Sixteen boxers selected for South Asian GamesNepal is hosting the multi-event sports meet from December 1 to 10.
Nepal Boxing Association picked up sixteen boxers for the upcoming 13th South Asian Games slated for December 1-10 in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Ten men and six women made the cut during the selection event held at the Army Physical Training and Sports Centre in Lagankhel. Five men and three women were selected on Monday while the same number of men and women were picked up on Tuesday.
Sushil Thapa Magar of Nepal Army was selected in the 49kg category. Puran Rai in 56kg and Bikash Lama in 69kg also secured their berths. Magar defeated Armed Police Force’s Pradip Maharjan 5-0 while Puran got the better of Puran Sunar of Nepal by the same point difference. Lama beat Manish Dangol of Province Three 4-1.
Armyman Dipak Shrestha in 75kg and Manohar Basnet of Karnali Province in 81kg were the other two males boxers selected on Tuesday. Shrestha beat Bhumi Lal Diwas of Province 3 while Basnet defeated Army’s Ganesh Pradhan.
Minu Gurung in 54kg category, Chandra Kala Thapa in 57 g and Punam Rawal in 64kg also made the final cut for the regional games on Tuesday. Gurung defeated Nisha Tamang of Nepal Police Club, Thapa got past APF’s Maya Chaudhary and Rawal overcame Binita Thapa Magar of APF.
Tej Bahadur Deuba in 52kg, Sunil Shahi in 60kg, Bhupendra Thapa in 64kg, Armun Sigu in 91kg, Ashish Dawadi in over 91kg, Lalita Maharjan 48kg, Mala Rai in 51kg and Sangita Sunuwar in 60kg had already secured their berths on Monday.