In Berlin, Mary Kom defeated Ukraine's Daria Sierhieieva, Germany's Ursula Gottlob and Norway's Veronica Losvik for a confident start to the season. All her victories were unanimous 5-0 triumphs. She would be returning to the country on Saturday morning.
"It is never as easy as the score-line suggests. But I am feeling good about my body and also very confident about my abilities. Let's see how it goes from here," Mary Kom told in a coversation from Berlin.
The 36-year-old Manipuri credited her coach Chhote Lal Yadav, who is also an assistant coach in the national camp, for the success she has enjoyed.
"He keeps me on my toes and his inputs are valuable to my training," she said.
The mother-of-three enjoyed a stellar 2018, winning gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, the India Open, the world championships and a tournament in Poland.