Trinity emerge champs after Sylvestrian boxer is disqualified | Daily News
49th TB Jayah memorial boxing

Trinity emerge champs after Sylvestrian boxer is disqualified

The five-day boxing meet held in memory of a trophy presented in the name of Tuan Burhanuddin Jayah, though it was a five day meet ended in four days with Trinity College emerging champions with 3 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze.

St. Sylvester’s College took second place with 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze and third place went to Mahanama College with 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze.

The Sylvestrians were upset after they were declared joint champions with Trinity and then relegated to second position by the Schools Boxing Association.

According to the POG of St. Sylvester’s, the association had found that one of the Sylvestrian boxers had taken part in a kick boxing meet and was disqualified. This enabled Trinity to emerge winners.

The best boxers award went to M.M. Faris of St. Sylvester’s, best loser’s to R.M.T. Raymond of Bandaranayake Central College Veyangoda.

The meet was conducted by St. Sylvester’s College with the collaboration of the Sri Lanka Schools Boxing Association and the meet was held at the Sylvestrian ring at Asgiriya.

Participation wise there were 187 boxers from 41 schools.


 

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