The Sierra Leone Amateur Boxing Association (SLABA) in collaboration with the Women Boxing Commission (WBC) last Friday ended the first Women Boxing Championship at the Brima Attouga Mini Stadium featuring elite male and female boxers in the country.
The boxing contests started with two male bouts. The first bout was the 51kg between Abu Turay in the red corner in the Western area fighting against Saidu P Kargbo in the Blue from the Eastern area.
After the bout which was exciting as both boxers were outstanding it was a 2 to 1 decision which made Abu Turay of the red corner the winner.
The second bout was the 57kg feather weight between Moses Rogers and Moses Stevens. It was another classic bout as the two boxers were able to show their skills, but it was a win for Moses Stevens.
Bout three was the female bout in the 64 kg Light Welter Weight between Admire Mansaray who is a new boxer fighting against Elizabeth Coker who has represented Sierra Leone in international competitions. She was able to win the bout because of the experiences and skill she has gained over the past years.
Bout four was the Light Weight in the 60kg between Sahid Lansana and Franklyn Mayei. It was a win for Frankly Mayei.
Also in the other bout in the 64 kg which is the Light Welter Weight Abubakarr Katta defeated Saidu Cole in a two to one decision, while Abdul R Bangura came very strong using a lot of punches to dislodge his opponent Daniel Sesay in a thrilling bout.
The last bout of the day was between Ali Turay fighting against Abu Kamara in a tough bout that was exciting and thrilling. The decision by the referee was in favor of Abu Kamara.
After the bout the chairman of the Women Commission Grace Brown said that the competition was a success as all the boxers who took part in the competition were able to perform up to standard.
She said that this particular competition was also a trial to select the boxers that would represent the country and appealed to the boxers to continue training.