AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships – Day1
Amazing Asian start in the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships
The AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships began in St. Petersburg, Russia where 99 Asian boxers from 11 nations are fighting for the medals. Almost all of the boxers from our continent who were in action on Day1 could win their bouts. Finally Asia secured eight victories in the opening day of the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships.
Light Bantamweight class (57 kg):
Turkmenistanâ€™s Arslan Shamyradov is only 15 but following his experiences in the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships he could defeat Lithuaniaâ€™s Dainoras Paukstis in a close bout which was the opening contest of the whole AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships.
Philippinesâ€™ Cristian Pitt Laurente began his boxing career at the age of 10 and after five years of experiences he could win his opening contest in St. Petersburg. He was quarter-finalist at the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Tashkent but had an amazing performance against Italyâ€™s junior No.1 Matteo Pirrera and delivered the main Asian surprise of the day. The continentâ€™s third triumph in the weight class was achieved by Indiaâ€™s Alexander Wangkheirakpam who was too strong for New Zealandâ€™s Kaelan Boyce.
Featherweight class (57 kg):
Turkmenistanâ€™s ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Yunus Davletov secured his nationâ€™s second triumph in the opening day when he was too quick for Romaniaâ€™s Antonio Ali Neacsu. Japanâ€™s Imanaga Taiga who was silver medallist in Tashkent in June defeated another Asian boxer Koreaâ€™s Kim Jun Hyoung on Day 1.
Heavyweight class (+80 kg):
Kazakhstanâ€™s Ardak Alimkhan replaced Nurdaulet Ulanuly who was able to secure only a bronze medal in Tashkent in June. The 16-year-old Kazakh boxer spent less than minutes in the ring and following his knock downs against Hungaryâ€™s Nassim Sofiane Ferhat the referee stopped their bout.
Uzbekistanâ€™s Profsor Rorimsha won the gold medal at the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Tashkent on June and he is one of the most experienced junior fighter now. The 16-year-old Bukhara-based boxer controlled his opening bout against Italyâ€™s Andrea Pugliara and eliminated his tough European rival in St. Petersburg.
Chinaâ€™s two-time Junior National Champion 16-year-old Mansuer Maimati secured the quickest Asian victory in the opening day of the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships where the Xinjiang-based boxer knocked out his opponent, Polandâ€™s Armenian-descent Oskar Safarian after 94 seconds of battle.