Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Boxing Tournament: Six Pakistan players advance to next round

Published: December 26, 2011
Pakistan tasted success in the heavyweight, middleweight and bantamweight categories. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD JAVAID / FILE EXPRESS

Pakistan tasted success in the heavyweight, middleweight and bantamweight categories. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD JAVAID / FILE EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: A total of six Pakistan boxers qualified for the last-four round across different categories after the third day’s bouts of the second Shaheed Benazir Bhutto International Boxing Tournament being held at the Liaquat Gymnasium.

In the heavyweight 91-kilogramme (kg) category, Pakistan featured in three bouts, beating Kenya 22-16 and India 8-7 in the two wins.

In the middleweight 75-kg category, Pakistan featured in two matches and won both of them. Jamal Nasir downed India’s Devanshu Jaiswal to win the bout 27-7 while Uzbekistan were also defeated 9-1.

Nasir said the challenge of beating an Indian player motivated him to do better. “I ‘m very happy after defeating Jaiswal,” Nasir told The Express Tribune. “Beating an Indian boxer was my motivation and I’m glad I succeeded.”

Pakistan tasted less success in the other categories, losing two bouts to Uzbekistan 8-1 and Mongolia 23-18 in the lightweight 64-kg event. In the 46-49-kg category, Pakistan featured in three bouts and went down in two, winning the one against Bulgaria 10-6.

However, in the bantamweight 56-kg category, Pakistan played two bouts and won both. Defeating Nepal 22-19 and Mongolia 15-14.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 26th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • xyz
    Dec 26, 2011 - 8:25AM

    Why is it called SHAHEED.. She didn’t die while in duty, saving the nation.. SHAHEED is someone like Rashid Minhas for Recommend

  • abc
    Dec 29, 2011 - 11:54AM

    why the innocent muslim people killed in their homes are called shaheed ??? they also don’t die while in duty ….. u need some knowledge about Islam ,,, and make your comments….


  • raja
    Jan 24, 2012 - 10:44PM

    It was indeed a great effort displayed by Doda Khan Bhutto and M.Akram for organizing an international tournament at Islamabad. Govt Instead of appreciating and supporting the event and device means to make it a great success unfortunately showed her disinterest which resultantly led to embarrassment for the country and negative message have been conveyed to the rest of the world at this crucial time when Pakistan is already surrounded with number of problems n bad image. Govt of Pak n people of Pak r humbly requested to support sports in future for noble cause. Well done PBF . BEST OF LUCK


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