"Glory in the Ring: Sri Lanka Army Men’s and Air Force Women’s Boxing Teams Triumph at Clifford Cup Championship"

A thrilling spectacle unfolded at the Royal College MAS Arena as the Sri Lanka Army Men’s Boxing Team and the Sri Lanka Air Force Women’s Boxing Team emerged victorious in their respective categories at the annual Clifford Cup Boxing Championship and Dian Gomes Challenge Trophy.

The Sri Lanka Army boxers showcased their dominance, securing a dozen medals, including an impressive nine gold, two silver, and one bronze, culminating in the prestigious Clifford Cup. HMLP Jayawardana, a force in the ring and the 2020 National Winner and 2023 Layton Cup Winner, claimed the Men’s Best Boxer title in the 48kg category.

On the women’s front, the Sri Lanka Air Force Women’s Boxing Team dazzled, clinching the Dian Gomes Challenge Trophy with a haul of seven medals – five gold and two bronze. KTI Perera of the Sri Lanka Air Force earned the distinction of Women’s Best Boxer in the 57kg category.

Individual accolades further highlighted the talent on display, with KMGKGI Ariyaratne of the Sri Lanka Navy securing the Men’s Best Loser title in the 75kg weight class, and Pubudi Vidanagamage, competing in the 52kg category, named the Women’s Best Loser.

In a competitive field, the Sri Lanka Navy Men’s Boxing Team secured the runner-up position in the men’s category, clinching nine medals – one gold, four silver, and four bronze. The Sri Lanka Air Force Men’s Boxing Team claimed the third spot, earning five medals – one gold, one silver, and three bronze.

The women’s division for the Dian Gomes Challenge Trophy saw the Sri Lanka Air Force Women’s Boxing Team dominating, while the runner-up Sri Lanka Army Women’s Boxing Team secured four gold and two silver medals. The third-place Sri Lanka Navy Women’s Team demonstrated prowess with a medal in each of the three categories.

A testament to the sport's vitality, the five-day event witnessed the skills of 144 boxers from 22 clubs, creating an electrifying atmosphere in the ring. The Clifford Cup now stands proudly with the Sri Lanka Army Men’s Boxing Team, marking their triumph in a spectacle of strength, skill, and unwavering determination."

"As the final bell rings and the echoes of cheers and victories reverberate within the Royal College MAS Arena, the conclusion of the Clifford Cup Boxing Championship brings with it a resounding celebration of skill, sportsmanship, and triumph. The Sri Lanka Army Men’s Boxing Team's dominance, earning a dozen medals, including the prestigious Clifford Cup, stands as a testament to their prowess in the ring.

The individual achievements, highlighted by HMLP Jayawardana's title as Men’s Best Boxer, and KTI Perera's distinction as Women’s Best Boxer, showcase not just athletic ability but a commitment to excellence. The Sri Lanka Air Force Women’s Boxing Team's radiant performance, securing the Dian Gomes Challenge Trophy, adds another layer of glory to the event.

In the tightly contested field, the Sri Lanka Navy Men’s Boxing Team and the Sri Lanka Air Force Men’s Boxing Team secured commendable positions, emphasizing the depth of talent and competition. The women's division saw remarkable displays of skill from the Sri Lanka Army Women’s Boxing Team and the Sri Lanka Navy Women’s Team, underscoring the diversity of talent in the sport.

With 144 boxers from 22 clubs showcasing their skills over five intense days, the Clifford Cup Championship not only crowns victors but also celebrates the spirit of boxing. As the champions bask in the glow of their achievements, and the applause of the audience still lingers, the conclusion of this event marks not just the end of a tournament but the continuation of a proud tradition of athleticism and camaraderie in the Sri Lankan boxing community."