Jordan’s new era
Jordanâ€™s new era begins in boxing
Jordan repeated its best ever performance in the history of the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Doha where one of their talented boxer reached the quarter-final stage of the global event.
Hussein Iashaish was bronze medallist at the 2013 ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Subic Bay, Philippines and after a few experiences in the international level he was involved to their elite team in 2014 at the age of 19.
The Super Heavyweight class (+91 kg) boxer defeated his strong rival Georgiaâ€™s EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships bronze medallist Mikheil Bakhtidze in the last 16 and advanced to the quarter-finals in Doha. The young Jordanian boxer lost to Uzbekistanâ€™s Bakhodir Jalolov in the Top8 where he had weight and height disadvantage against his Central Asian rival. Hussein Iashaish repeated their previous star boxerâ€™s Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Gharahir performance who was quarter-finalist in the 2005 edition in Mianyang, China.
The new head coach of the Jordan national team is 3-star AIBA coach Mr. Azzedine Aggoune who had also successes in the Algerian squad in the recent years.
â€œThe Jordanian team and especially Hussein Iashaish done well and showed he has great potential in the future. We began the common job only in August and since then he developed well in the preparations. His strong performance in Doha was the best one in Jordanâ€™s history since 2005 even he is no taller than his opponents. Hussein has got courage and tactical tools to defeat his taller opponents but in the future we decided to move him down to the Heavyweight class (91 kg).
The atmosphere of the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships was excellent and I think the local boxing fans and the spectators worldwide could watch great combats. AIBA has done a lot of things to develop boxing therefore we are all expecting highest level of boxing next year as well. Jordan will be there with maximum number of three women and ten men boxers in the 2016 AIBA Asian & Oceanian Olympic Qualifiers in China next March,â€said Jordanâ€™s new head coach Mr. Azzedine Aggoune.