go," Mary Kom said ahead of the 10-member team's departure.
After over a decade inside the ring, the mother-of-two has achieved everything that is there to be achieved inside the ring and she says even if a medal doesn't come in London, she would be content with what she has done.
"It is important (that I get the Olympic medal) but it is not everything. After fighting it out for over 10 years, I have got nothing to prove," she asserted.
"Besides, if I put too much pressure on myself, I might not be able to do well. I have to take it one bout at a time," she said.
She expects the competition to be more tough than ever given that an Olympic berth is at stake.
"I can't take anyone lightly. I have to take each of my opponent very seriously, concentrate hard and remain confident without taking too much pressure. That's a lot of work," she chuckled. More