Abdelaziz Al-Outiebi won the Best Boxer Trophy in the Saudi Arabian Junior National Championships
The Saudi Arabian Junior National Championships was held in the city of Dammam where nine boxers were crowned. The best boxer trophy was won by Abdelaziz Al-Outiebi who dominated the light bantamweight (52kg) in Dammam while Mohammed Jaber Haqawi defended his throne in this age group.
Riyadh is the capital city of the country and after the Open National Championships their boxing officials could host the Junior National Championships earlier this year. Their next national event for the junior boxers was hosted by Dammam over the weekend which city is located off the coast of the Persian Gulf.
Saudi Arabia sent young boxers to the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships to Puerto Princesa, Philippines which was taking place in August 1-8. Their participation was a historical step to develop their young talents and it was Saudi Arabia’s first ever appearance in the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships.
Oqaz is one of the most successful city in Saudi Arabia’s boxing life and their new face Osama Al-Faifi, who came from a strong boxing family, won the title of the pinweight (46kg) in Dammam. The 15-year-old talent defeated Mohamed Rajeh of Al Raied in the first final of the Saudi Arabian Junior National Championships.
Damak’s first title in the Saudi Arabian Junior National Championships was achieved by Al Hadi Tourabi who defeated Riyadh’s Obada Baker Takrouni in the final of the light flyweight (48kg). Riyadh’s younger hope Abdelrahman Sharaheli was impressed the judges in the final of the flyweight (50kg) where he was too smart for Al Raied’s Hamdi Issa.
Riyadh’s Abdelaziz Al-Outiebi not only won the final of the light bantamweight (52kg) but he was awarded also the Best Boxer Trophy in Dammam. The 15-year-old talent defeated in the final Damak’s Ali Mouhsen Ali who moved up one category in the recent months and achieved silver medal once again after his first one in April.
Makka’s Junior National Championships bronze medallist Faysal Al-Mitrafi performed well and maintained the best fighting distance against Damak’s Hassan Ahmad Mohamed in the final of the bantamweight (54kg). Al Raied’s lone gold medal in the Saudi Arabian Junior National Championships was taken by Abo Fahid Shatin who triumphed over Riyadh’s Mohamed Abed Al Rahman in the final of the featherweight (57kg).
Riyadh’s most experienced boxer in this age group, Junior National Champion Ali Hassan Qabi overwhelmed Makka’s Souhib Firas Samir in his next final at the lightweight (60kg). Makka’s second gold medal was delivered by Azam Al-Omiri who had enough skills to beat Al Raied’s Moubarak Al-Shailani.
Damak’s second gold medal was achieved by Mohammed Jaber Haqawi who dominated his final fight over Oqaz-based Mohamed Al-Qoursh at the heavyweight (+80kg). Haqawi won the title also in the last edition of the Saudi Arabian Junior National Championships in Riyadh on April and following that success the 15-year-old talent was able to defend his throne.
Winners in the Saudi Arabian Junior National Championships
46kg: Osama Al-Faifi
48kg: Al Hadi Tourabi
50kg: Abdelrahman Sharaheli
52kg: Abdelaziz Al-Outiebi
54kg: Faysal Al-Mitrafi
57kg: Abo Fahid Shatin
60kg: Ali Hassan Qabi
63kg: Azam Al-Omiri
+80kg: Mohammed Jaber Haqawi