Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships – Day2 Report
Asia closed successful day on Day2 in Doha
The second competition day of the AIBA World Boxing Championships delivered big successes to the Asian boxers in the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena. Following the eight Asian triumphs in the opening day our continentâ€™s hopes proved wonderful performance in the Doha.
Flyweight class (52 kg)
Kazakhstanâ€™s defending ASBC Asian Continental Champion Olzhas Sattibayev arrived to the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships as a gold medal favourite. The Central Asian boxer had to fight in the opening round of the weight class but he did not give any chance to Ukraineâ€™s Ihor Sopinskyi in their unequal contest. Kazakhstanâ€™s experienced sensation was in different level than his European opponent and advanced to the next round.
Kyrgyzstanâ€™s ASBC Asian Champion in 2013 Azat Usenaliev began his championships against a top rival Germanyâ€™s WSB boxer Hamza Touba who claimed bronze in the Baku 2015 European Games. Both of them are WSB boxers and had enough experiences in the international level. Usenaliev could not reduce the fighting distance against the taller German boxer and suffered a narrow lost in Doha.
Lightweight class (60 kg)
Thailandâ€™s Pachanya Longchin was quarter-finalist in the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok on home soil in spite of the fact he joined to the national squad only a few months ago. The Muay Thai star proved great combinations and his efforts were enough to beat Puerto Ricoâ€™s Panamerican Games bronze medallist Jose Rosario in his debuting match in Doha.
â€œI am very satisfied with my todayâ€™s performance as I did not expect in the beginning of the year I can win contest in the AIBA World Boxing Championships. I am not tired yet, focusing to my next opponent here in Doha,â€
said Thailandâ€™s new national team member young Pachanya Longchin.
Uzbekistanâ€™s ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships bronze medallist Elnur Abduraimov had a tactical issue against Algeriaâ€™s All Africa Games winner Reda Benbaziz who was much taller than the Central Asian boxer. Abduraimov was much faster than his North African opponent and due his great efforts in the final round he was able to beat his Algerian rival in Doha.
Japanâ€™s currently best boxer Daisuke Narimatsu worked better in the opening round of the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships in comparison to his performance in the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships. The Japanese southpaw boxer dominated his fight against Egyptâ€™s Mahmoud Abdelaal who could not answer Narimatsuâ€™s attacks in their contest in Doha.
DPR Koreaâ€™s lone boxer in the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships is Kwon Chol Guk who had to do his very best against Ugandaâ€™s Hassan Abdu Asuni. The North Korean National Champion had better footwork than his African opponent and advanced to the last 16 in Doha. Kazakhstanâ€™s ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Zakir Safiullin won the WSB Team title this year but he did not find the best fighting distance against Russiaâ€™s Chechnyan-based Adlan Abdurashidov.
Welterweight class (69 kg)
Philippinesâ€™ ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Eumir Felix Marcial will be turning to 20 only later this year but he dominated his battle against Egyptâ€™s Walid Sadik Said Mohamed. He knocked down his Egyptian opponent twice and the referee stopped their bout still in the opening round of the bout. Marcial proved top quality of performance in Doha and awaiting for his next opponent.
Mongoliaâ€™s ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships bronze medallist Byamba Tuvshinbat delivered strong performance in his opening bout against Czech Republicâ€™s London 2012 Olympian Zdenek Chladek who is an experienced athlete. The 28-year-old Mongolian boxer attacked from the first seconds and he kept the rhythm well enough to beat his European opponent.
Light Heavyweight class (81 kg)
Syriaâ€™s Alaaeddin Ghossoun is one of the best boxer of his nation now who qualified from Bangkok to the AIBA World Boxing Championships. His younger brother Ahmad also qualified to the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships but he was injured in Qatar one day before the general weigh-in. Alaaeddin controlled the second part of the bout against Kyrgyzstanâ€™s Erkin Adylbek Uulu and advanced to the next preliminary stage in Doha.
Uzbekistanâ€™s two-time Asian Games winner Elshod Rasulov was medallist in the AIBA World Boxing Championships in 2009 and in 2011 as well and he is planning to repeat that performance. Rasulov was not able to fight in the final of the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok but now he was recovered. The 29-year-old boxer had a sensational bout against Venezuelaâ€™s AMBC American Champion Albert Ramirez and he could beat a top opponent in Doha.
Super Heavyweight class (+91 kg)
Uzbekistanâ€™s Bakhodir Jalolov won three international tournaments this year and arrived to the Doha event as medal favourite. The 21-year-old Uzbek boxer met with a small athlete once again after the preliminary round of the Bangkok event here in Doha as well. The strong Uzbek boxer kept the distance against Algeriaâ€™s WSB boxer Mohamed Grimes and his longer reaches resulted a clear triumph for Jalolov who advanced to the last 16 where still all of the five Asian boxers are in the competition at the highest weight class.
â€œI had to fight against a small boxer who was a bit aggressive but I think I could solve the bout easily. I felt myself great in the ring and looking forward my next contest,â€
said Uzbekistanâ€™s new sensation Bakhodir Jalolov.