Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova defeated a top Russian rival in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi on Day1
The AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships started with its first competition day in New Delhi, India today. Altogether 26 preliminary contests were held in the opening day and the Asian boxers won six contests today. One of the best performances was delivered by Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova who eliminated a top Russian rival on Day1.
Altogether 277 boxers from 62 countries are attending in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi. The Asian continent are competing with 90 boxers in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships from the following 16 nations: Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, DPR Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tajikistan, Chinese Taipei and Uzbekistan.
Kazakhstan’s Rio 2016 Olympian and former ASBC Asian Women’s Champion Zhaina Shekerbekova had to face with Russia’s EUBC European Women’s Champion Svetlana Soluianova as first at the flyweight (51kg). Shekerbekova used up all of his experiences to keep the control against her taller rival and from close distance she was enough strong to eliminate her favourite Russian rival.
Philippines’ Irish Magno won her first international title in 2012 and this year she proved strong development in the preparation events. The 27-year-old Filipino flyweight (51kg) boxer started the first round with tough jabs against Belarus’ Yana Burym and took the lead in the scorecards. Magno was quicker than her European rival in the second part of the bout and her energetic style was enough to beat the experienced Belarusian in New Delhi.
Japan’s Tsukimi Namiki and Uzbekistan’s Aziza Yokubova had to meet in a classical Asian bout in New Delhi. The 20-year-old Japanese boxer had a powerful youth career and impressed also in the Republic of Kazakhstan President’s Cup. Namiki was the favourite against her Uzbek rival who tried to work in close distance but received punches from the Japanese side. Namiki was able to keep her control until the end of the final bell and advanced to the last 32 in New Delhi.
South Korea’s Jang Eu Na started better than her opponent Scotland’s Stephanie Kernachan and took the lead on the scorecards. The South Korean flyweight (51kg) boxer controlled also the second round against her European opponent using her great footwork. Jang, who regained her place in the national team, started her campaign with a success and he won her opening bout unanimously.
DPR Korea’s Pang Chol Mi claimed silver medal in the Jakarta 2018 Asian Games and in the Ho Chi Minh City 2017 ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships but she was near to win both of those finals. Pang, who won high number of preparation events, was too strong in the first round for New Zealand’s Tasmyn Benny and landed clear punches. The North Korean flyweight (51kg) boxer, who is among the gold medal contenders, won their contest by unanimous decision.
Kazakhstan’s AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Nazym Ishchanova regained her place in the national team and opened her first round strongly against Bangladesh’s Onita Islam. The 21-year-old Kazakh featherweight (57kg) boxer launched strong punches and the referee had to count Islam in the second round. Ishchanova dominated their unequal fight and advanced to the next preliminary round in New Delhi.
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