ASBC President Mr. Anas Alotaiba and the whole ASBC management are sending their sincere condolences to Mr. Ayoub Pourtaghi Ghoushchi’s family

The President of the Asian Boxing Confederation Mr. Anas Alotaiba, furthermore and the whole ASBC management are sending their sincere condolences to Iran’s Ayoub Purtaghi Ghoushchi’s family following the former Asian Games winner boxer died at the age of 48.

Mr. Ayoub Pourtaghi Ghoushchi was born in the city of Orumieh, Azerbaijan Province in Iran on January 1 in 1973. He joined to the Iranian national team in 1993 and won the title of the light heavyweight (81kg) at the Tehran 1994 Asian Boxing Championships where he surprisingly defeated Kazakhstan’s star Vasiliy Zhirov in the semi-finals.

His next career highlight was at the Hiroshima 1994 Asian Games where Ayoub Pourtaghi Ghoushchi won the gold medal after beating his Indian and South Korean rivals in the final stage of event. He claimed bronze medal at the Tashkent 1995 Asian Boxing Championships where Kazakhstan’s No.1 Vasiliy Zhirov defeated him in the semi-finals.

The Iranian boxer qualified for the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games following his silver medal at the Mayor’s Cup in the Philippines. Ghoushchi competed in the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games but he lost his first preliminary bout to France’s Jean-Louis Mandengue. Following a long break, he returned to the international events in 2004 to qualify for his second Olympic Games but his bronze medal in the Qualifier was not enough to make it happen.

The Asian Boxing Confederation is sending its deepest sympathies to his family and will be remember to his great personality, attitude to the sport, success in boxing and his support of our beloved sport.

May his soul will rest in eternal peace in Iran.

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