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Twin brothers among six boxers creating history

Six schoolboy pugilists will create history when they represent Sri Lanka at the inaugural ASBC Asian Confederation Schoolboys Boxing Championships in Kuwait City from August 1 to 9.

The competition is for boxers who were born in 2005 and in 2006 or aged 13 or 14 years and will be conducted in 14 weight class from 33-35kg to +70kg.

Among the six are twin brothers from Mahanama College coached by Anura Yapa, Senula Dulaj Weerasinghe and Senuka Dulran Weerasinghe, who were born on December 10, 2005.

There are two boxers from Sri Dheerananda College, Pilimatalawa coached by K.K. Sunil, Thalewela Gedara Ashen Shreemal Premathilaka and Karunasinha Gedara Kavindu Madushan Karunasingha.

Madabawitage Tehan Sanchith Rayman of Bandaranayake Central College, Veyangoda, a product of Thilak Perera, and Ambulugala Widanage Theja Dewumini Dissanayake of Peradeniya Central College, coached by Dasun Priyanath, complete the historic six-member Sri Lanka team.

“The boxers were selected after a trial meet held in Kandy,” said Col (retd) Hemantha Weerasinghe, vice president of the Boxing Association of Sri Lanka, who is incidentally the International Technical Official (ITO) at this tournament.

The Asian Boxing Confederation will be organizing five continental events this year setting up a new record.

The first continental event in 2019 was the ASBC Asian Confederation Elite Boxing Championships in Bangkok, Thailand this April where for the very first time in the history of the elite event, both genders attended in the same time in Thailand’s capital.

The ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships for the girls and boys will be held in Fujairah, UAE from October 8-17.

The competition will be held for the very first time for girl boxers in this age group in another historical step for Asian Boxing Confederation and all Asian National Federations.

Boxers who were born in 2003 or in 2004 are eligible to compete in this competition where 26 men and women champions will be crowned.

 


 

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