Bubung Budam won the light flyweight in the Malaysian National Golden Gloves Tournament
The annual Malaysian National Golden Gloves Tournament was held in Sarawak and the men’s elite boxers could check their current skills before the main actions in 2018. Malaysian National Cup silver medallist Bubung Budam, Mohamad Firdaus Bin Kamarulzaman and Zainuddin Bin Abd Rahman proved the best performances in Sarawak.
Malaysia claimed one gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur which was big success for the country’s boxing life. The Malaysian boxers have been preparing hard to the Commonwealth Games and to the Asian Games which events will be their most important ones in 2018. Altogether 50 boxers competed in the new edition of the Malaysian National Golden Gloves Tournament in Sarawak.
Malaysian National Cup silver medallist Bubung Budam defeated Mohamed Nazirul Azwan Bin Mohamed Yusof in the semi-final and continued his winning path against Syafiq Hazziman in the final of the light flyweight (49kg) in the absence of their Southeast Asian Games winner Muhammad Fuad Bin Mohamed Redzuan. Bubung Budam is a younger hope who won his first national title in Malaysia.
Commonwealth Youth Games competitor and Penang International Tournament winner 20-year-old Mohammad Azlizam Bin Abu Talib controlled his flyweight (52kg) final against Army boxer Mohamed Syafiq Bin Hassan. The bantamweight (56kg) gold medal was taken by Mohamed Zulkhailanie Bin Mohamed Noor who triumphed over Daeleoniel McDelon Bong in the third final.
Malaysian National Cup bronze medallist Megat Mohamed Izzudin Bin Mohamed Nasir won the lightweight (60kg) final against a younger hope Mohamed Akram Bin Rasit. Malaysian National Cup bronze medallist Mohamad Firdaus Bin Kamarulzaman regained his place in the top of the podium at the Malaysian National Golden Gloves Tournament following his victory over Halim Izani Bin Sulaiman who injured in the third round.
Agong cup bronze medallist experienced Zainuddin Bin Abd Rahman delivered the next top performance in the event and stopped Muhammad Fitri Bin Musa in the final of the welterweight (69kg) in the first round. The next RSC success was taken by a new face Amerul Hafez Bin Shamshir who launched lethal punches against Anak Edward Ericson and won the middleweight (75kg) in Sarawak.
Penang International Tournament winner Hasamil Bin Hashrin won all of the rounds against Army boxer Rashid Bin Omar in the final of the light heavyweight (81kg) in Sarawak. Tan Yi Qin began the first round with tough combinations against Tham Yaw Kent and did a strong advantage after three minutes. Malaysia’s new heavyweight (91kg) boxer was in different level than his final opponent and took the national title.
List of the winners in the Malaysian National Golden Gloves Tournament
49kg: Bubung Budam
52kg: Mohammad Azlizam Bin Abu Talib
56kg: Mohamed Zulkhailanie Bin Mohamed Noor
60kg: Megat Mohamed Izzudin Bin Mohamed Nasir
64kg: Mohamad Firdaus Bin Kamarulzaman
69kg: Zainuddin Bin Abd Rahman
75kg: Amerul Hafez Bin Shamshir
81kg: Hasamil Bin Hashrin
91kg: Tan Yi Qin