* She quit school to become a boxer. She had attended the prestigious St. Xavier's School but left it and appeared for the final exams in private. She completed her graduation from Churachadpur College in private.
* She hardly got to eat meals worthy of a boxer ahead of the Olympics.
* In Mary Kom's situation, she struggled to get enough food on the table that could be considered worthy of a boxer who has to burn huge amounts of energy during practice and of course during the actual fights. She went five years without any good diet, supplement, eggs, and breakfast.
* She has established a fight class for women to learn self-defense. There women are not only taught the art of boxing but also defending techniques.