Record number of 22 countries registered for the ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships
Record number of 22 countries and 118 female elite boxers registered for the 8th edition of the ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships which will be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in November 2-8. Among the participants we can find India’s five-time AIBA Women’s World Champion Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte who is a living legend in our sport.
The Asian Boxing Confederation was expecting record number of boxers in the competition and the affiliated National Federations felt the importance of the upcoming ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships. The management of the Asian Boxing Confederation is so proud of the development of women boxing in the continent and ASBC President Mr. Serik Konakbayev believes that our athletes will be able to show its leading place in women’s boxing.
India, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam will be competing with maximum number of 10 boxers in the ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships in Ho Chi Minh City. China will be sending 9 boxers to the continental event this time while Asia’s another women boxing power DPR Korea will be there with 7 strong boxers in Ho Chi Minh City but Chinese Taipei, South Korea and Thailand also registered with big delegation.
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Singapore will be the newcomers in the ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships in Ho Chi Minh City. Each of these developing countries will be taking part in the history of the event at the very first time which is the success of the hard work of these national federations to develop their female athletes in the international level.
Afghanistan launched its women’s boxing program in 2008 and their female athletes competed in the recent editions of the ASBC and AIBA events therefore their participation in Ho Chi Minh City will be the part of their great pathway. Kyrgyzstan also launched its development program for the women boxers and the country will be representing the continental event at the second time. Nepal will be sending record number of five women boxers to Vietnam which is another exemplar for the new era of boxing in Asia.
The event will be the fourth Asian continental competition in 2017 following the Men’s Elite, Youth and Junior Championships. Uzbekistan, Thailand and the Philippines hosted these previous ASBC events in 2017 and the next continental tournaments stays in Southeast Asia. Vietnam Boxing Federation hosted the 2005 Asian Boxing Championships for the men’s elite boxers and after 12 years of hiatus the sport returns to the Southeast Asian country.
After Bangkok (2001), Hisar (2003), Kaohsiung (2005), Guwahati (2008), Astana (2010), Ulanbaatar (2012) and Wulanchabu (2015) the competition moved into a strongly developing woman boxing nation to Vietnam.
The last edition of the ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships was held in Wulanchabu, China in August 2015. China topped the team rankings in the last edition of the ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships and their squad is planning to defend that throne in Ho Chi Minh City as well.
Boxers who were born between 1977 and 1998 are eligible to compete in Vietnam in the 10 official women’s weight classes: 48kg, 51kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 64kg, 69kg, 75kg, 81kg and +81kg. The ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships will be held 3×3 minutes contests according to the new AIBA rules.
The delegations can arrive to Ho Chi Minh City on October 30-31 while the first competition day is November 2 after the Technical Meeting, General weigh-in and drawing ceremonies. The finals are scheduled on November 8 in the Nguyen Du Indoor Stadium and the departure of the delegations is November 9.