Indonesia’s Endang became the first finalist in the Kapolri Cup where the best 28 boxers remained in action
The second edition of the Kapolri Cup continued with the semi-finals in the city of Manado where 14 champions will be crowned after the day of the finals. Indonesia’s Endang became the first finalist in the Kapolri Cup where the stars as Lin Yu Ting, Chuthamat Raksat, Skye Nicolson and Nesthy Petecio won their semi-final contests.
The Indonesians are preparing hard to the upcoming Asian Games which will be held in their capital city in Jakarta therefore their best hopes are near to their peak performance. The boxing tournament of the Asian Games will be starting on August 22 and the Indonesians are hoping to get at least one medal in our sport.
Altogether 70 women and 88 men boxers were there in the general weigh-in and after the drawing ceremony the first session has done in Manado. The women boxers can attend in six different weight classes from the light flyweight (48kg) up to the light welterweight (64kg). The men participants are fighting in eight categories from the pinweight (46kg) up to the middleweight (75kg).
Australia, Chinese Taipei, host Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam are attending in the second edition of the Kapolri Cup in Manado with women and men boxers as well.
Indonesia’s most experienced woman light flyweight (48kg) boxer Endang impressed in the semi-finals of the Kapolri Cup and after beating her teammate Gity Jatontos she became the first boxer in the event who could advance to the final. Endang will be meeting with Philippines’ former AIBA Women’s World Champion Josie Gabuco who eliminated Rani Balu by unanimous decision.
Thailand’s AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Chuthamat Raksat celebrated her 25th birthday a few days ago and she was able to continue her winning path in Manado City. Thailand’s best woman flyweight (51kg) boxer stopped her Indonesian rival Erni in the quarter-finals but she had to do her very best to eliminate Philippines’ Irish Magno with her excellent stamina. Raksat will be boxing for the title of the Kapolri Cup with Vietnam’s reigning ASBC Asian Women’s Champion Nguyen Thi Tam who had a narrow triumph over Japan’s Asian Games bronze medallist Aya Shinmoto.
Chinese Taipei’s defending ASBC Asian Women’s Champion at the bantamweight (54kg) Lin Yu Ting impressed in the previous two stages of the Kapolri Cup, stopped their opponents before the final gong. The 22-year-old star did not give any chance to Australia’s Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Taylah Robertson in the semi-finals. Lin used her longer reach effectively and she was untouchable for the Aussie girl which means she can box in the final with Japan’s Mizuki Hiruta.
Philippines’ AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships silver medallist Nesthy Petecio is in top form in the recent one year and dominated her quarter-final against Indonesia’s No.1 at the featherweight (57kg) Southeast Asian Games silver medallist Christina Marwan Jembay. Petecio continued her strong performance and stopped Indonesia’s Sofia very quickly therefore she will face for the title with her main rival Vietnam’s AIBA Junior World Champion Vuong Thi Vy.
Australia’s Commonwealth Games winner Skye Nicolson found her best rhythm in the semi-final of the lightweight (60kg) very quickly and controlled her fight against Indonesia’s promising Huswatun Hasanah. The AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Aussie boxer will be meeting for the gold medal with another top opponent Thailand’s Sudaporn Seesondee.
Indonesia’s ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships quarter-finalist Cornelis Kwangu Langu returned to the world of boxing in top shape and stopped his next rival Ricko Kansil in the semi-final of the men’s light flyweight (49kg). The 28-year-old Bali-based boxer will be facing for the gold medal with Philippines’ National Games winner Ramel Macado who eliminated Indonesia’s Ingatan Ilahi.
Philippines’ AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Rogen Ladon knocked out Indonesia’s Budi Gunawan in the quarter-final of the flyweight (52kg) and stopped Singapore’s former Youth Olympian Mohamed Hanurdeen Bin Hamid in the last four. Ladon, who moved up one category only in the recent months, will be meeting for the gold medal with Japan’s ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships quarter-finalist Ryusei Baba who eliminated Bali-based Ferdinandus Seran.
Malaysia’s Arfiqanie Bin Ahmad Anshori eliminated Singapore’s Abdul Jalil Danial and will boxing for the title of the lightweight (60kg) with Indonesia’s Gresti Alfons. Australia’s Commonwealth Games winner Harry Garside moved up to the light welterweight (64kg) and he needed to do his peak performance to beat Philippines’ 19-year-old Ronald Chavez Jr. in the semi-final. Garside’s next rival will be Japan’s powerful Ryo Nakai in the final of the Kapolri Cup.
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