Thailand achieved gold medal in the prestigious Boxam Youth Tournament in Spain
Thailand produced superb performance in the prestigious Boxam Youth Tournament where their young team was able to get gold and silver medal as well. Atichai Phoemsap defeated all of his rivals in the city of Finestrat while his teammate Thitisan Panmod bagged silver medal for Thailand in the strong event.
The host nation of the 2017 ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships competed in Boxam Youth Tournament in Spain with six tough boxers last week. Thailand’s current youth squad is among Asia’s best and their coaches have been preparing the team to the 2018 Asian Youth Olympic Qualification Event.
Five out of the six participated Thai youth boxers were born in 2000 and have got the chance also to compete in the important year of 2018 when the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games and its Asian qualification events will be held. Before those tasks their young talents showed their excellent technique in the prestigious Boxam Youth Tournament in Spain.
Atichai Phoemsap returned to the squad after a few months and proved his talent in the Boxam Youth Tournament in Finestrat. The 17-year-old boxer competed successfully in the main junior events in 2015 including in the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships in St. Petersburg. Thailand’s lightweight (60kg) sensation eliminated Russia’s tough Ilia Popov and France’s Jeremie Dupetitmagneux in the road to the finals in Finestrat. His final opponent could be Russia’s AIBA Junior World Champion Nikita Piskunov but his rival was unable to fight in the title contest therefore Phoemsap walked over to the gold medal in Spain.
Thailand has got always great traditions at the light flyweight (49kg) where their new sensation is Thitisan Panmod who is the youngest boxer of their current team delegation. He will be turning to 17 only in December but he has won four major national titles in the recent three years and achieved bronze in the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Bangkok. Panmod eliminated Ireland’s Diarmuid Toland and Russia’s Dmitriy Dvaliy before losing his narrow final to Russia’s youth No.1 Daniil Lysenko.
Chonnati Yodyoi, who is also member of the national team since 2015 and achieved silver at the ASEAN Youth Boxing Championships in Saraburi, proved excellent technique in the Boxam Youth Tournament and he lost to only Russia’s Youth National Champion Aleksei Kiselev in the quarter-final of the bantamweight (56kg). Sattawat Srisung, ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Peerapat Yeasungnoen and Bannaphon Pannon also competed in the Boxam Youth Tournament and raised their international experiences.