Mohamed Fuad and Khir Akyazlan shined in the Malaysia Cup
After the Malaysian National Golden Gloves Championships the local boxing federation hosted the Malaysia Cup which was held in a small town in Bukit which is located south to Kuala Lumpur. The town is famous of its new boxing academy which could be a new progress in Malaysia’s boxing life.
AIBA One Star Referee & Judge Certification Course was held by Mr. Wyne Rose of Australia during the Malaysia Cup where besides to the 12 local R&Js, two Sri Lankans and two Indonesians also attended. In the boxing competition finally 71 athletes took part in nine weight classes in Bukit.
The first gold medal of the Malaysia Cup was achieved by their top boxer ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships quarter-finalist Mohamed Fuad Bin Mohamed Redzuan who was too strong for Muhammad Fikri Bin Mohamed Rahim in the final of the Light Flyweight class (49 kg). The 24-year-old boxer is member of the Malaysian national team since 2009 and aiming for the quota to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Malaysia’s second iconic boxer in their current national team is Southeast Asian Games bronze medallist Khir Akyazlan Bin Azmi who joined to the national squad also in 2009 at the age of 17. He proved top performance once again at the Light Welterweight class (64 kg) where he was too strong for a newcomer athlete Mohamed Raziz Daud.
Mohamed Azuwan Mohamed Nor was silver medallist in the Malaysian National Golden Gloves Tournament two months ago but this time he could defeat Wong Lee Onn in the final of the Flyweight class (52 kg). Rajan Nadarajah is a not so experienced boxer at the Bantamweight class (56 kg) but he delivered the gold of the category following his sensational wins over Malaysian National Golden Gloves winner Mohamed Adli Tajuddin.
Mohammed Alnazirul Othman is member of the Malaysian national team since 2013 and took part in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland last year. He defeated Mohamed Fouzen of Johor in the final of the Lightweight class (60 kg). Zainudin Abdul Rahman was silver medallist in the Malaysian National Golden Gloves Tournament in Kuching, Sarawak in September but the young Welterweight class (69 kg) boxer changed this medal into a brighter one after beating Malaysian National Games winner favourite Mohamed Khairol Bin Kalai in the gold medal bout.
Rudy Petrus has got experienced in the last two editions of the Southeast Asian Games therefore his final triumph over Wan Rizuan Wan Aziz was an expected result in the final of the Middleweight class (75 kg). Johor’s prides such as Malaysian National Golden Gloves silver medallist Muhamad Alieshah and Adli Hafiz Pauzi won the last two finals of the Malaysia Cup in Bukit.
Winners in the Malaysia Cup
49 kg: Mohamed Fuad Bin Mohamed Redzuan
52 kg: Mohamed Azuwan Mohamed Nor
56 kg: Rajan Nadarajah
60 kg: Mohammed Alnazirul Othman
64 kg: Khir Akyazlan Bin Azmi
69 kg: Zainudin Abdul Rahman
75 kg: Rudy Petrus
81 kg: Muhamad Alieshah
91 kg: Adli Hafiz Pauzi