In the 60kg bout, Army’s Nawaz Dar beat Islamabad’s Awais Iqbal in the first round while Meer Bilal from Sindh thrashed Balochistan’s Abdul Khaliq 9-8 on the second day of the 34th National Boxing Championship. In the 64kg event, Abdul Jabbar (Police) and Adnan Hussain (PAF) won their bouts while Navy’s Mohammad Ali outclassed Railway’s Mujahid Islam 21-6. Asad Hussain of PAF defeated HEC’s Hasan Arif 28-9. In the 75kg bouts, Navy’s Gul Muhammad thrashed Balochistan’s Sohail Ali who was disqualified after three warnings while Islamabad’s Tayyab Usmani defeated KP’s Mohammad Abbas 19-16.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 25th, 2012.