Five-time world champion Mary Kom has become the first Indian to be selected as the representative of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) International Athletes' Forum.
The 34-year-old has been invited to attend the eighth edition of the Forum, which is scheduled to take place in the Olympic capital Lausanne from November 11 to 13.
Her participation at the event would become uncertain, however, if she is picked after trials for the ASBC Asian Women's Boxing Championships.
The Championships are due to be held from November 2 to 12 in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and therefore would overlap with the Forum.
Kom is among the most decorated athletes in Indian sport having also won a flyweight bronze medal when women's boxing made its Olympic debut at London 2012.
Additionally, she is a four-time Asian champion and won Asian Games gold at Incheon 2014.
Last year, Kom was one of four legends of boxing to be honoured at a special gala dinner which marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of AIBA.
"Mary Kom is a singular example to athletes and aspiring sportsmen and women all around the world," an AIBA statement sent to insidethegames reads.
"Her dedication to boxing, what she has achieved inside the ring and her role as an ambassador for the sport outside of it make her the perfect choice to represent AIBA at November's IOC Athletes' Forum.
"Integrity and ethics in sport has rarely been a more important issue than it is today, and Mary Kom has created a career that is inextricably based on the fundamentals of sportsmanship and fair play since her debut at the very first AIBA Women’s World Championships back in 2001."
In its invitation to the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh, seen by Press Trust of India, AIBA wrote: "This bi-annual Forum brings together athlete representatives from across the Olympic Movement and provides an in-person community where athletes can exchange and discuss their viewpoint.
"In this respect we would like to designate Ms Mary Kom to attend the forum as AIBA representative."
Earlier this month, Kom expressed her shock following the resignation of India's first foreign coach for female boxers within a month of taking up the role.
Frenchman Stephane Cottalorda quit after complaining of a delay in salary payment and a lack of professionalism in the BFI.
He e-mailed his resignation to the BFI, stating that he could no longer wait for the fulfilment of promises made to him.
Kom described the development as "very disappointing".
Cottalorda alleged that he frequently expressed his concerns to the BFI, which did not act on them.
He did, however, wish the BFI "good results" at the 2017 ASBC Asian Women's Boxing Championships.