China Open Tournament – Day1
The China Open Tournament began with narrow contests in Guiyang
The China Open Tournament began in the city of Guiyang which is a traditional boxing event in the Asian continent which will be held until July 4. Guiyang is the capital city of Guizhou Province and the traditional venue of the China Open Tournament which is well-known not only in Asia but also in Europe and Oceania as well.
The competition is holding in all of the 13 Olympic weight classes, the women boxers can box in the Flyweight class (51 kg), Lightweight class (60 kg) and Middleweight class (75 kg) in Guiyang. The men competition is scheduled from the 49 kg up to the +91 kg weight classes. The China Open Tournament offers perfect preparation for the qualified athletes before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
China’s Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games winner and AIBA Women’s Youth World Champion Chang Yuan is one of the biggest Asian talent in woman boxing. The 19-year-old Flyweight class (51 kg) boxer had to meet in the opening round against Philippines’ Aira Villegas who is also a young hope. Chang controlled most of the rounds and defeated her Southeast Asian rival by unanimous decision.
Chinese Taipei’s best Light Flyweight class (49 kg) boxer Tu Po Wei is only 19 but he competed in the AIBA Asian & Oceanian Olympic Qualification Event in Qian’an and also in the World Olympic Qualification Event in Baku. He won contests in these hard competitions and continued the winning path against China’s National Champion Huang Xin who was the main favourite of the category.
China’s Chang Yong had great results in the London 2012 Olympic era but in the recent years he had injuries and unexpected losses. The 29-year-old Flyweight class (52 kg) boxer, who won several international events in 2009 and in 2011, defeated Mongolia’s APB hope Gandulam Mungun-Erdene in a close contest which was one of the best in the first two sessions in Guiyang.
Chinese Taipei’s Pan Hung Ming competed successfully in the youth level and he surprised some of the best Asian elite boxers in the AIBA Asian & Oceanian Olympic Qualification Event in Qian’an where he advanced to the last eight. The 20-year-old Light Welterweight class (64 kg) boxer dominated his fight over Malaysia’s National Games winner Mohammad Khairol Bin Kalai in the second session of the tournament.
South Korea’s Jeong Jae Min is an experienced boxer in the international level who attended already in the 2006 AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships in Agadir. The Korean Middleweight class (75 kg) competitor had to meet with Chinese Taipei’s National Olympic Trials winner 18-year-old Kan Chia Wei who competed in the AIBA Asian & Oceanian Olympic Qualification Event in Qian’an, in the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Pavlodar and in the World Olympic Qualification Event in Baku. Jeong was able to use up his experiences to keep the distance and won their strong contest.
China’s Huang Jiabing is a newcomer in the national team at the Light Heavyweight class (81 kg) who delivered one of the main sensation of the first sessions in Guiyang. He had a hectic battle against Kyrgyzstan’s Erkin Adylbek Uulu who qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the AIBA Asian & Oceanian Olympic Qualification Event in Qian’an three months ago. The Chinese boxer won their narrow contest by split decision in the event.