Fantastic women boxers represent the host country in the Asian Games

China is the host of the Asian Games in Hangzhou and the team prepared with training camps in Uzbekistan and on various local cities to be in top shape in the front of the host crowd. Their women’s team could be the best in the Asian Games with several gold medal expectations and their male squad also contains two stars.

The last Chinese national boxing event was held in Hangzhou this May to acclimatize to the competition venue. China earned titles at the Women’s World Boxing Championships and one silver medal at the Men’s World Boxing Championships in 2023.

China claimed 11 gold, 12 silver and 14 bronze medals in the boxing history of the Asian Games and several of the titles were achieved in women’s boxing since the female part of the sport has been added to the official program in 2010. China’s last Asian Games organization was the Guangzhou 2010 edition where the county earned five gold medals.

The Women’s World Champion Wu Yu moved back to the light flyweight (50kg) and she was favoured to participate in the Asian Games instead of their new young star, Hu Meiyi. Chang Yuan, the former Youth Olympic Games winner, moved up to the bantamweight (54kg) and she made strong debuts in her new division in 2023.

Xu Zichun had strong local rivals such as Ruan Mulan but finally she managed to represent Team China at the women’s featherweight (57kg). Yang Wenlu is one of the World Champions in the team and she impressed in the preparation events of the Asian Games therefore she could be a gold medal favourite at the women’s lightweight (60kg).

The 31-year-old Yang Liu from Inner Mongolia is not only a tall boxer at the women’s welterweight (66kg) but she is the defending Women’s World Champion. The Olympic Games silver medallist and World Champion Li Qian lost only three international contests in the previous six years and she could be the ace of the women’s middleweight (75kg).

Zhang Jiamao is a newcomer at the men’s flyweight (51kg) but he has the technical skills and speed to be competitive with the top boxers as well. Lu Ping was Youth Olympian in Nanjing nine years ago and regained his place in the national team after so many poor years. Wang Xiangyang (63.5kg) and Wang Peicheng (71kg) have less international experiences but they competed strongly in the national selections.

China’s best male boxer, the Tokyo Olympian Tuohetaerbieke Tanglatihan of Xinjiang region achieved a silver medal in the Men’s Elite World Boxing Championships and he is one of the gold medal prospects of the light heavyweight (80kg).

Han Xuezhen has several years of experiences at the men’s heavyweight (92kg) while the World Championships quarter-finalist Danabieke Bayikewuzi is one of the most progressed boxers at the super heavyweight (+92kg) with medal expectations in Hangzhou.

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