Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships – Day4 Report
25 Asian boxers need only one further step to get a medal in Doha
The winners of the fourth competition day at the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships advanced to the quarter-finals of the event. Twelve Asian boxers won their contests on Day4 which means the number of the quarter-finalists raised up to 25 in 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 eliminated Ukraineâ€™s Ihor Sopinskyi in the opening round and had to meet with Bulgariaâ€™s EUBC European Champion 18-year-old Daniel Asenov. The Central Asian boxer turned up the heat after the first round and defeated his strong European rival.
Uzbekistanâ€™s Shakhobiddin Zoirov claimed three silver medals in the last three editions of the Asian continental events but he proved he is among the bests of the world. The 22-year-old Uzbek boxer had to meet with Chinaâ€™s WSB athlete Hu Jianguan in the preliminary round in Doha following their first meeting in Bangkok. The Uzbek boxer was better in the opening round against his Chinese opponent but Hu could return to the match and surprisingly eliminated his strong rival.
Lightweight class (60 kg)
Dorjnyambuu Otgondalai secured Mongoliaâ€™s first ever gold medal in the history of the Asian Games and continued the winning path in the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok. He was seeded as No.4 but his first rival was Italyâ€™s former AIBA World Champion Domenico Valentino in Doha. Otgondalai was confident from the first seconds and controlled the bout in spite of the fact his opponent was a top one.
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 eliminated Puerto Ricoâ€™s Panamerican Games bronze medallist Jose Rosario in his debuting match in Doha but his next opponent was Cubaâ€™s Lazaro Alvarez. Longchin did a great bout against the Cuban star but he was not able to win that strange match.
Uzbekistanâ€™s ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships bronze medallist Elnur Abduraimov defeated Algeriaâ€™s All Africa Games winner Reda Benbaziz and met with New Zealandâ€™s Chad Milnes in the second preliminary round. The Uzbek boxer was confident in the ring and defeated his Kiwi opponent with big difference.
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 eliminated Egyptâ€™s Mahmoud Abdelaal and had to box with Ukraineâ€™s Tymur Beliak but he could not repeat his previous performance.
Welterweight class (69 kg)
Kazakhstanâ€™s defending AIBA World Champion, Asian Games winner and ASBC Asian Champion Daniyar Yeleussinov begun his way to the final glory in Doha where he fought firstly with Belarusâ€™ EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Pavel Kastramin. The 24-year-old Kazakh star dominated their contest until the final bell and as expected he will be there in the quarter-finals.
Philippinesâ€™ ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Eumir Felix Marcial shocked Egyptâ€™s Walid Sadik Said Mohamed in his opening bout in Doha. The young Filipino hope boxed with Spainâ€™s EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships bronze medallist Youba Ndiaye Sissokho in the second preliminary round and dominated the contest from the second round which was enough to beat his European 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 and had a great work plan against Chinaâ€™s Liu Wei on Day 4. The Mongolian boxer controlled the first round but Liu Wei came back to the match in the second three minutes and finally his efforts were enough to beat Byamba Tuvshinbat in a close contest.
Light Heavyweight class (81 kg)
Syriaâ€™s Alaaeddin Ghossoun is one of the best boxer of his nation who defeated Kyrgyzstanâ€™s Erkin Adylbek Uulu but his second opponent was Kazakhstanâ€™s London 2012 Olympic Games silver medallist Adilbek Niyazymbetov. The 26-year-old Kazakh boxer is hunting for his first title in an AIBA World Boxing Championships and he did his first successful step in Doha beating the Syrian hope in a hectic contest.
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 eliminated a top rival Venezuelaâ€™s AMBC American Champion Albert Ramirez and met with Turkeyâ€™s Cem Karlidag in the second preliminary round. Rasulov won all of the rounds in their contest and advanced to the last eight in Doha.
Super Heavyweight class (+91 kg)
Kazakhstanâ€™s London 2012 Olympic Games bronze medallist and Asian Games winner Ivan Dychko had height advantage against Brazilâ€™s Rafael Duarte Lima in their contest. The 25-year-old Kazakh star had a one-sided bout, dominated all of the rounds and finally his hand was raised in their contest.
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 did not give any chance to Algeriaâ€™s WSB boxer Mohamed Grimes in the opening round. Jalolov tried to keep the distance against Cubaâ€™s Leinier Pero and he had two winning rounds which delivered for Uzbekistan a great triumph in Doha.
Jordanâ€™s Hussein Iashaish was bronze medallist in the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships but he had a strong opponent Georgiaâ€™s Mikheil Bakhtidze. The 20-year-old Jordan boxer had excellent rhythm in the bout until the final gong and defeated his favourite rival in Doha which means he needs only one further step to win a medal in the event.