Philippines’ Hergie Bacyadan introduced her successful sport change in the first day of the ASBC Asian Grand Slam Boxing Championships

The first edition of the new ASBC Asian Grand Slam Boxing Championships started with its first competition day soon in Xiamen, China which saw eight contests in the stunning venue of the event. Philippines’ Hergie Bacyadan put herself into the spotlight on Day1 introducing her successful sport change but Mongolia’s duo Namuun Monkhor and Chinzorig Baatarsukh also impressed in Xiamen.

The following 11 nations are attending in the ASBC Asian Grand Slam Boxing Championships in Xiamen: Australia, India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Tajikistan, Chinese Taipei, and United Arab Emirates. ASBC President Mr. Anas Alotaiba followed the first day of boxing in the Asian Grand Slam Boxing Championships together with several top officials.

The ASBC Asian Grand Slam Boxing Championships are holding in the official Olympic categories which scheduled also for Tokyo in 2020. The first edition of the ASBC Asian Grand Slam Boxing Championships is a money prize event, all of the medallists will be getting payments during the competition in the city of Xiamen.

Nepal’s Minu Gurung continued her winning path after the South Asian Games

Nepal hosted the last edition of the South Asian Games only one and half week ago which was a historical success for the country’s boxing life. Their team claimed three gold medals in that event and Minu Gurung became one of their sensations in the South Asian Games who won the title of the women’s bantamweight (54kg) in Kathmandu. The Nepali boxer continued her winning path in Xiamen where she had to face with Chinese Taipei’s teenage hope Tao Ying Yu. The final verdict was split decision in the favour of Gurung who had to do an extremely strong last round to beat her younger opponent at the featherweight (57kg).

Mongolia’s Namuun Monkhor proved her developments in Xiamen

Mongolia’s new female sensation Namuun Monkhor claimed two bronze medals in the previous AIBA Championships as junior and youth boxer. The 20-year-old Mongolian talent defended her national title earlier in this month and arrived to Xiamen as one of the main sensations of the women’s lightweight (60kg). Monkhor was never stopped attacking in her contest when she met with India’s 19-year-old Parveen and reduced the fighting distance successfully. The Mongolian boxer controlled all of the three rounds therefore her hand was raised after the last gong of the bout. 

Philippines’ Hergie Bacyadan switched to boxing successfully

Philippines’ new female hope Hergie Bacyadan is a well-known name in another combat sport at wushu who switched to boxing due the chance of the Olympic Games. Philippines never had any woman boxer at the welterweight (69kg) in the past therefore Bacyadan is their new flag bearer in this division. The Filipino hope used her strength and landed tough punches when she met with United Arab Emirates’ Hanan Al-Zeyoudi who attended in the Bangkok 2019 ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships. Bacyadan needed only two minutes to win their contest when the UAE ringside abandoned their fight.

Mongolia’s Chinzorig Baatarsukh dominated his first fight in Xiamen

Mongolia’s Chinzorig Baatarsukh claimed silver medals in the Tashkent 2017 ASBC Asian Boxing Championships and also at the Jakarta 2018 Asian Games. The 28-year-old Rio Olympian arrived to Xiamen as a highly confident boxer following his astonishing success over his teammate star Erdenebat Tsendbaatar in the final of the Mongolian National Championships. The Mongolian lightweight (63kg) boxer controlled all of the three rounds against Philippines’ Samuel Jere and proved he is one of the top male hopes in the first ASBC Asian Grand Slam Boxing Championships.

Tajikistan’s veteran Navruz Jafoev shined in Xiamen on Day1

Chinese Taipei’s Wang Jia Jun (69kg) and Singapore’s Muhammad Danish (75kg) won their opening contests in Xiamen but the next world class performance was delivered by a Tajik boxer in the Grand Slam. Tajikistan’s Navruz Jafoev claimed silver medal in the Amman 2013 ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships and after a few poor years, he is trying to regain his throne in the top team of his nation. The 28-year-old boxer moved up to the light heavyweight (81kg) and started with a clear success over Malaysia’s veteran Khir Akyazlan Bin Azmi using his height advantage.

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