AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships – Day2
Fifteen Asian boxers won their bouts in the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships on Day2
The AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships continued with marathon program in St. Petersburg, Russia where 57 preliminary contests were in the official program. After the great opening day the Asian boxers did another successful session in the event, 15 of our talented hopes advanced to the next stage of the championships.
Light Flyweight class (48 kg)Ð¼
Uzbekistanâ€™s ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist Halimbek Utegenov moved up one weight class since the Tashkent event but he started well enough in St. Petersburg. The 15-year-old Uzbek boy defeated a talented opponent, Indiaâ€™s Mahender Tanwar, with large margin of difference; he won all of the rounds.
Philippinesâ€™ top junior boxer Cris Sander Laurente was also silver medallist at the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Tashkent and after that result he began well enough in the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships as well. The 15-year-old Southeast Asian hope was in different level than Algeriaâ€™s Abdelhak Khatir in the opening preliminary round of the category.
Thailandâ€™s Junior National Games winner Songsaeng Phoyaem had some warm moments against Hungaryâ€™s 15-year-old Laszlo Bernath but finally he could solve the tactical issues and advanced to the next stage of the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships. The final verdict of their contest was split decision to the young Thai hope.
Bantamweight class (54 kg)
Indiaâ€™s Pawan Gurung could not attend at the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in June but he had enough experiences to start well in St. Petersburg. The 16-year-old Indian boxer beat a good European hope, Scotlandâ€™s Declyn Duffy winning the bout by unanimous decision.
Featherweight class (57 kg)
Thailandâ€™s Sakda Ruamtham opened the way of the Asian successes at the Featherweight class (57 kg) where he was too strong for Serbiaâ€™s Milos Obradovic. His triumph was Thailandâ€™s second victory over an European athlete on Day 2 in the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships.
Indiaâ€™s Naveen Boora could not attend at the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Tashkent three months ago but his preparation to the event was pretty successful. The 16-year-old Indian boxer, who came from a boxing family, defeated the first Cuban athlete in St. Petersburg, as he was too smart for Damian Lescaille Sifonte.
Kyrgyzstanâ€™s Aknazar Zhyldyzbek Uulu secured another victory for Asia as he was in different level than New Zealandâ€™s Jayden Downs in their preliminary battle. ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships gold medallist Uzbekistanâ€™s Bilolbek Mirzarakhimov also began his competition with a success over Walesâ€™ Rhys Edwards.
Light Welterweight class (63 kg)
Kazakhstanâ€™s Aibol Zhambirbay is a top boxer but he had to meet with Latviaâ€™s super talented boxer Edgars Korzenevskis who won the Heydar Aliyev Junior Cup in Baku and also in several other important events. The Kazakh boxer shocked the Latvian No.1 with his aggressive style and defeated one of the best athlete of the category.
Kyrgyzstanâ€™s ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Daniyar Omurbek Uulu is his nationâ€™s top athlete in this age group who won four tournaments in the recent one year. The 16-year-old Kyrgyz hope controlled his bout from the first seconds against Lithuaniaâ€™s Aurijus Vitlipas and advanced to the next preliminary stage.
Uzbekistanâ€™s ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships gold medallist Timur Merzhanov was in totally different level than Norwayâ€™s Trond Espolin Johnson and secured another victory for his strong boxing country. He won most of the rounds as the scoring of 10:8 in the 10-points must scoring system which shows his dominancy in the bout.
Tajikistanâ€™s Fozil Radzhabaliyev was involved to their travelling team only in the final minute but he could solve his bout against Tunisiaâ€™s Wissem Achour and advanced to the last 16. Asiaâ€™s last victory in the weight class was achieved by Chinaâ€™s Xinjiang-based Yibulayimu Mamuti who surprisingly defeated Irelandâ€™s Jack Conroy in St. Petersburg.
Light Middleweight class (70 kg)
Uzbekistanâ€™s Yakhyokhon Saidkhonov who was gold medallist at the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships proved he can fight also out of his country well enough. The Uzbek boxer knocked down Germanyâ€™s Ceyhan Guleryuz after his leading and the referee stopped their bout in the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships.
Kazakhstanâ€™s Daulet Zaushev was bronze medallist in the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships but he won the Governor Junior Cup in Russia previously and several other big tournaments. He had to meet with a favourite in St. Petersburg, Finlandâ€™s Aleksi Virtanen who did not lose any bouts in the current year. The 16-year-old Kazakh boxer proved he is also a top boxer and defeated his talented European rival by unanimous decision.