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Boxing in Sri Lanka takes Las Vegas flavour

20 November, 2022

The stage is set for some titanic boxing bouts as the ‘Countdown to the Middle East Crown’ Series 5 organised by DJMC Events Dubai gets underway at the Hotel Shangri-la in Colombo on Saturday November 26 from 6.00pm onwards.

There will be two title fights (10-round contests) in a card of ten featuring four and six-round duels. Three Sri Lankan fighters will also feature prominently in the evening’s proceedings. This is the first time professional boxing will be held in the country thanks to Dubai-based Sri Lankan entrepreneur Dunstan Rozairo. The last four editions of this series were held in the UAE.

Fight Card:

Light Heavyweight 79kg: Tharindu Roshan (Sri Lanka) vs Tamale Lawrence (Uganda)

Super Light Weight 63.5kg: Joel Flores (USA) vs Naeem Khan (Pakistan)

Bantam Weight 54kg (female): Kaumini Hashini Gamage (Sri Lanka) vs Rungnapha Kawerachang (Thailand)

Light Weight 61kg: Mohammad Bilal (Pakistan) vs Avikas Tarachand (India)

Super Middle Weight 76kg: Niraj Wijewardana (Sri Lanka) vs Dadang Hermawan (Indonesia)

Fly Weight 51kg (female): Sarjubala Devi (India) vs Khwunchit Khunya (Thailand)

Super Feather Weight 59kg: Danylo Honcharuk (Ukraine) vs Elchibek Niyozmamadov (Tajikistan)

Bantam Weight 57kg: Laldingliana (India) vs Yuya Nakamura (Japan) WBC Silver Champion

Title fights

WBC Asia Continental Light Weight 61kg: Sachin Dekwal (India) vs Jules Victoriano (Philippines)

WBC International/WBC Asia Silver Bantam Weight 54kg (female): Thanchanok Phanan (Thailand) vs Urvashi Singh (India) WIBA World Champion and India National Champion