Sydyk, Kassymkhan, Mukhit, Shakhobiddinova and Dzhumayev are among the gold medallists in Yerevan

The first part of the finals was held at the IBA Junior World Boxing Championships in Yerevan, Armenia during the thirteenth session of the competition.

Twenty-five Asian boxers advanced to the finals of the IBA Junior World Boxing Championships in Yerevan, Armenia and after the first 13 finals, the continent earned five gold medals.   

India impressed in the whole competition and record number of their 12 boxers advanced to the finals of the Junior World Boxing Championships.

Boxers who were born in 2007 and in 2008 are eligible to participate in the Junior World Boxing Championships. Afghanistan, Chinese Taipei, India, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan sent their boxers from the Asian continent.

Kazakhstan’s best junior girls impressed at the ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships in Astana and their talents continued the winning path in the Armenian capital as well. Kazakhstan’s Ayazhan Sydyk opened the first round better than India’s Amisha Kerketta and she took the lead on the judges’ scorecards after two minutes of fight. The Kazakh bantamweight (54kg) boxer maintained the fighting distance well enough and she earned her nation’s first gold medal in Yerevan.

Tolganay Kassymkhan is also an attacking boxer as her teammate, Sydyk and she used that strategy also in the final of the women’s lightweight (60kg) against Russia’s Kira Leonova. The current ASBC Asian Junior Champion had a hectic contest with Leonova, she had a few critical moments as well but she got through on the difficulties and she won Kazakhstan’s second gold medal in Yerevan.

Kazakhstan’s Aisulu Mukhit lost to Chinese Taipei’s Kao Chun Ai in the semi-finals of the women’s welterweight (66kg) at the ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships a few weeks ago. The 16-year-old talent not only prepared hard to the Yerevan edition but she advanced to the finals in this strong weight class. Mukhit followed her coaches’ instructions and she defeated Romania’s Amalia Tugui winning the final by 3:2 split decision.

Sobirakhon Shakhobiddinova is two-time ASBC Asian Junior Champion at the heavyweight (+80kg) and she advanced to her next final as well. The 16-year-old Uzbek met India’s Prachi Tokas who replaced Bhumisha Sharma in the national team before this event. Shakhobiddinova used her different tempo from the first seconds and she succeeded against the Indian, earning her next big title.

Kyrgyzstan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion at the light bantamweight (52kg), Amantur Dzhumayev eliminated his main rivals during the road to the finals such as Russia’s Maksim Chaplygin and Poland’s Oskar Grodzicki. The 16-year-old Kyrgyz was highly confident against a local hope, Armenia’s Aren Kharatyan and he dominated all of the three rounds in this final which means he claimed his country’s first ever title in this championship.

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