AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships – Day3 Report
Thailand did perfect day in the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships
The AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships continued with another marathon program in St. Petersburg, Russia where the boxers from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan and China did great day in the venue.
Pinweight class (46 kg)
Kazakhstan’s Aibek Dossanov won the gold medal at the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Tashkent and the 15-year-old Central Asian boxer arrived to St. Petersburg as favourite of the lowest weight class. Dossanov had some difficulties in the opening round against Hungary’s EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Alex Baki but following that he was able to turn back their narrow bout and will now meet with Azerbaijan’s Kenan Aliyev in St. Petersburg.
Thailand’s Thitisan Panmod delivered one of the main sensation of the third competition day when he was able to defeat Georgia’s EUBC European Junior Champion Shakhil Allakhverdovi winning the bout by split decision. Kyrgyzstan’s Junior National Champion Rustam Muratov also defeated a tough European athlete on Day3, Craig Kavanagh in the third competition day. Japan’s new junior national team member Kazuki Anaguchi had a close fight against Tajikistan’s 15-year-old Dzhamshedzhon Gafurov but he was able to win two rounds which was enough to advance to the next preliminary stage.
Flyweight class (50 kg)
India’s Sachin was the first Asian winner in this weight class as he was too strong for Morocco’s Ouassim Essalhi. Kyrgyzstan’s Adilet Egemberdi Uulu moved up one weight class in the recent months but he dominated his fight over Tunisia’s Salah Dhib and delivered Asia’s second triumph at the Flyweight class (50 kg).
Uzbekistan’s ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist 15-year-old Jakhongir Rakhmonov won his key bout in the weight class where he defeated Georgia’s Heydar Aliyev Junior Cup winner Otari Naveriani. Kazakhstan’s defending ASBC Asian Continental Champion Daulet Nyssan was also too strong for Hungary’s Otto Lakatos and won all of the rounds clearly.
Bantamweight class (54 kg)
Thailand’s ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Anan Thonkrathok used his great footwork and aggressive style to defeat Lithuania’s Laimonas Raibikis in the preliminary round of the weight class. The 16-year-old Thai hope has got great family connections to boxing and he showed his skills in St. Petersburg.
Kazakhstan’s Sanatali Toltayev is a gold medal favourite in the Bantamweight class (54 kg) but he had to do his very best to eliminate Italy’s Giuseppe Ferlick whose elder sister is also a boxer. Toltayev was not enough shape in the equal opening round but he turned up the speed and won their contests in the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships.
Welterweight class (66 kg)
The Central Asian boxers worked well in the Welterweight class (66 kg) on Day3 in the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships. Uzbekistan’s ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Dilshodbek Ruzmetov was too strong for Scotland’s Lewis Johnstone and defeated a tough European opponent in St. Petersburg. Kazakhstan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Aldiyar Tursynali also defeated an European rival Armenia’s Robert Petrosyan by unanimous decision while Kyrgyzstan’s Aibek Akylbek Uulu was too quick for Belarus’ Aleh Kastsiukouski in the preliminary round.
Light Heavyweight class (80 kg)
China’s Maimaiti Maierdan trains in the Xinjiang Province of China who arrived to St. Petersburg with lack of any international experiences. The young Chinese boxer did his career highlight in St. Petersburg, won his first ever international bout over Romania’s Cristian Razvan Filip and advanced to the second preliminary round.