Historical women bouts at the Ramadan Open Boxing Championships where Bahrain’s Abdullah Al-Fadel became the best boxer
The Zayed Ramadan Open Boxing Championships was held in the United Arab Emirates which became another historical event. The Ramadan Open Boxing Championships was the first ever international event for the female athletes of the region and three boxers won their titles including Fahima Alfaqee and Hanan Alzeyoudi. The best boxer trophy of the competition was achieved by Bahrain’s Abdullah Al-Fadel.
Thirteen clubs from the United Arab Emirates and Team Bahrain were attended in the Zayed Ramadan Open Boxing Championships and among them Al-Ain topped the team rankings. ASBC President and AIBA Vice-President Mr. Anas Alotaiba also followed the competition in the venue and presented medals during the ceremonies.
Bahrain Boxing Federation sent boxers at the very first time to the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships to Bangkok last month and their athletes attended also in the Ramadan Open Boxing Championships. Bahrain Boxing Federation hired former UK coach Mr. Tony Davies and his team achieved two gold medals in the Ramadan Open Boxing Championships which was another great milestone in their developments.
The women’s boxing is in strongly increasing stage in the region following Hijab was officially approved by the AIBA Executive Committee three months ago. Fahima Alfaqee of Royal Dubai Boxing Centre attended in the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships and she used up those experiences to win the title of the women’s flyweight (51kg) after beating Al-Ain’s Reem Alhadad in the final while Bahrain’s Noorinesa Ameer Jan claimed bronze medal.
Hanan Alzeyoudi also competed in the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok last month and her experiences paid off in the final of the lightweight (60kg) against Fujairah’s Nouf Sulaiman. Sara Albaqali is a newcomer in women’s boxing but she was able to win the third female title in the Ramadan Open Boxing Championships earning the gold medal at the middleweight (75kg) following her success over Fatma Naser.
Ten winners have been crowned in the men’s part of the Ramadan Open Boxing Championships following the women’s finals. The first title was achieved by experienced international boxer Ahmed Al-Mesmari who triumphed over Abu Dhabi’s Abdelrahman Hashim at the light flyweight (49kg).
Mohammad Bilal has got strong Pakistani roots but he started his boxing career in Bahrain and received the right at the very first time to attend in the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok. The 20-year-old flyweight (52kg) talent was too smart in the final for Abu Dhabi’s Khaled Alameri and won his first international tournament title. Bahrain’s second gold medal was achieved by Abdullah Al-Fadel at the welterweight (69kg) who was named as the Best Boxer of the Tournament.
Saad Mazher Al-Sadid is an experienced international level boxer who represented the United Arab Emirates in the recent top events as well therefore his success over Mohamed Salah was not a surprise at the men’s bantamweight (56kg). Amer Al-Suwaider attended in the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in 2017 and at the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in 2018 and the teenage talent won his first elite competition following his triumph over Ishaq Silva.
Fahad Al-Khoori is also a young talent who attended in ASBC and Arab regional competitions and the 20-year-old boxer claimed the gold of the middleweight (75kg) following his success over Nabeel Jallab. Adel Khan was the best at the light heavyweight (81kg) before Al-Ain’s two hopes as Ali Mohamed (91kg) and Ostin Namdi (+91kg) won the last two titles in the Ramadan Open Boxing Championships.
List of the winners in the Ramadan Open Boxing Championships
Women’s 51kg: Fahima Alfaqee, United Arab Emirates
Women’s 60kg: Hanan Alzeyoudi, United Arab Emirates
Women’s 75kg: Sara Albaqali, United Arab Emirates
Men’s 49kg: Ahmed Al-Mesmari, United Arab Emirates
Men’s 52kg: Mohammad Bilal, Bahrain
Men’s 56kg: Saad Mazher Al-Sadid, United Arab Emirates
Men’s 60kg: Ivanica, United Arab Emirates
Men’s 64kg: Amer Al-Suwaider, United Arab Emirates
Men’s 69kg: Abdullah Al-Fadel, Bahrain
Men’s 75kg: Fahad Al-Khoori, United Arab Emirates
Men’s 81kg: Adel Khan, United Arab Emirates
Men’s 91kg: Ali Mohamed, United Arab Emirates
Men’s +91kg: Ostin Namdi, United Arab Emirates
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