AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships – Day4
Korea’s Lee Jeong Tae did revenge in St. Petersburg on Day4
The fourth competition day of the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships continued with another marathon program in St. Petersburg, Russia where 71 bouts have been held. The Asian boxers won more than 20 bouts on Day 4 and not only Asia’s two top nations shined but Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, India, Korea, Philippines and Tajikistan also had great victories.
Flyweight class (50 kg)
The Thai juniors are doing incredible performance in the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships in St. Petersburg where Atichai Phoemsap achieved their next triumph following his tight victory over Armenia’s Artur Bareyan. Kazakhstan’s defending ASBC Asian Junior Champion 16-year-old Daulet Nyssan following his triumph over a Hungarian boxer, defeated Ukraine’s Serhiy Korol by unanimous decision.
Light Bantamweight class (52 kg)
The Light Bantamweight class (52 kg) is one of the strongest one in the Asian continent and six of our talents advanced to the next round in St. Petersburg. Firstly Kyrgyzstan’s ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Anarbek Zhaparov defeated Albania’s lone competitor in the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships Ardit Borici by unanimous decision.
Thailand’s ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Pluem Wangkhlaklang was too strong for Hungary’s Kristof Mislai while another Southeast Asian hope, Philippines’ two-time National Champion Cristian Pitt Laurente also eliminated an European athlete on Day 4, Belarus’ Uladzislau Radchyk.
Uzbekistan’s strong favourite Murodjon Aliyev demonstrated his power over Tunisia’s Seifeddine Ayari and advanced to the next preliminary round in the event. Kazakhstan’s star Samatali Toltayev defeated an Asian boxer, India’s Alexander Wangkheirakpam, while a third Central Asian talent Tajikistan’s 15-year-old Shokhmukhammad Azizov triumphed over Georgia’s Giorgi Berelashvili in the weight class.
Featherweight class (57 kg)
Thailand’s Sakda Ruamtham was involved to the squad from a reserve place but he became the second athlete in St. Petersburg who could eliminate a host nation hope. The 16-yera-old Thai boxer had very incomfortable style against Russia’s Junior National Champion Artem Bulatov and defeated one of the main favourite of the category.
Naveen Boora had a strong first opponent in St. Petersburg but the Indian Junior National Champion could not relax any seconds in his second appearance when he met with Turkey’s EUBC European Junior Champion Necat Ekinci. The Indian boxer, who trains in the Haryana region, shocked Turkey’s best junior boxer and secured his place in the next stage.
Kyrgyzstan’s ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Aknazar Zhyldyzbek Uulu delivered a small surprise in the fourth competition day when he spent only one minute in the ring when his Scottish opponent, Ryan Ball was injured. Asia’s fourth great triumph was delivered by Uzbekistan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Bilolbek Mirzarakhimov who was in different level than Morocco’s Oussama Ben Lamlih.
Lightweight class (60 kg)
Korea’s Lee Jeong Tae lost to Uzbekistan’s Temurbek Sadullayev in the first preliminary round of the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Tashkent three months ago but this time he was able to do revenge due his previous loss. Kyrgyzstan’s Junior National Champion Mayrambek Kaykiyev was also not good enough in the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Tashkent but his efforts were enough to beat Finland’s Jerry Laine in St. Petersburg.
Light Middleweight class (70 kg)
Kazakhstan’s Daulet Zaushev won three big tournaments in the current year therefore he arrived to the venue of the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships as a gold medal favourite. The 16-year-old Taraz-based boxer was in different level than Romania’s Michel James Constantin and won their bout by large margin of points.
Middleweight class (75 kg)
Uzbekistan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Kosimkhon Kosimov is a tricky boxer who has got realistic chance to get at least a medal in St. Petersburg. The 16-year-old Ferghana-based boxer defeated a key opponent, Germany’s Fabian Thiemke and advanced to the next stage of the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships.
India’s Sandeep Ghanghas surprisingly controlled his contest against Azerbaijan’s Heydar Aliyev Junior Cup winner Elbrus Akperov and defeated his top rival. Kazakhstan’s Daryn Berikzhanov replaced Yelkhan Tabynbayev in the junior national squad and following some warm moments he beat Denmark’s Morten Kjaer Nielsen. Asia’s fourth triumph in the category was delivered by Tajikistan’s Akhmadjon Saidov who won over China’s Shinaer Haerwu in a clear contest.
Light Heavyweight class (80 kg)
Kazakhstan’s ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist Khurshedshokh Iskandarov had more than 100 bouts during his career in the recent four and half years which meant his experiences were more higher than Morocco’s Mehdi Bourous who tried to stop Iskandarov’s attacks but with less success.