Big Bout League: Mary Kom to fight for Punjab Royals

M.C. Mary Kom will represent NCR Punjab Royals in the Big Bout League, in which all the six teams featuring will have five men and two women boxers each.

M.C. Mary Kom in action during the 2nd India Open international boxing tournament in Guwaha .(File Photo)   -  RITU RAJ KONWAR

Indian boxer M.C. Mary Kom will be a part of the NCR Punjab Royals team during the Big Bout League, while her nemesis Nikhat Zareen will compete for Odisha Warriors, the organisers announced on Tuesday.

All six teams featuring in the League, starting December 2, will have five men and two women boxers each.

Each team can have three foreign players in its ranks.

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