ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships – Day3 Report
Chinaâ€™s Hu Jianguan could be well-known in Bangkok after his performance on Day 3
The third preliminary day was held at the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok, Thailand where the local boxing fans could watch some amazing contests in spite of the fact the goal was only to the last 16.
Flyweight class (52 kg):
Turkmenistanâ€™s Zarip Jumayev is the lone one among their national squad who could beat a Cuban boxer during his career. The 23-year-old boxer recovered from his hand injury and stepped into the ring on his first international event this year. The Turkmen southpaw controlled the contest in the first and second round against Indonesiaâ€™s No.1 Julio Bria before their hectic final one. Both boxers received warnings from the referee and Bria tried to turn back the bout but his efforts were not enough to do this.
Chinaâ€™s Hu Jianguan competed in the World Series of Boxing and delivered one of the best performance of the third competition day. His opponent was Bangladeshâ€™s current National Champion Gregory Hasda who was quick and qualified but not as much as his Chinese opponent. The 22-year-old Hu was excellent in the first and second round while he was not enough shape in the final one but won their contests with large margin of difference.
Japanâ€™s Ryomei Tanaka replaced Incheon 2014 Asian Games bronze medallist Shota Hayashida in the national team. The 22-year-old Japanese boxer had to meet in the preliminary round with Mongoliaâ€™s Kazakh-descent Nurlan Askhar. Both boxers did their very bests in the spectacular battle. The first part of the second round related to Tanaka while the second part was the moments of the Mongolian boxer. The result depended on their performance in the final round when Tanaka was more accurate in comparison to his Mongolian rival.
Light Welterweight class (64 kg):
Mongoliaâ€™s Battarsukh Chinzorig won the last two editions of their National Championships and defeated London 2012 Olympic Games bronze medallist Uranchimeg Munkherdene as well. The 24-year-old Mongolian arrived to Bangkok as a favourite but he was a bit nervous in the opening round against Chinese Taipeiâ€™s southpaw Chang Wei Jen and could not show his real skills in the first three minutes. Chinzorig worked more in feet and controlled the second round while both of were bleeding after the manly battle. The final verdict was unanimous decision to the favour of Chinzorig.
Uzbekistanâ€™s London 2012 Olympic Games quarter-finalist Fazliddin Gaibnazarov opened his participation against Iranâ€™s Fajr Tournament winner Seyeddana Esmaeilzadeh in Bangkok. The Uzbek boxer defeated Thailandâ€™s current Asian Games winner Wuttichai Masuk in a preparation event therefore his expectations are high. Gaibnazarov was well concentrated and his will to win the bout was strong while his Iranian opponent tried to work from infighting distance. The Iranian boxer received also warnings therefore Gaibnazarov was able to win the contest with huge difference between the scores.
Welterweight class (69 kg):
Sri Lankaâ€™s Sisira Kumarasinghe Ruwangala Gedara moved up two weight classes in the recent two years and arrived to Bangkok after a bronze from the Doha International Tournament. The Sri Lankan boxer was quicker and reached Chinese Taipeiâ€™s Chen Kuan Hua, who is a new face in the national team, despite of the fact he had to get closer to his taller rival. Kumarasinghe knocked down his opponent in the final round and secured Sri Lankaâ€™s first triumph in Bangkok.
Indiaâ€™s Mandeep Jangra was silver medallist in the last edition of the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan. The Indian boxer spent only a short time in the ring on his first appearance in Bangkok as his opponent, Vietnamâ€™s National Champion Huynh Ngoc Vien was injured in the opening round. The final verdict was unanimous decision to Jangra who can prepares to his next fight in the last 16.
Philippinesâ€™ AIBA Junior World Champion and Southeast Asian Games winner Eumir Felix Marcial arrived to Bangkok with almost perfect yearly record and tried to do his best against Kyrgyzstanâ€™s Erkinbek Bolotbek Uulu who took part in all of the important competitions in the recent two years. The Filipino southpaw boxer was too static in comparison to his previous contests but he was quicker than his Central Asian opponent and advanced to the next preliminary stage of the championships.
Middleweight class (75 kg):
Jordanâ€™s 24-year-old Odai Riad Al-Hindawi defeated Chinaâ€™s Zhou Di in the quarter-final of the Incheon 2014 Asian Games and now they met once again in the first preliminary round of the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok. The Jordan southpaw was patient in the opening round and awaited for the best attacking moments against his Chinese rival. Al-Hindawi was the taller one and used his hands to keep the distance from the first round while the energetic Chinese boxer was more fresh in the final round and did revenge after his east yearâ€™s loss.
Koreaâ€™s National Sports Festival winner Lee Dong Yun is competing in his first ever big championships in Bangkok and he was bit nervous against Nepalâ€™s Ujjar Singh Thapa. The Nepali boxer had a powerful punch in the opening seconds therefore Lee also had to raise his level very quickly. The Korean boxer had a lethal punch after two minutes of fight when the Nepali veteran had injured seriously.
Kyrgyzstanâ€™s Azamat Kanybek Uulu could not win the last edition of their National Championships but he received the right to box in the Bangkok. He was not enough shape in the opening round against Qatarâ€™s Sudan-descent athlete Abdulrahman Abdulla Al-Hadi but he could raise the rhythm a bit in the second three minutes. Kanybek Uulu had serious punches in the second round and won the bout by Technical Knock Out.
Tajikistanâ€™s AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Shabbos Negmatulloev is the youngest boxer in the whole ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok. He is still in the youth age group therefore he was not enough confident in the first round against Mongoliaâ€™s taller boxer Narmandakh Shinebayar. Negmatulloev raised the rhythm while the Mongolian tried the use his longer hands to keep the safe range. The final verdict was unanimous decision to Shinebayar.
Turkmenistanâ€™s Arslanbek Achilov is member of the national team since 2012 and now he reaching the top level of the weight class. The 22-year-old boxer was strict and confident against Japanâ€™s Ryota Hamazaki who could not fight too many times in the recent two years. Achilov knocked down his rival in the opening round, the referee counted Hamazaki and following that the Central Asian boxer was able to knock down his Japanese rival once again. Their unequal contest finished in the second round and Achilov advanced to the next round.
The continental competition will be continued with its fourth preliminary day tomorrow when eighteen bouts will be held in Bangkok in four different weight classes.