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Championship point: Mary Kom's fighting cause outside the boxing ring

Kom talks to Pavan Lall about her strategy, what saddens her and how she stays grounded

Mary Kom

It’s apt that a lithe, panther-like young woman dressed in a satin slip, black jacket and tan pants is on stage at Kanakia Wall Street, a  newly launched corporate office building in Mumbai. She’s here for a promotional photoshoot for “Fearless Girl”, a metal rendition of the famous sculpture of a bull charging straight at a little schoolgirl that now stands outside the New York Stock Exchange (it was originally installed in Manhattan’s financial district). Here in Mumbai, the “fearless girl” standing her ground is M C Mary Kom, world-class ...