Headline - SBL: Haryana Warriors look to secure semi-final berth

Publication - Business Standard

Source - NA

Edition - Online Web

Language - English

Publish Date - 2017-07-21

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Haryana Warriors will look to book their place in the semi-finals of the ongoing Super Boxing League (SBL) when they take on UP Terminators in their last Group A match on Sunday.The SBL will return this weekend with three fight nights.

The first match of the weekend on Friday will see Group B leaders Maratha Yoddhas take on the Bahubali Boxers.Also playing on the weekend are the other two teams from Group B--Mumbai Assassins and North East Tigers.

It will be a crucial week of boxing for all the eight teams as each match will determine which four teams will qualify for the semis.In the first match, Maratha Yoddhas will be high on confidence after their comeback victory over the Mumbai Assassins last weekend. However, the onus will be on the Bahubali Boxers to make a statement through a victory if they are to qualify for the semi-finals.

The Group B match will see some exciting line-ups as Maratha Yoddhas' skipper Deepak Tanwar will take on Bahubali Boxers' Sandeep Dhull in the Middle Weight category while Maratha Yoddhas' Sandeep Chhikara will look to Knock Out another captain of a SBL franchise as he takes on Bahubali Boxers' captain Kuldeep Singh in the Heavy Weight category.The weekend will also be graced by one of the bouts of the league when Mumbai Assassins' Manjit Kolekar will take on North East Tigers' Asha Roka in the Super Fly category in the two teams' Group B match.

Sunday night will see the Haryana Warriors take on the struggling UP Terminators in their last Group A match. A win for the Warriors will put them in pole position to qualify for the semi-finals, but the Terminators will look to get a consolation win to finally open their points tally of the SBL.