April 11, 2022
Manipal, 11th April 2022: Day 1 of MAHE Manipal Fight Night, the Maiden, first of its kind Mega Boxing Event being organized by Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) formally inaugurated today with some great performances displayed by the players. The event was held at the MIT Quadrangle today from 6:30 onwards. The venue was packed with enthusiastic students and other spectators who were excited to see professional boxing champions go head-to-head with each other.
The mega event was inaugurated today by Dr HS Ballal, Pro Chancellor MAHE and 3-time WBC Asia Title Holder and 1st Indian Boxer in WBC World Ranking, Mr Neeraj Goyat, in the presence of Lt Gen (Dr) M D Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor – MAHE; Dr PLNG Rao, Pro - Vice Chancellor – MAHE; Dr Narayana Sabhahit, Registrar, MAHE along with MAHE officials and students.
Speaking at the event Dr HS Ballal, Pro Chancellor, MAHE said “We are extremely excited and pleased to be hosting this event today. The atmosphere here at the MIT Quadrangle is simply electrifying and the enthusiasm is infectious. We are glad that our students get to witness these World Class players on their very own Campus. MAHE Manipal Fight Night is a grand step in showcasing MAHE’s dedication to developing a sporting culture amongst its students.
Mr Neeraj Goyat, 3-time WBC Asia Title Holder, expressed his happiness in participating in the event saying “I visited MAHE Campus in February this year and saw the wonderful sporting facilities which all the students & faculties of MAHE are provided here. I was very excited when the idea of this event was proposed and was more than happy to be a part of it. Every player participating is extremely talented and will give their best in their respective categories. The experience of MAHE Manipal fight nights will undoubtedly be memorable for players and spectators alike”
Lt Gen (Dr) M D Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor, MAHE said “Each and every player participating in the event is an inspiration to the youth of our country. Their achievements in the Boxing arena fill our hearts with joy. Their dedication and hard work will encourage the next generation of boxers to strive for success with the same vigour. We at MAHE thank them for their enthusiastic participation and for giving us the privilege of watching them display their prowess in the sport of boxing”
Dr Narayana Sabhahit, Registrar, MAHE said “This is a moment filled with pride and joy for all of us at MAHE. We are grateful for all the boxers participating in our Mega Event and wish them all the success in life. They have undoubtedly lit the fire of passion for boxing amongst all the spectators present here and inspired many to take up boxing as a professional career”
The inaugural flight was performed by MAHE Students; Bhagyashree against Reema Dsouza (women category), followed by four matches were held in the Super Feather Weight, Super Light Weight, and Light Heavyweight categories
Sangeeta Birdi (British Champion) went up against Neetu (State Level Silver Medallist) in the Super Feather Weight Category. This match was won by Neetu.
Nitveer Singh (State Level Gold Medallist) contested Ankit Kumar (2 Times Silver Medallist State Level) in the Super Light Weight Category. Nitveer Singh vs Ankit Kumar (The match result was Draw)
Sandeep (2 Times Junior National Champion) fought Lovepreet (All India University Bronze Medallist) in the Super Feather Weight Category. Lovepreet emerged victorious after beating Sandeep.
In the Light Heavy Weight Category Gurpal Singh (Under 19 State Silver Medallist) was up against Akashdeep Singh (Silver Medallist State Level). This match was won by Akashdeep Singh.
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