Kom dimisses concerns about her ability to box at 35 years old in concert with being a mother and an MP.
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Magnificent Mary driven by Ali in glory questShe is a five-time world champion, mother of three and member of parliament, but Indian boxer Mary Kom believes that at 35 there is plenty more glory in the ring to come.However, Kom has long rejected the doubts of those who have highlighted her age and questioned her ability to combine boxing with being a mother and a lawmaker in India's upper house.Kom said the Indian government and much-criticized Boxing Federation of India were providing "good facilities" so she has no excuse for not being ready.Infighting in the Indian federation led to Kom failing to make the 2016 Rio Olympics.Businessman Ajay Singh's election as BFI president last year has ended the turmoil.Like her hero Ali, Kom had her own struggles growing up, with her rise from an impoverished family in the remote northeastern state of Manipur being made into a 2014 Bollywood movie starring Priyanka Chopra.
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