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Army power to victory on first day of Intermediates boxing

Army pugilists displayed power and ringcraft to dominate on the opening day of the Intermediates Boxing tournament conducted by the Boxing Association of Sri Lanka at Royal MAS Arena in Colombo yesterday.

Their light fly weight boxer R.M.I.K. Rathnayake was the most impressive outpointing his rival from Navy Prabath to earn a unanimous decision.

However, sailor M.H.N. Gunarathna displayed superb technique to stun soldier M.G.L.S. Kumara winning a split decision in the evening’s opening bout.

Vidyartha BC southpaw R.M.S. de Silva lost a split decision after a close contested bantam weight bout against Army’s D.M. Dasanayake.

In another thrilling Army-Navy clash, soldier P.P.S. Siriwardhana got the better of sailor S.M.C.S. Samarakoon with the referee stopping the contest in the dying seconds of the light welter weight clash.

The competition will continue today with the quarter-final round from 5p.m. onwards.


Light Fly weight (46-49kg): M.H.N. Gunarathna (Army) bt M.G.L.S. Kumara (Army Blues) on points 4-1, R.M.I.K. Rathnayaka (Army Blues) bt B.O.O.K.I.C. Prabath (Navy) on points 5-0;

Bantam weight (52-56kg): P.A.R. Prasanna (Police) bt G.W.B. Manaram (Siluweta) on points 4-1, S.M.N. Aponso (Army Archers) bt G.M.P. Sadaruwan (ArmY) Referee Stopped Contest, D.M. Dasanayake (Army Reds) bt R.M.S. DE Silva (Vidyartha BC) on points 3-2;

Light Welter weight (60-64kg): P.P.S. Siriwardhana (Army) bt S.M.C.S. Samarakoon (Navy) Referee Stopped Contest, D.M.D.C. Nilanga (Police) bt S Sriharan (Police);

Heavy weight (81-91kg): T.MD.C. Thilakarathna (Army) bt S.H.T.U. Kumara (Navy) on points 5-0;

Fly weight (49-52kg): A.D.S.D. Prasad (Army Reds) bt H.G.C. Lakshan (Police) on points 5-0, J.P.M. Jayawardhana (Army) bt D.D.M.P. Senanayake (STPBC) walk over, R.M.M. Abeyrathna (Army Blues) bt M.A.S. Deshantha (Police) on points 4-1, M.M. Udaya Kumara (Army Archers) bt W.M.P.D. Weerasooriya (Uphil) on points 5-0;

Light weight (56-60kg): H.A.H.D. Hettiarachchi (Vidyartha BC) bt P.M.M. Deepthiwardhana (SLNDR) Referee Stopped Contest;

Welter weight (64-69kg): R.M.M. Ekanayake (Army Blues) bt W.D.K. Jayasinghe (Navy) on points 5-0, D.S. Madasekera (Police) bt J.R. Gamage (STPBC) walk over, J.A.D. Sampath (Army) bt A.A.M.P. Amarasinghe (Uphil) Referee Stopped Contest, H.M.S.H. Madawattha (Police) bt S.Sujan (Police) on points 5-0

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