Baatarsukh Chinzorig defeated Erdenebat Tsendbaatar in the battle of the stars at the Mongolian National Championships

The Mongolian Elite National Boxing Championships took place for their top female and male boxers in Erdenet City. The most anticipated fight of the national event was won by Baatarsukh Chinzorig who defeated AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Erdenebat Tsendbaatar in an exciting bout.

Mongolia hosted the ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships in Ulaanbaatar and the country put their stars to the spotlight once again. Erdenet City was the host of the Elite National Championships which is the second most populated in Mongolia after Ulaanbaatar. The event was a selection tournament for the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Qualification Event which will be held in Wuhan, China on February 2020.

Seventeen boxers attended at the women’s flyweight (51kg) which saw a tough battle in the final between Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg and Balsan Mungunsaran. The AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships quarter-finalist Altantsetseg was well-prepared to the event and she became smarter than her teenage rival.

Bolortuul Tumurkhuyag was ASBC Asian Women’s Champion in 2012 when she attended at the light flyweight (48kg). Since than she moved up to the featherweight (57kg) and following her clear successes in the preliminary stages, the 32-year-old boxer was slightly better in the final than a teenage hope, Yesugen Oyuntsetseg.

Namuun Monkhor was bronze medallist in the Guwahati 2017 AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships and won her next national title at the lightweight (60kg). Uranbileg Shinetsetseg moved up to the welterweight (69kg) and she has the chance to represent Mongolia at the upcoming Asian & Oceanian Olympic Qualification Event following her success over Erdenetuya Erdenebileg.

Munkhbat Myagmarjargal involved to the national team only a few years ago and she won some top contests in the international events including in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. The top Mongolian middleweight (75kg) boxer was too strong for Tsolmon Namuun-Ursgal in the final of the Nationals.

Enkhmandakh Kharkhuu is a flyweight (52kg) boxer but his strength is impressive and his other skills were developed rapidly in the recent one year. The 23-year-old boxer dominated his fights in the National Championships and kept his Olympic chances alive. His brother, Summer Universiade winner and Rio 2016 Olympian Enkh-Amar Kharkhuu attended at the bantamweight (57kg) and did his very best to beat his rivals in Erdenet City,

The most anticipated fight of the whole Mongolian National Championships was held between Jakarta 2018 Asian Games winner Erdenebat Tsendbaatar and ASBC Asian Boxing Championships silver medallist Baatarsukh Chinzorig. Both boxers qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and their world class bout this time was won by Chinzorig by split decision while Tsendbaatar is planning to move back to his best category to the bantamweight (57kg).

Battumur Misheelt was silver medallist in the Indian Open International Boxing Tournament but due the best Mongolian stars as Erdenebat Tsendbaatar and Baatarsukh Chinzorig, he had to move up to the welterweight (69kg). The 22-year-old boxer was quicker than a strong rival Ganbaatar Bayarkhuu and his technical skills delivered a national title for him.

Otgonbaatar Byamba-Erdene moved up to the middleweight (75kg) but he adopted the level of the category quickly to beat Batbayar Erkhembayar in the final. Mongolia’s veteran boxer Narmandakh Shinebayar returned to the national team this year and became the champion of the light heavyweight (81kg) in Erdenet City. Sandagsuren Erdenebayar is also a veteran boxer who dominated all of his previous fights at the heavyweight (91kg) and continued his winning path in Erdenet City as well. Aldar’s Tolek Erbolat is member of the national team since 2012 and he is Mongolia’s best super heavyweight (+91kg) boxer. The Kazakh-descent boxer stopped all of his opponents in the National Championships including his final opponent, Daivii Otgonbayar.

List of the winners in the Mongolian National Championships
Women’s 51kg: Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg
Women’s 57kg: Bolortuul Tumurkhuyag
Women’s 60kg: Namuun Monkhor
Women’s 69kg: Uranbileg Shinetsetseg
Women’s 75kg: Munkhbat Myagmarjargal
Men’s 52kg: Enkhmandakh Kharkhuu
Men’s 57kg: Enkh-Amar Kharkhuu
Men’s 63kg: Baatarsukh Chinzorig
Men’s 69kg: Battumur Misheelt
Men’s 75kg: Otgonbaatar Byamba-Erdene
Men’s 81kg: Narmandakh Shinebayar
Men’s 91kg: Sandagsuren Erdenebayar
Men’s +91kg: Tolek Erbolat

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