Five of our stars won their contests in the historical Europe vs. Asia Dual Match in Prague
A historical dual match was held between the two top continents in the world’s boxing life when Europe met with Asia in Prague this weekend. Among Asia’s stars Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Tam, Japan’s Sana Kawano, Philippines’ Eumir Felix Marcial, Uzbekistan’s Dilshodbek Ruzmetov and Jordan’s Hussein Iashaish won their contests in the Dual Match.
The competition was held in the capital city of the Czech Republic in Prague where Mr. Pavel Hynek was the engine to realize the Dual Match involving strong sponsors to the Gala Match. ASBC PR & Communication Director Mr. Tibor Kincses supported to accomplish their goals as the matchmaker of the Europe vs. Asia Dual Match.
Altogether three women and seven men contests were held including the two prebouts in Prague between the two continents. The Asian female and male squad contained 10 boxers from 9 different nations such as Iraq, Japan, Jordan, South Korea, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
Vietnam’s reigning ASBC Asian Women’s Champion Nguyen Thi Tam is one of the best female flyweight (51kg) boxers in the whole globe and she was too strong for Jana Prokesova in the Czech capital. Another women’s flyweight (51kg) bout was also held in the Europe vs. Asia Dual Match and Japan’s new sensation 22-year-old Sana Kawano dominated her fight against Petra Lastovkova.
Philippines’ ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Eumir Felix Marcial demonstrated his power against Czech National Champion Milos Bartl and won the middleweight (75kg) in the Dual Match. Marcial landed high number of clean shots and one of his combinations were lethal in the third round which decided their contest.
Uzbekistan’s AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships silver medallist 19-year-old Dilshodbek Ruzmetov is a superb talent at the light heavyweight (81kg) who had to do his very best to beat Romania’s EUBC European U22 Champion Paul Andrei Aradoaie. The final verdict was split decision to the Uzbek teenager who could be a new sensation in 2019.
Jordan’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games quarter-finalist and ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships bronze medallist Hussein Iashaish has moved down to the heavyweight (91kg) in the recent one year. The 24-year-old boxer impressed the local crowd with his strong combinations and following that the referee stopped their bout in the second round when he met with Jiri Havel.
Thailand’s AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist veteran Chatchai Butdee had a seriously close bout at the bantamweight (56kg) against France’s Jordan Rodriguez but his European opponent’s hand was raised after the final bell. Mongolia’s duo Asian Games winner Erdenebat Tsendbaatar and Rio 2016 Olympian Chinzorig Baatarsukh met with world class boxers and their contests against France’s AIBA World Champion Sofiane Oumiha and Armenia’s EUBC European Champion Hovhannes Bachkov were spectacular ones.
Results of the Europe vs. Asia Dual Match
Men’s 75kg, prebout: Nooruldeen Qasim Jamal IRQ – Martin Prazdny CZE AB 2nd round
Women’s 51kg, prebout: Nguyen Thi Tam VIE – Jana Prokesova CZE 5-0
Women’s 51kg: Sana Kawano JPN – Petra Lastovkova CZE 5-0
Men’s 56kg: Chatchai Butdee THA – Jordan Rodriguez FRA 2-3
Men’s 64kg: Chinzorig Baatarsukh MGL – Hovhannes Bachkov ARM 0-5
Men’s 69kg: Lim Hyun Chul KOR – Zdenek Chladek CZE 2-3
Men’s 75kg: Eumir Felix Marcial PHI – Milos Bartl CZE RSC 3rd round
Men’s 81kg: Dilshodbek Ruzmetov UZB – Andrei Aradoaie ROM 3-2
Men’s 91kg: Hussein Iashaish JOR – Jiri Havel CZE RSC 2nd round
Men’s 63kg: Erdenebat Tsendbaatar MGL – Sofiane Oumiha FRA 1-4
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