Ratnapura poised to take boxing Trophy
By Aubrey Kuruppu
Seevali Central Ratnapura, one of the hottest favourites
in local boxing, seemed well on course to annex the L.V. Jayaweera
Memorial Trophy at the meet conducted by the Central Province Boxing
Association and held at the specially erected ring at the Police
Seevali lads who had six finalists had a hundred per cent record
(winning four out of four) at the time of going to press. Maduranga
and Fernando battered their opponents from Dharmaraja and Narandeniya
into submission, forcing the referee to step in and cry halt as
early as round two and one.
hitting dominated the three day proceedings and technique and science
was not all that evident. Among the shining lights was Ahamed of
Trinity who showed skill, technique and poise. He should be in line
for the Best Boxer's Trophy.
of Mahanama Kandy did well to outpoint his opponent Selvam in a
close scrap. Asanka Boyagoda of Vidyartha enlivened proceedings
with a neat display in the first bout of the evening.
The finals got underway only at 6 p.m.
Light Welter Weight (52-54 Kgs): Asanka Boyagoda (Vidyartha)
beat R.M.P. Ratnayake (Lumbini).
Light Fly Weight 'A' (33-35 Kgs): A.G.M. Gunaratne (Kadugannawa
MV) beat H.M. Herath (Vidyartha).
Weight 'A' (35-37 Kgs): D.P.S. Fernando (Mahanama Kandy) beat S.K.M.
Selvam (Royal Colombo).
BantamWeight 'A' (37-39 Kgs): H.L.M.Pieris (Taxila) beat K.M.R.
Weight 'A' (39-41 Kgs): M.H.B.Gunatilleke (Seevali) beat M.R. Madushanka
Light Weight 'A' (41-43 Kgs): R.M. Wijesinghe (Sri Palee) beat E.M.A.
Welter Weight 'A' (43-45 Kgs): M.H.L.Maduranga (Seevali) beat H.M.Hettiarachchi
(Dharmaraja) RSC Rd 2.
Fly Weight 'B' (46-48 Kgs): P.M. Fernando (Seevali) beat V.A. Prabashwaran
(Narandeniya) RSC Rd 1.
Weight 'B' (48-40 Kgs): K.M. Gamage (Seevali) beat K.M.S. Dahanayake