Jordan’s best boxers Zead Eshaish and Rio 2016 Olympian Hussein Iashaish won titles in the Arab Elite Boxing Championships
The Arab Elite Boxing Championships was held in Sudan’s capital city in Khartoum which was key event for the men boxers before the Asian Games. The Asian countries claimed two gold medals, five silver and ten bronze medals in the new edition of the Arab Elite Boxing Championships which was much better performance than in the Arab Youth Boxing Championships earlier this year.
Sudan Boxing Federation never hosted such a big international competition as the Arab Elite Boxing Championships where the Supervisor of the competition was Jordan’s official Mr. Walid Jarrar. Altogether 48 boxers from 9 countries competed in the Arab Youth Boxing Championships in Cairo and 56 athletes from nine nations attended in the Arab Elite Boxing Championships in Khartoum.
Algeria became the most successful country and topped the team rankings with their five gold medals in the Arab Elite Boxing Championships ahead of Morocco and Jordan. Iraq, Tunisia, Sudan, Yemen, Lebanon and Qatar also achieved at least one medal in the Arab Elite Boxing Championships in Khartoum.
Jordan is one of the strongest Western Asian boxing countries and following their successful performance Arab Youth Boxing Championships in Cairo where Jordan’s Bader Osman Samreen won gold medal, their elite athletes achieved five medals in Khartoum ranking as No.3 among the participating teams.
Jordan’s new sensation Zead Eshaish will be turning to 20 only later this year but the young welterweight (69kg) boxer is one of the most promising athletes in the Western Asian region. Jordan’s new sensation defeated all of his three rivals in Khartoum including Iraq’s AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships silver medallist Sahm Karrar Kadhim Al-Ezirej and Tunisia’s Ahmed Tebai.
Jordan’s second gold medal was achieved by Rio 2016 Olympic Games quarter-finalist Hussein Iashaish who defeated all of his three rivals at the heavyweight (91kg) by RSC. He was too strong for Algeria’s experienced Mabrouk Boughrara, Sudan’s Waleed Eisa and Morocco’s El Mehdi Bourous. Jordan’s No.1 moved down from the super heavyweight (+91kg) but he is enough speed and strong to control his contests.
Iraq had five finalists in the Arab Elite Boxing Championships in Khartoum and finally all of them achieved silver medals in Sudan’s capital. Hassan Ali Naser (49kg), Islamic Solidarity Games silver medallist Ammar Hassan Jabbar (60kg), Hayder Karaawi (64kg), Mudhar Al-Saedi (75kg) and Saddi Rabeah (+91kg) were their runner-ups in the competition.
Asian medallists in the Arab Elite Boxing Championships
Gold medal – Zead Eshaish, Jordan (69kg)
Gold medal – Hussein Iashaish, Jordan (91kg)
Silver medal – Hassan Ali Naser, Iraq (49kg)
Silver medal – Ammar Hassan Jabbar, Iraq (60kg)
Silver medal – Hayder Karaawi, Iraq (64kg)
Silver medal – Mudhar Al-Saedi, Iraq (75kg)
Silver medal – Saddi Rabeah, Iraq (+91kg)
Bronze medal – Hassan Al-Kasbeh, Jordan (49kg)
Bronze medal – Ahmad Yahya Badr, Yemen (52kg)
Bronze medal – Yousef Iashaish, Jordan (52kg)
Bronze medal – Jaafar Ali Al-Sudani, Iraq (56kg)
Bronze medal – Nasser Ebrahim, Yemen (56kg)
Bronze medal – Thulasi Tharumalingam, Qatar (69kg)
Bronze medal – Sahm Karrar Kadhim Al-Ezirej, Iraq (69kg)
Bronze medal – Abdul Karim El-Sayed, Lebanon (75kg)
Bronze medal – Odai Riad Al-Hindawi, Jordan (81kg)
Bronze medal – Ali Fahd, Yemen (91kg)