ASBC President Mr. Anas Alotaiba congratulates to Mr. Hossein Souri who has been re-elected in Iran

The President of the Asian Boxing Confederation Mr. Anas Alotaiba and the whole ASBC management congratulate to the energetic official, Mr. Hossein Souri who has been re-elected as President of the Iranian Boxing Federation and can serve the country’s boxing life in the upcoming four years of term.  

Mr. Hossein Souri worked hard to develop Iran’s boxing life in the recent years and he proved that the country is able to get medals in the major championships. Their strategic developments impressed in the recent years and all of their goals are long terms which started from the grassroots in Iran.

Two of the top Iranian boxers qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games where Daniyal Shakhbakhsh and Seyed Shahin Mousavi could represent the country. The Iranians earned medals at the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships in Dubai on May 2021 following their preparations in Yangiabad, Uzbekistan.

The Iranians earned their first Asian title at the Dubai 2021 ASBC Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships since the 2017 edition of the ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships. Iran claimed medals in all of the previous Asian events but the gold was missing from their collection since 2017.

The Iranian team performed well during the AIBA Men’s Elite World Boxing Championships in Belgrade, their boxers won several tough contests against top opponents, proving their developments. Mr. Alireza Esteki’s team arrived with ten boxers to the AIBA World Boxing Championships and their hopes won ten out of their twenty bouts in Belgrade. ASBC Asian Boxing Championships silver medallist Daniyal Shakhbakhsh was highly confident in the competition and his outstanding technical skills delivered for him a bronze in the Serbian capital which was Iran’s first ever medal in the history of the event. One of Iran’s legendary boxers, Olympian Mr. Rohollah Hosseini was Mr. Hossein Souri’s opponent in the elections this weekend. Mr. Hosseini was member of the Iranian national boxing team between 1998 and 2010 and achieved gold at the 2005 Asian Boxing Championships, bronze at the Asian Games twice. Among the 43 votes during the elections, Mr. Hossein Souri received 26 and remained the President of the Iranian Boxing Federation.

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