Her last medal came in the 2010 edition in Barbados, much before she became a household name and poster staple.
With an aim to clinch her historic sixth title, India's star boxer Mary Kom, fondly known as "Magnificent Mary", will take on Ukraine's Hanna Okhota in the summit clash of the women's 48kg event at the Indira Gandhi Stadium on Saturday.
It was only in the latter stages of the third round when her North Korean opponent got a few looks in, but that was down to the Olympic bronze medallist slowing down. She could not touch me in that bout.
"The country and the fans want a gold and I am also trying a gold". I had beaten her easily before.
The North Korean's USP is her aggression and quick movement as one witnessed on Tuesday when she pummeled her South Korean opponent, Chorong Bak, who was a favourite before the quarterfinals.
The Manipuri veteran, who had beaten Kim in her last meeting in the Asian Championships, said that all bouts in the world championships are tough, but what weighs things in favour is experience.More news: Van Dijk volley sends Dutch to Nations League finals
Before this World Championships, the Manipuri boxer was tied with Irish legend Katie Taylor (five gold and a bronze) on the number of medals won.
Borgohain feels she has matured as a boxer and can think on her feet now.
"I had defeated her in final of last Asian Championship in Vietnam, so I was a little alert. I hope to beat her again". "But once inside the ring, I don't care whether my opponent is tall or not, I play my game and once I know hers, I do my own", she added. Felix Savon of Cuba won from 1986 to 1999 in the 91kg category and Mary Kom has the chance to level that.
Both Sonia and Simrajnit said they were prepared for Friday's bout. Sonia Chahal will take on Hwa Son Jo of North Korea in 57kg while Simranjit Kaur will square off against Dan Dou Of China in 64kg. "But both of us know about each other's style, but I am confident of winning because I have worked with the coaches on strategies".
As for Simranjit, she said she was equally prepared, before she went for the practice. "But anything can happen in a boxing bout", she had said after her first bout of the tournament.