Mary Kom
File picture shows India's boxer MC Mary Kom punching a bag during a training session in PuneReuters

When the clock strikes six, all eyes will be glued to the television screen as India's Olympic Gold medal hope MC Mary Kom will enter the ring for the semifinal bout a few hours from now. She will take on world No.2 Nicola Adams of England.

File picture shows India's boxer MC Mary Kom punching a bag during a training session in Pune
File picture shows India's boxer MC Mary Kom punching a bag during a training session in Pune

The semi-final bout between Kom and Adams will take place on Wednesday evening and the live coverage time for the event will start at 6:15 pm IST.

On her race to the semi-finals, the five-time world champion defeated Maroua Rahali of Tunisia 15-6 while Adams defeated Bulgaria's Stoyka Petrova 16-7.

The 29-year-old mother of five-year-old twins from Manipur is assured of at least a bronze medal following her quarter final win over Maroua Rahali of Tunisia on Monday evening. However, Kom is not going to settle for bronze, reportedly saying that she will be fighting for gold today.

After losing out to Adams three months ago in the world championships, Kom must be looking forward to get even. Her opponent is taller, heavier and has the advantage of home crowd but lacks the technique, powerful left hook and experience that Kom possess. 

Despite being classified in the 46-48kg category, Kom had done well in the last two 51kg bouts. She used her speed and good footwork to land regular punches on her opponents.

Kom is the lone Indian to participate in the first women's boxing in the Olympics. She will also be the third Indian woman after Karnam Malleswari and Saina Nehwal to win an Olympic medal.

Where to Watch Mary Kom vs Nicola Adams Live?

National television channel Doordarshan, ESPN and Star Sports broadcast the London Olympics 2012 events live in India. The women's boxing 51kg category semi-finals will start at 6:15pm IST (August 8).

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television gives live coverage of the London Olympics through its flagship Olympic channels - BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC HD, BBC One HD, Red Button service on Sky, Virgin Media and Freesat.

NBC broadcasts the Olympic events in the United States. NBC along with YouTube provides a livestream of the events. Nine Network and Foxtel broadcast the games in Australia, while Eurosport has broadcasting rights in Europe.

Around 22 countries in Asia and nine countries in South America can watch the games on ESPN. China Central Television (CCTV) broadcasts in China while SBS has got the rights in South Korea and North Korea.