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Super Boxing League: Delhi Gladiators, Haryana Warriors, Maratha Yoddhas & North East Tigers qualify for semi-finals

New Delhi, 31 July 2017: The last round of fixtures in the league stage of the Super Boxing League determined the four teams who have qualified for the semi-finals as Delhi Gladiators and North East Tigers won their respective matches to top Group A and Group B respectively.


It has been an exciting four weeks of boxing action here at Siri Fort Squash and Badminton Stadium which has also seen Haryana Warriors and Maratha Yoddhas register their berths in the semi-finals of the inaugural edition of the Super Boxing League. The penultimate weekend started with the Delhi Gladiators drawing their match against the OPM Punjab Sultans 9-9 to make it 7 points from their three matches to take top spot in Group A. OPM Punjab Sultans failed to qualify for the semi-finals as they could only play out a draw with Gladiators, on a night where they needed to win by a huge margin. It meant that Haryana Warriors qualified as the runners-up team in the Group with 6 points from their three games.


In Group B, Mumbai Assassins and Bahubali Boxers ended their campaign with a 9-9 draw as both the teams failed to win any of their three matches in the league, staying at the bottom of Group B with a point each. However, Sunday night determined the Group B toppers as North East Tigers beat Maratha Yoddhas 11-8 to maintain their 100% record in the league. North East Tigers and Maratha Yoddhas finished with 9 points and 6 points respectively from their three matches.


In the semi-finals, it will be Group A winners Delhi Gladiators who take on Group B runners-up Maratha Yoddhas on August 5 while Group B winners North East Tigers will face Group A runners-up Haryana Warriors on August 6.


Here is the semi-finals line-up for the next weekend of Super Boxing League:


Saturday 5th August, 2017 – Delhi Gladiators vs Maratha Yoddhas

Sunday 6th August, 2017 – North East Tigers vs Haryana Warriors


Please find below the Points Table at the conclusion of group stage of Super Boxing League:


DELHI GLADIATORS 3 2 1 0 40 15 25 7
HARYANA WARRIORS 3 2 0 1 36 21 15 6
OPM PUNJAB SULTANS 3 1 1 1 30 30 0 4
UP TERMINATORS 3 0 0 3 9 49 -40 0


NORTH-EAST TIGERS 3 3 0 0 35 23 12 9
MARATHA YODDHAS 3 2 0 1 32 26 6 6
MUMBAI ASSASSINS 3 0 1 2 24 33 -9 1
BAHUBALI BOXERS 3 0 1 2 24 33 -9 1

Super Boxing League: North East Tigers beat Maratha Yoddhas 11-8 to clinch top spot in Group B

New Delhi, 30 July 2017: Action in the Super Boxing League continued tonight as the Maratha Yoddhas took on the North East Tigers in the last match of the league for both teams in Group B encounter here at the Siri Fort Squash & Badminton Stadium. It was the North East Tigers who won the match 11-8 as Indian Hockey team captain and goalkeeper, PR Sreejesh and one of the best drag-flickers in the world, Rupinder Pal Singh witnessed the action alongside Olympian boxer and Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Akhil Kumar.

It was Zoengmawia, Asha Roka, and Jitender Nandal who had given North East Tigers a 10-7 lead after five bouts as Basant Thapa and Ashish Ahlawat drew their bouts. Deepak Tanwar got a Knock Out victory for his side as Mahesh Digari and Parminder Singh also managed to draw their respective bouts which meant that the North East Tigers won the match 11-8.


The first bout of the night was between Satnam Singh from the Maratha Yoddhas and Zoengmawia from the North East Tigers in the Feather Weight category. The boxer from the North East Tigers, Zoengmawia started the bout strongly as he threw some good combinations on his opponent in Round 1 & 2 to set the rhythm for his team. Maratha Yoddhas’ Satnam Singh also impressed in Round 3 as he was looking to hit the youngster Zoengmawia on the counter. Round 4 saw Zoengmawia keep up his good work as he threw some nasty punches to seal the match by Unanimous Decision to give the North East Tigers a 3-0 lead.


In the second bout of the night, it was up to Maratha Yoddhas’ Mahesh Digari to cut down the lead for his team as he faced Basant Thapa from the North East Tigers in the Welter Weight category. Both the boxers started Round 1 with some good energy as they tried hitting each other on the counter; and both of them landed some huge blows. Round 2 & 3 were equally spread between the two pugilists as they both hit each other with some beautiful combinations, uppercuts and jabs. Neither of the boxers gave up the fight as they hit each other with some flurry of punches to make it a difficult fight to judge for the referees. In the end, the bout ended in a Draw as both teams were awarded a point each to make it 3-1 in Tigers’ favour.


The next bout was the most exciting one of the night as North East Tigers’ Asha Roka faced Maratha Yoddhas’ Luxmi in the Super Fly category. It was Tigers’ skipper Asha Roka who started the bout on the front foot by smacking some beautiful combinations on Luxmi. The latter seemed to have lost some composure in Round 2 as Roka continued her form.  Round 3 & 4 were dominated again by Asha Roka as she got into a good rhythm but Luxmi held on to last all the four Rounds and did not get Knocked Out. At the end of four Rounds, it was Asha Roka who was awarded the victory by Unanimous Decision to get the three points for her team as the scores read 7-1 in Tigers’ favour.


In the fourth fight of the night, it was upto Maratha Yoddhas’ skipper Deepak Tanwar to bring his team back into the match as he faced North East Tigers’ Ankit Janghu in the Middle Weight category. And Deepak Tanwar did not disappoint his team and his fans as he started the fight aggressively and was looking for a Knock Out. He maintained a good speed and thrust in the first two Rounds to push debutant Ankit Janghu on the back foot. Tanwar got into a great rhythm by Round 3 and he made the most of it by Knocking Out Janghu to win the bout by Knock Out to equalise the scores on the night 7-7.


In the fifth bout, it was North East Tigers’ Vivek Jangra who faced Maratha Yoddhas’ Jitender Nandal in the Super Middle Weight category. It was an important bout for both the teams as a win for either team would put them into the lead. It was Tigers’ Nandal who started the bout confidently as he aimed to get the top spot in the Group for his team. The Tigers’ man took an aggressive approach, which saw him dominate most of the fight with some amazing combinations. At the end of four Rounds, it was Jitender Nandal who was awarded the victory by Unanimous Decision to give the lead to his side North East Tigers 10-7.


In the deciding bout of the night, it was Maratha Yoddhas’ Parminder Singh who was up against North East Tigers’ Ashish Ahlawat in the Heavy Weight category. Tigers’ Ahlawat started the fight strongly in Round 1 & 2 as he hit a flurry of punches on Singh. But Yoddhas’ Parminder Singh fought through the bout even though he was bleeding heavily after a punch caught him on his head. Singh made a comeback into the bout and dominated the third and fourth Rounds to take the upper hand as Ahlawat struggled. In the end, both the boxers were awarded a point each as the bout finished in a Draw to make the scoreline 11-8 in favour of the North East Tigers.