Army was crowned champions at the BASL Novices Boxing Meet, bagging 7 gold medals and 6 silver medals in the Championship that ended yesterday (1st June).
All finals went as scheduled on the final day (1st June) as 14 bouts took place at the Royal MAS Arena.
The women took the ring as 5 finals were worked off under 5 weight categories.
In the Light flyweight category (46-48 kg), it was N. Subashini of Army who took on Kaumini Gamage of MAS Linea. Kaumini Gamage won convincingly beating Subashini as the jury adjudged the MAS fighter as the winner.
The winners in the other weight categories of the Women’s bouts,
Flyweight 51kg – S. Fernando (MAS Thuruli)
Bantamweight 54kg – T. Dasunika (Hela Clothing)
Lightweight 57kg – V. Kumari
MiddleWeight 69kg – S. Chethana (MAS Linea)
The men took to the ring later in the day and Army dominated proceedings winning 7 Gold medals.
The Bantamweight (56kg) bout between K. Rajapakse of Army and K. Maduranga of Hela Clothing caught the eye of the viewer and supporters as both fighter matched each other, strike for strike.
It was K. Maduranga, who also won the award for the best boxer of the tournament, who came out as the winner according to the judges.
Other results in the Men’s bouts:
Light Flyweight 46-49kg – K. Abeygunawardena (Army) (walk over)
Flyweight 52kg – M. Udeykumara (Army)
LightWeight 60kg – A. Madushanka (Army)
Light Welterweight 64kg – S. Banuka (Slimline)
Welterweight 69kg – V. Nicolas (Army)
Light Heavyweight 81kg – L. Amarasinghe (Army)
Heavyweight 91kg – R. Sandakalum (Army)
Super Heavyweight 91kg & above – K. Jayasena (Army)
Maduranga of Hela Clothing was crowned as the best boxer in the Men’s category while Kaumini Gamage of MAS Linea was the best Women boxer.
W. Manaram of Slimline was adjudged the best Men’s loser while Stacy Berenger (Hela Clothing) was the best loser in the women’s category.