Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships – Final Day

Kazakhstan claimed two silver medals in the final day
The second part of the gold medal bouts were held at the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships in the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena. Asia achieved 13 medals in the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships and in the final day two of our hopes fought for the titles in Qatar.
The LOC of the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships divided the finals into two parts same as in the semi-finals. The gold medal bouts of the 52 kg, 60 kg, 69 kg, 81 kg and +91 kg classes were held on Thursday in Doha. In the first day of the finals the three Uzbek boxers claimed three silver medals for Asia while Kazakhstan was also able to get two runner-up places in the day of the finals.

Lightweight class (60 kg)
Uzbekistan’s ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships bronze medallist Elnur Abduraimov defeated Algeria’s All Africa Games winner Reda Benbaziz, New Zealand’s Chad Milnes and surprisingly Mongolia’s Incheon 2014 Asian Games winner and current ASBC Asian Champion Dorjnyambuu Otgondalai in the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships. He lost to only Cuba’s two-time AIBA World Champion Lazaro Alvarez in the semi-finals and for the guaranteed third place he had to meet in the box-offs with Brazil’s AIBA World Boxing Championships silver medallist Robson Donato Conceicao. The 21-year-old Uzbek boxer was motivated and well concentrated against his South American rival which delivered for him a quota to Rio. As Hurshid Tojibayev has already qualified from the APB Uzbekistan has got two qualification places in the Lightweight class (60 kg).

Welterweight class (69 kg)
Kazakhstan’s defending AIBA World Champion, Asian Games winner and ASBC Asian Champion Daniyar Yeleussinov defeated Belarus’ EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Pavel Kastramin, Philippines’ ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Eumir Felix Marcial and Azerbaijan’s Baku 2015 European Games winner Parviz Baghirov in the road to the finals. The Kazakh star will now meet with Morocco’s WSB No.1 Mohammad Rabii in the gold medal bout. Yeleussinov could not show his best form this time and suffered a surprise loss to the North African boxer who reached his career highlight in Doha in the front of the Arabic crowd.
China’s Liu Wei surprisingly defeated Mongolia’s Byamba Tuvshinbat in a close contest and delivered a sensational triumph over Lithuania’s Eimantas Stanionis who claimed gold medal in the EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships in Samokov two months ago. The Chinese boxer lost to Morocco’s Mohammed Rabii in the semi-final of the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships but he had a chance to get a spot to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the box-off against Azerbaijan’s Parviz Baghirov. His Caucasian rival was not able to fight in the third place bout therefore Liu Wei achieved a quota. After Lu Bin and Zhang Jiawei he became the third Chinese boxer who could take a quota to Rio.

Super Heavyweight class (+91 kg)
Kazakhstan’s London 2012 Olympic Games bronze medallist and Asian Games winner Ivan Dychko outpointed Brazil’s Rafael Duarte Lima, Germany’s promising Florian Schulz and Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov which contest was a narrow one. Kazakhstan’s big man had to meet in the final of the Super Heavyweight class (+91 kg) with France’s former Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Champion Tony Yoka who defeated two gold medal contenders in the previous rounds. Dychko was motivated and he had some effective punches in the second round of their final. Kazakhstan’s last hope controlled only clearly the final round which was not enough to turn back the contest.