Ishan Bandara won a silver medal at the Eindhoven Cup Boxing

Ishan Bandara of Sri Lanka won a silver medal at the 5th Eindhoven Cup Boxing Tournament in the Netherlands. England’s newcomer Ellis Trowbridge who defeated Sri Lanka’s Ishan Bandara at the flyweight (51kg) in Eindhoven achieved the first male gold medal of the Eindhoven Box Cup.

Mauritius’ All Africa Games winner Richarno Colin was faster than Germany’s Assan Hansen in the final of the light welterweight (63.5kg) and claimed his next international success. His teammate, the two-time Olympian Merven Clair outpointed Canada’s Hunter Lee and his technical skills were enough to get Mauritius’ second gold medal in Eindhoven.

Twenty-three final contests took place in the Eindhoven Box Cup in the Netherlands which was the next international competition after the EUBC European Men’s Elite Boxing Championships. France’s 21-year-old Ibrahim Boukedim won the most exciting contest in the day of the finals when Belgium’s newcomer Michiel Partoens stopped his Irish opponent at the heavyweight (92kg).

The last edition of the Eindhoven Box Cup was held in October 2019 and due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event returned to the agenda after two and half years of break. Altogether 32 women and 74 elite men boxers participated in the new edition of the Eindhoven Box Cup. The Eindhoven Box Cup had several stars on the board and many of the younger hopes won titles in the new edition.