He used to learn how to fight from his former boxing coach. But the relationship soured and he beat up his former instructor.
A businessman was given three weeks' jail today for assaulting his former boxing coach.
Shri Sham Sudandiran, 28, pleaded guilty to voluntarily causing hurt to boxing coach Srikand Subramaniam, 48, on April 8, last year.
The two men went to Bedok Stadium to attend the Sijori (Singapore Johor Riau) Invitational Boxing Championship.
They also went to help out with logistics, as well as distribute boxing gloves.
However, a dispute broke out over the gloves.
Shri Sham's lawyer, Mr Foo Ho Chew told the court his client found out Mr Srikand had messed up some gloves which he had earlier arranged according to size.
Shri Sham then confronted his former coach about the matter.
According to the lawyer, Mr Srikand hurled vulgarities at Shri Sham and used insulting language against his mother.
The two men then left the stadium separately.
Outside, Mr Srikand tried to calm down.
Shri Sham suddenly came forward, punched Mr Srikand in the face and shouted: "Why did you scold my mum?"
The pair were able to be separated.
But shortly after, Shri Sham attacked Mr Srikand again, punching his face multiple times.
Mr Srikand suffered bruises on his face and was given a 12-day hospitalisation leave.
In court yesterday, Deputy Public Prosecutor Yvonne Poon said Shri Sham has a history of committing violent offences and was last jailed for two weeks in 2013 for using criminal force on a public servant.
For voluntarily causing hurt, he could have been jailed up to two years and fined up to $5,000.
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