Sabri has won the first Indian title and he will now have to defend it against other ranked boxers of India at regular intervals.
WBC won India’s first welterweight title
Chennai’s Sabri J defeated Akashdeep Singh of Chandigarh in an eight-round match to win the World Boxing Council (WBC) India’s first welterweight title. Sabri won 76-76, 79-73, and 79-73 on Monday night at the Gachibowli Stadium here.
Unanimous verdict for boxers Indonesia’s hero Tito
Karthik Satish Kumar defeated Indonesia’s Hero Tito by unanimous decision 80-72, 79-73, and 79-73 in the eight rounds of the WBC Asia Silver Lightweight title. Sabri has won the first Indian title and he will now have to defend it against other ranked boxers of India at regular intervals.
Won Monday night at Gachibowli Stadium
Sabri won 76-76, 79-73, and 79-73 at the Gachibavali Stadium here on Monday night. Karthik Satish Kumar defeated Indonesian hero Tito in eight rounds to win the WBC Asia silver lightweight title by unanimous decision 80 -72, 79-73, and 79-73.
Entered this match with a record of eight wins and one loss.
The 24-year-old boxer had registered victories in four of his previous matches. Whereas in one match he had to face defeat. He made his professional boxing debut in January last year. Akashdeep entered this match with a record of eight wins and one loss in the last three years.
The match was named ‘Hell’s Bay
Born in Patiala, Akashdeep is more experienced in both. He has played nine matches. At the same time, the Chennai-born Sabari has played only five times in the circuit. This match was named ‘Hell’s Bay.