Second phase of Super Fighter semi-finals kick off

Second phase of Super Fighter semi-finals kick off

Written by Staff Writer

24 Jun, 2014 | 9:20 pm

The second phase of the semi-final round of Super Fighter — Sri Lanka’s first ever sports reality programme — commenced Tuesday at Stein Studios in Ratmalana.

The goal of Super Fighter — a joint initiative of MAS Holdings, Newsfirst, MTV and MBC — is to bring forth a boxer who can represent Sri Lanka at the 2020 Olympics and bring glory to his country.

The launch of Super Fighter was held on Jan. 9 at the premises of the Newsfirst Centre in Colombo.

The launch also featured an exhibition bout on an international standard boxing ring erected at the car park of the Newsfirst Head Office.

After trials held across the country covering all districts, 32 boxers made it to the quarter finals of Super Fighter under four weight classes.

The quarter final bouts were held on May 31 at the picturesque Galle Fort.

The first phase of the semi-finals was held in Pallekele Kandy on June 19, and the second phase of the semi final bouts was held at Stein Studios, Ratmalana on Tuesday.

Sixteen contenders who made it through the trials, which saw the participation of about ten thousand aspiring boxers, fought for a coveted place in the finals and the title of Super Fighter.

Colour was added to the semi-final bouts with several entertainment items.

Eight of the 16 contenders who fought on Tuesday have qualified for the finals of  Super Fighter.

To watch the complete semi finals bouts, tune into Super Fighter this Friday night on Sirasa TV.

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