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Amarasinghe and Yakoob eye glory in Thailand

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By Susil Premalal

Sri Lankan fighting sensations Malinda Amarasinghe and Ajmal Yakoob are set to make history when they take to the ring in Bangkok, Thailand today (7) at the Thailand Fighting Championships. 

Amarasinghe, who hails from Kurunegala, will take on the former championship fighter Rockie Bactol in the feature event of the competition which includes a card of five fights, including the showdown between Yakoob and seasoned campaigner Simon Stracey.   

Amarasinghe is a national level Gold Medallist in wushu and full contact karate while Yakoob trained in Dubai under top coaches and fighters in the game.   

Yakoob is also a winner at the Muay Thai Asian Games Selection Tournament in 2018.   

Familiar rivals in the past but friends at present, both Amarasinghe and Yakoob are determined to excel in their respective fights despite the tough status of their opponents.   

Amarasinghe has the opportunity to produce a huge upset and fly the Sri Lankan flag high in the Asian Circuit for the very first time.   

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