Asian boxers begin campaign in Youth World Championships
Rising stars and promising pugs from Asia plunge into action when hostilities in the IBA Youth Men’s & Women’s World Boxing Championships 2022 fire off on November 15 at the Ciudad Deportiva Camilo Cano in La Nucia, Spain.
India is bent on defending its overall title after winning eight gold and three bronze medals in the previous edition held in Kielce, Poland last year.
Other strong Asian countries in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Japan, Mongolia, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, Philippines, South Korea, Chinese Taipei, Iran and Vietnam are out to vie for the medals.
The Asian federations sent their best 17 and 18-year-old boxers in men’s and women’s divisions that feature 13 and 12 weight categories, respectively.
The competition will run for 11 days, with the finals set on November 25 and 26 following a rest day on 24.
To help the athletes acclimatize with the environment, a pre-tournament training camp was organized by the Spanish Boxing Federation last October 30 to November 13 in Benidorm where the accommodations are located. The young Asian pugs also joined various international tilts such as the Aitenov Brothers Youth Tournament in Kazakhstan, Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament in Serbia, Mustafa Hajrulahovic Memorial in Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Boxam Youth Tournament in Spain in preparation for the world competition.
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