Husain Matheel Harijah and Hayder Abdul Hadi Ierrair defended their thrones in the Iraqi Junior National Championships
The five-day long Iraqi Junior National Championships delivered high quality of boxing in Baghdad which was their main selection event for the upcoming ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships. Husain Matheel Harijah and Hayder Abdul Hadi Ierrair became the two boxers who could defend their thrones in the Iraqi Junior National Championships.
The Iraqi Junior National Championships was taking place NCNST Boxing Hall in Baghdad which is one of their best venues in the whole country and their new 13 heroes won the gold medals. The Iraqi Boxing Federation made this national event more spectacular and their hard work could be paid off in the upcoming competitions.
The Iraqi Boxing Federation and their management are working hard to increase the level of the boxers and attend as many Asian events as possible in the upcoming years, sending the athletes to the events of all age groups. Fantastic number of 186 boxers from 46 clubs attended in the Iraqi Junior National Championships this year.
The National Centre for the Sponsorship of Sport Talents is the strongest club in Iraq in this age group and their boxers topped the team standings with 48 points. The Amara Boxing Club became the runner-up with 19 points, the Telecom Boxing Clun became third while Hassanein Boxing Club was the fourth at the Iraqi Junior National Championships.
The management of the Iraqi Boxing Federation is planning to send seven male boxers out of their 13 new champions to upcoming ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships to Fujairah, United Arab Emirates which continental event is scheduled to take place on October 8-17.
The Iraqi boxers proved superb performance in the last edition of the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa where one of their young hope finally claimed silver medal. The Iraqi juniors shined also in the last Children of Asia Games which was held in Yakutsk, Russia in 2016.
The Iraqi boxers have got excellent traditions at the pinweight (46kg), their current elite national team member Sahm Karrar Kadhim Al-Ezirej claimed silver medal in the 2011 AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships. Their new hope in this category Ishaq J. Usan defeated Hayder Jasim in the final of the smallest weight class and has got great chance to represent the country in the upcoming ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships.
The second gold medal of the national event was delivered by Umara’s next top talent Mohammed B. Radi who bowed out Ahmed F. Hassan in the final of the light flyweight (48kg). NCNST’s Husain Matheel Harijah won the title of the pinweight (46kg) in 2018 and he was able to beat all of his opponents once again in the new edition defeating Ali A. Majid in the final of the flyweight (50kg).
NCNST’s Hayder Abdul Hadi Ierrair is Iraq’s best hope in the junior age group who claimed the gold medal at the bantamweight (54kg) in the 2018 edition of the National Championships in Basra. The 16-year-old boxer repeated that performance in Baghdad as well where he was too strong for Karrar H. Ismaeel of Ummal Naynawa in the final of the featherweight (57kg).
List of the winners in the Iraqi Junior National Championships
46kg: Ishaq J. Usan
48kg: Mohammed B. Radi
50kg: Husain Matheel Harijah
52kg: Ameed H. Mahdi
54kg: Ali Q. Hamdan
57kg: Hayder Abdul Hadi Ierrair
60kg: Ali Q. Bander
63kg: Muqtada A. Aboud
66kg: Sajjad E. Abdulhusain
70kg: Durgaam K. Kadum
75kg: Muqtada A. Abdulla
80kg: Karrar Y. Khalaf
+80kg: Muntadar A. Salwan
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