Jordan National Selection Tournament
29 champions have been crowned at the Jordan National Selection Tournament
The Jordan National Selection Tournament was held in Amman where their best elite, youth and junior athletes could show their skills before the main events of 2016. Altogether 29 champions have been crowned in the Jordan National Selection Tournament and the winners can expect participation in the international level in 2016.
Mr. Walid Jarrar was awarded as the Best Asian ITO of the Year 2015 who is working together with their new head coach Algerian Mr. Azzedine Aggoune who is a key to develop Jordan’s boxing life in the upcoming years. He decided to organize this selection event to chose the best boxers of the country and find new talents.
Abdullah Dragmeh won the first gold medal in the elite level of the Jordan National Selection Tournament in Amman at the Light Flyweight class (49 kg) after beating Mohammed Al-Abdi in the final. ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships bronze medallist veteran Mohammad Abdelaziz Al-Wadi was too strong for Nabeel Haimour in the final of the Bantamweight class (56 kg).
Incheon 2014 Asian Games bronze medallist Obada Al-Kasbeh had a strong opponent in the final of the Lightweight class (60 kg), AIBA Asian Olympic Qualifiers quarter-finalist 21-year-old Adel Al-Matbouli but he was able to knock down his opponent in the final round and claimed the gold medal in Amman.
Ahmad Al-Matbouli is Jordan’s biggest talent who is only 18 but he defeated tough Kazakh boxers as well this year. The Light Welterweight class (64 kg) teenager triumphed over national team member and former Arabic Champion Seif Emad Qraish in the gold medal bout and proved he is a top talent in Jordan.
Rami Al-Khawaldeh won the gold medal at the Jordan National Championships this year where he defeated Emmad Mohamed Abu Al-Khir while on their re-match he could repeat that performance. Rami Al-Khawaldeh won the gold medal of the Welterweight class (69 kg) while Bader Ibrahim Al-Adwi was too strong for Jehad Mohammed Abu Al-Khir in the final of the Middleweight class (75 kg).
Odai Riad Al-Hindawi was silver medallist at the Incheon 2014 Asian Games while he fought at the Light Heavyweight class (81 kg) this time and as expected he could win the title in Amman. ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Ihab Darweish Al-Matbouli is Jordan’s Heavyweight class (91 kg) No.1 who was able to stop his opponent in the opening round.
The last gold medal of the elite competition was achieved by ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships bronze medallist Hussein Iashaish who was quarter-finalist also at the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships in October. The 20-year-old Super Heavyweight class (+91 kg) boxer was in different level than Sami Tayseer in the gold medal bout of the selection event.
The first gold medal of the youth competition was won by Azzedine Qraish at the Light Flyweight class (49 kg). Another top talent 17-year-old Osamah Omar Khamees won the gold medal at the Jordan Youth National Championships this April and secured another title in Amman after stopping Yousef Al-Zoubide.
Ali Al-Hindi competed in the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Tashkent and this time he could win the gold at the Youth Middleweight class (75 kg). 18-year-old Zeiad Esheish moved down one category and claimed the gold medal at the Light Heavyweight class (81 kg) after knocking out Zaed Nsour.
Winners in the Jordan National Selection Tournament
Junior 46 kg: Hamzeh Al-Adwi
Junior 50 kg: Mohammad Al-Sukari
Junior 52 kg: Jawad Al-Rashed
Junior 54 kg: Mohammad Awad
Junior 57 kg: Mohammad Al-Yamani
Junior 60 kg: Mohammad Nabhan
Junior 63 kg: Bader Osameh
Junior 66 kg: Ahmad Abu Ali
Junior 70 kg: Mohammed Suleiman
Junior +80 kg: Abdullah Kasaab
Youth 49 kg: Azzedine Qraish
Youth 52 kg: Mohammad Adnan
Youth 56 kg: Azez Alasei
Youth 60 kg: Osamah Omar Khamees
Youth 64 kg: Abdalmajed Jarah
Youth 69 kg: Mohammad Judeh
Youth 75 kg: Ali Al-Hindi
Youth 81 kg: Zeiad Esheish
Youth 91 kg: Qutaibah Ramdan
Youth +91 kg: Akram Al-Nadi
Elite 49 kg: Abdullah Dragmeh
Elite 56 kg: Mohammad Abdelaziz Al-Wadi
Elite 60 kg: Obada Al-Kasbeh
Elite 64 kg: Ahmad Al-Matbouli
Elite 69 kg: Rami Al-Khawaldeh
Elite 75 kg: Bader Ibrahim Al-Adwi
Elite 81 kg: Odai Riad Al-Hindawi
Elite 91 kg: Ihab Darweish Al-Matbouli
Elite +91 kg: Hussein Iashaish