Mongolia’s Bayarsaikhan Altantulga impressed in the first day at the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships

The new edition of the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships began in Kielce, Poland with its first competition day on April 13. Thailand, Mongolia, India, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan proved excellent results in the opening competition day.

Many of the Asian National Federations worked hard to give chances to their youth boxers to compete in the international stage again including the big powers and several developing nations. Boxers who were born in 2002 and in 2003 are eligible to attend in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Kielce which is the first ever global event in Poland.

Thailand’s Noppaket Srisawas is a newcomer in the international stage but she has experiences from the national events. The 17-year-old boxer competed in the last Thailand National Championships a few months ago and continued her training sessions in Muak Lek. The Thai girl met with Italy’s Michela Caccamo first and controlled the opening round with better footwork. Srisawas produced her best round in the second which decided their contest and the Thai talent advanced to the next stage of boxing.

India’s ASBC Asian Youth Champion Poonam moved up to the featherweight (57kg) but she looked stronger than ever. The Indian girl met with Colombia’s Vanessa Arboleda and tried to control the contest from the first round. Poonam is one of the main gold medal contenders in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships and opened her campaign with a strong performance. She landed impressive jabs and dominated the third round against the tiring South American boxer.

Another Indian ASBC Asian Youth Champion Vinka also started her participation at the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships. The Indian, who moved down to the lightweight (60kg), met with Russia’s Daria Panteleeva as first who is a newcomer in their youth national team. The Russian tried to keep the Indian on long but Vinka’s energetic attacks reached her several times in the first round. Panteleeva was better in the second part of the contest using her speed but Vinka could eliminate her Russian rival in Kielce.

Mongolia’s Bayarsaikhan Altantulga has been attending in the boxing events since 2016 and he enjoyed his return to the ring after half year of break. The Mongolian bantamweight (56kg) boxer landed the better punches in the first round and he was faster than Moldova’s Vitalie Prisacaru. The referee warned his European opponent while the Mongolian felt the tempo well until the end of the bout and he won the contest in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.

Kazakhstan’s Yerbolat Sabyr won several international junior tournaments in 2018 and after a few years of break, he could return to the top team as a youth boxer. He competed already at the Kazakhstan Elite National Championships therefore his experiences were in different level than Hungary’s Gergo Szaraz who switched from kick-boxing. The Kazakh boxer followed the taller Hungarian and he pressurized his opponent until the end of the contest winning it unanimously. Uzbekistan’s new addition to their youth national team Dilshod Abdumurodov was too strong for Slovakia’s Lukas Lorinc in the same bantamweight (56kg).

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