Nepal’s Susma Tamang and Thailand’s Ritthiamon Saengsawang were the heroes of Day5 at the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships
Another long competition day was held at the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Kielce, Poland today. The winners advanced to the quarter-finals and a lot of Asian talents shined in the fifth day of boxing. Nepal’s Susma Tamang and Thailand’s Ritthiamon Saengsawang were the heroes of the day in Kielce.
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.
India’s Gitika eliminated Russia’s EUBC European Youth Champion Diana Ermakova in the first preliminary round and she had another top rival, Kazakhstan’s Araylym Marat who won the Nations Women’s Cup in Serbia this January. The Indian light flyweight (48kg) boxer started better and took the lead on the scorecards after three minutes. Gitika replaced Rajni in the national team but it was such a good decision from the Indian coaching staff and the young talent can now prepare to the quarter-finals.
Nepal’s Susma Tamang has done her debut in the international events in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships but she was not afraid of her Lithuanian opponent, Dija Bajalyte in Kielce. The Nepali light flyweight (48kg) boxer had better punches in the first round and she could increase her tempo in the second. The referee counted the Lithuanian more times and after confirmed Tamang’s victory which was Nepal’s first ever success in the history of the event.
Uzbekistan’s Farzona Fozilova won the gold medal at the Adriatic Pearl Youth Tournament in Montenegro two months ago and she arrived to the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships as one of the secret favourites of the light flyweight (48kg). The 17-year-old Uzbek talent reduced the fighting range successfully against Mongolia’s Nomin-Erdene Davaazorig. Fozilova’s speed decided their contest and advanced to the quarter-finals of the weight category in Kielce.
India’s Bishwamitra Chongtham is ASBC Asian Junior Champion who used his speed against Iran’s Mahdi Parvizi Khosroshahi in the last 16 of the light flyweight (49kg). The Indian boxer proved that he developed in the recent one half year since his gold medal in Fujairah and eliminated the Iranian in Kielce. Kazakhstan’s promising Sanzhar Tashkenbay also controlled his preliminary contest against Germany’s Giuliano Goman and advanced to the quarter-finals as Bishwamitra Chongtham.
Uzbekistan’s Ibrokhim Ishjonov won the Adriatic Pearl Youth Tournament in Montenegro two months ago following his dominancy in the national competitions. The 18-year-old Uzbek was taller than Romania’s Gheorghe Ghinoiu and he used his longer hands well enough in the first round. Ishjonov was untouchable for the Romanian boxer therefore the Uzbek won the contest by unanimous decision.
Thailand’s Ritthiamon Saengsawang won already his first national event at the age of 12 and he progressed in the recent years fast. He was involved to Thailand’s travelling team and shocked his Cuban opponent, Yislan Barrera in the last 16 of the light flyweight (49kg). Saengsawang was impressive in the first round against the experienced Cuban and he was able to continue in that level until the final gong. The 17-year-old Thai talent became the first in Kielce who could eliminate a Cuban boxer in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.
Uzbekistan’s Dilshod Abdumurodov had a tough opening contest in Kielce but he had an even more dangerous opponent as second, Mongolia’s Altantulga Bayarsaikhan at the bantamweight (56kg). The Uzbek boxer was better in the exchanges and eliminated his experienced Mongolian opponent in Kielce. Another top Asian hope in this weight category, Kazakhstan’s Yerbolat Sabyr had tough battle against Latvia’s youth No.1, Matvejs Prokudins in a bout when both of them have been counted. Sabyr turned up the heat and after the third standing counts, the Kazakh boxer’s RSC victory was confirmed.
Kyrgyzstan’s Zhantoro Tashiyev competed in a few elite tournaments already and he used his aggressive tactic against Armenia’s Harutyun Hakobkokhyan in the first round of the bout. He started the second round with a tough hook and controlled all of the periods in their light welterweight (64kg) contest. Following the Kyrgyz success, India’s ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Ankit Narwal was able to turn back the contest against Poland’s Oliwier Zamojski.
Kazakhstan’s Sabyrzhan Akkalykov used his longer hands in the first round against Belarus’ Aliaksandr Dounar who competed in the last edition of the Liventsev Memorial Tournament among the elite boxers. The Belarusian is also an experienced boxer but Akkalykov’s fighting skills and courage was the difference between them today. Akkalykov had to wait for years to achieve his goals and following his strong preparations, he is there in the last eight of the men’s light welterweight (64kg).
Uzbekistan’s ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Amirshokh Samadov was smaller than Morocco’s Mohamed Abouhamda but he dictated the tempo and moved ahead to catch the North African. The Uzbek heavyweight (91kg) boxer was stronger than his Moroccan opponent and he produced an excellent first and third rounds which guaranteed his place in the quarter-finals. Another Central Asian boxer, Madi Amirov of Kazakhstan spent less than one round in the ring and stopped Jordan’s Turki Al-Rawashdeh and celebrated his quick triumph.
India’s Vishal Gupta attended in the Fujairah 2019 ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships and he received the right to show his upgraded skills at the heavyweight (91kg) in Kielce. The Indian boxer landed stronger punches than Croatia’s Borna Loncaric and advanced to the quarter-finals. Iran’s Seyyedmohammad Seyyedsadri Ardabili kept the focus from the first exchanges and after his lethal blow the referee counted his Czech opponent, Petr Reznicek. The Iranian produced a same strong third period and eliminated the European rival with powerful punches.
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