Strong day for Jordan in the Arab Sports Games

The first part of the semi-finals featured in the boxing tournament of the Arab Sports Games in Algeria’s capital in Algiers. Jordan’s boxing team impressed in the session, their stars and young hopes all advanced to the finals in Algeria.

Host Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen are the participating nations in the boxing tournament of the Arab Sports Games. The women’s and the men’s finals will be held on the sixth competition day on July 12.

Jordan’s Hanan Ayad Nassar is their best female boxer who moved up to the flyweight (52kg) but she had the aggressive style of boxing to win her opener in Algiers. Jordan’s young talent attacked from the first seconds against Algeria’s Souha Miloudi and defeated the local opponent winning the bout unanimously.

Syria’s Hussein Al-Masri won a gold medal at the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games and he has more than ten years of international experience. The 31-year-old Syrian veteran returned to the world of boxing after a break and he had a narrow fight in Algiers against Saudi Arabia’s Abdulaziz Alatbi. The Saudi flyweight (51kg) boxer proved his strong development and he was competitive but Al-Masri’s routine decided their contest in the third round.

Jordan’s Huthaifa Mohammad Eshish is one of their talents from the next generation who joined the elite national team in 2022. The flyweight (51kg) boxer had an experienced opponent, Algeria’s Mohamed-Elamine Moziane but he exceeded the previous expectations and eliminated the host nation’s pride on Day3.

Jordan’s historic World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Mohammad Adnan Abu Jajeh won his first tough contest in the opening day of the Games but he expected a harder job against Morocco’s 30-year-old Olympian, Mohamed Hamout. Their lightweight (60kg) contest was one of the best ones in the day and Abu Jajeh’s speed and effective counter-shots were decisive in Algiers.

Iraq’s former Junior World Boxing Championships silver medallist Qarrar Kadhim Sahm Al-Ezirej had a successful opener on Day1 and he had two days to refill his power. The Iraqi welterweight (67kg) boxer won his second contest in the Games, he eliminated Tunisia’s Zakaria Romdhani and will be boxing for the title with Algeria’s Chemseddine Kramou.

Syria’s Mediterranean Games winner Ahmad Ghossoun is their No.1 in the national team who has a strong chance to win the men’s middleweight (75kg) in Algiers. The 27-year-old boxer used his excellent rhythm to beat Jordan’s Mohammad Ahmad Almharat and he advanced to the final of the Games. Jordan’s veteran Olympian Odai Riyad Al-Hindawi also managed to win his contest against Algeria’s Azouz Boudia and joined the finals.

The fourth competition day of the Arab Sports Games contains fourteen male semi-finals in seven weight classes today.

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