Teja too good for Gokul

Boxing Inter-school championship

Imitiaz Sharief (left) of Eastwood High School about to land a right on Tamil Nadu’s Vigneshwaran in Bangalore on Wednesday. DH Photo

In an intense battle that saw both players going for the broke early on with a swift exchange of punches, Teja put his better reach to good effect as the referee awarded the match to the Andhra lad in the second round after Gokul suffered a cut on his nose.
With Gokul charging from the sound of the bell Teja had to rely on his movement and counter-attacking skills. Although he took some blows in the beginning, Teja regrouped quickly to deliver some punishing punches that left his opponent in a tizzy by the end of round one.

Still in a state of daze Gokul was stunned with a vicious right-hander that opened up his nose in the next round. With the momentum completely on his side, the 16-year-old Teja then had Gokul cornered thereafter before the referee stopped the bout in former’s favour.

Results (all finals): Boys: E-1: Karthik S (TN) bt Shyam Govind (AP); E-3: Hemanth Kumar (AP) bt Mukh Ram Pasha (Eastwood School, Bangalore); C-10: Amit Yadav (Meerut) bt Jeromiah (EWS, Bangalore); D-4: Imtiaz Sharief (EWS, Bangalore) bt Vigneshwaran (TN); D-5: Gulam Mabi (Meerut) bt Someshwar (EWS, Bangalore); D-8: K Shyam Kumar (AP) bt Arjun Singh (ASI, Pune); D-10: Mukesh Pal (Meerut) bt Md Khalfan (EWS, Bangalore); D-11: R Sunil (EWS, Bangalore) bt Netjoy (ASI, Pune); A-14: Arun Teja (AP) bt M Gokul (EWS, Bangalore).

A-15: Jaganathan (TN) bt Anshu Malik (ASI, Pune); A-17: Jitendar (ASI, Pune) bt Mahesh PJ (TN); B-14: Vikas (ASI, Pune) bt Nadeem Pasha (EWS, Bangalore); B-15: Deepak (ASI, Pune) bt RJ Naveen (EWS, Bangalore); B-16: Satish Kumar (TN) bt Yatish Kadam (EWS, Bangalore); B-11: Harish K (AP) bt Vikas Kumar (Meerut); B-9: M Ganesh (AP) bt Sarvesh Kumar (Meerut).

Girls: C-5: Sushmitha (TN) bt Syeeda Afreen (EWS, Bangalore); A-10: Narmadha (TN) bt Chandrika (EWS, Bangalore); E-3: Ashwini (EWS, Bangalore) bt R Priyanka (TN).

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