Eight Asian boxers are in the finals of the FISU University World Boxing Championships
The second part of the semi-finals with 12 contests was held in the FISU University World Boxing Championships in Elista on Day5. The city located in the Southern part of the Russian Federation and following three Asians who advanced to the finals one day earlier further five boxers from our continent remained their chance alive to win the FISU University World Boxing Championships.
Following the last Chiang Mai edition which was held in Thailand the current host is the Russian Federation. Altogether 17 women and 93 men boxers are attending in the FISU University World Boxing Championships where 13 winners will be crowned in Elista which is the capital city of the Republic of Kalmykia.
Chinese Taipei’s Hong Chuan Hsun was quarter-finalist in the Pavlodar 2016 ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships but the FISU University World Boxing Championships is his first big elite competition during his career. The 19-year-old flyweight (52kg) boxer worked well against Ireland’s Ricky Nesbit in the semi-final and following his teammate Chen Nien Chin, he advanced to the finals.
Kazakhstan’s Abay Kuandykov has been attending international elite events since 2014 therefore he had more experiences than Japan’s ASBC Asian Youth Champion and ASBC Asian Junior Champion Ryutaro Nakagaki. The Kazakh flyweight (52kg) boxer defeated Japan’s No.1 Tomoya Tsuboi in the Republic of Kazakhstan President’s Cup this June and he repeated that performance against a similar strong rival in Elista. The final verdict was unanimous decision to Kuandykov who will be meeting for the gold medal with Chinese Taipei1s Hong Chun Hsuan.
Chinese Taipei’s ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships quarter-finalist Pan Hung Min had to miss the boxing tournament of the Asian Games therefore he was motivated in the whole FISU University World Boxing Championships. Pan, who moved up to the welterweight (69kg) only this year, eliminated France’s young National Champion Milan Prat in the quarter-finals and did a surprise in the last four where he was too smart for Russia’s Akim Nabiullin.
Kazakhstan’s Bekbolat Kuramyssov claimed silver medal in the last edition of the FISU University World Boxing Championships in Chiang Mai at the welterweight (69kg) and he is aiming for the title in Elista. The Kazakh boxer attended in the World Series Boxing as well and controlled his fight against Belarus’ Aliaksei Dziarnou in the previous round but he was still enough fresh to beat Poland’s Filip Wachala in the semi-finals.
Tajikistan’s No.1 Shabbos Negmatulloev, who trains with his father Abbos, claimed bronze medal in the 2013 AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships and silver in the 2014 ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships. He advanced to the quarter-finals in the Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships therefore he is a favourite in Elista. The 21-year-old Tajik light heavyweight (81kg) eliminated Lithuania’s Paulius Zujevas, Chinese Taipei’s He Shao Hui and Belarus’ Hleb Sinkevich during his road to the finals.
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