Ariff wins lightweight bout in thrilling contest

|     Fadhil Yunus     |

ARIFF Razali of Pahlawan overpowered his opponent Haziq of Nak Muay in the second round to win by RSC (referee stops the contest) in the 60kg category of the Brunei Darussalam Boxing Association Amateur Boxing Tournament as part of the Strike: Redemption event at the Jerudong Amphitheatre last night.

Ariff launched an assault of blows in the first round and looked to tire his opponent before the referee finally stepped in to call the match to a halt.

Asde Nawang of Khalifa also proved victorious against his teammate Al-Azim in a RSC victory in the 56kg category in the first round.

Meanwhile, Ameerul Haiqal won his bout against Mohd Maqawi of Perwira in the 52kg final by points.

Six more finals were also contested in the boxing event of the two-day competition including the two HOF teammates Rizal and Abdul Haadi in the 91kg category and the Nak Muay pair of Alif and Asgary in the super heavy category.

Winners in a group photo. – FADHIL YUNUS