Thailand impressed the crowd in the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships on Day4
The ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships continued with the second part of the quarter-finals in Bangkok where 16 contests were held in the Thai capital. After all quarter-finals 10 countries achieved at least one medal in the event while host Thailand impressed the officials and the crowd in the fourth competition day.
Altogether 120 male boxers from 23 countries are taking part for the medals in the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Bangkok. Among them Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, India, Thailand, China, Japan and Iran were the bests after four competition day in Bangkok.
Light flyweight (49kg):
China’s newcomer Guo Tianyi delivered a sensational victory over Kazakhstan’s gold medal contender Timur Kabdeshov in the opening contest of category on Day1. The Chinese boxer exceeded the expectations with his counter-attacks and followed the same tactic against Yemen’s 17-year-old Ghaleb Mohammed Al-Qarnas who won the gold medal in the Arab Youth Championships in Cairo this March. The Chinese boxer was a hard target for Yemen’s new pride who will be also in the youth level next year. Guo won their top bout by unanimous decision but Al-Qarnas proved his talent in Bangkok. His next opponent will be Uzbekistan’s Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament winner Samandar Kholmurodov.
Thailand’s first boxer in action on Day4 was their youngest prospect Thitisan Panmod who won the ASEAN Youth Boxing Championships in March. The 16-year-old Thai talent eliminated Japan’s Beket Makhmutov Youth Cup silver medallist Tatsuya Ogawa and tried to do his very best once again in the quarter-finals. Panmod, who will be celebrating his 17th birthday only in December, tried to move more in feet than Kyrgyzstan’s No.1 Rustam Muratov in the bout. The Kyrgyz boxer also felt the rhythm well enough therefore Panmod had to do his very best to win this difficult bout by split decision.
India’s AIBA Youth World Champion Sachin Siwach Singh lost his quarter-final contest in the last edition of the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships this time he started better in the continental event. The 17-year-old Indian eliminated Mongolia’s Bayarsaikhan Enkh-Amgalan in the preliminary round and he was really confident once again in the quarter-final. Sachin moved more than Philippines’ James Ian Solis and his style was enough successful to win the bout by unanimous decision in Bangkok.
Philippines’ Criztian Pitt Laurente was gold medallist in the Children of Asia Games in Yakutsk, Russia one year ago and he was named as the Best Asian Junior Boxer of the Year in 2016. The Filipino pride eliminated Kyrgyzstan’s Bekzat Sattarkhanov Youth Memorial Tournament silver medallist Sanzhar Seidakmatov in a spectacular close bout. Laurente met with India’s Muhammad Etash Khan in the quarter-final and surprisingly his rival was able to find his weak points and defeated the Filipino No.1 in Bangkok.
Thailand’s ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Pluem Wangkhlaklang eliminated China’s Liu Qiming in the first preliminary round and tried to do his very best also in his second contest in Bangkok.. The promising Thai star moved ahead more than his opponent, Iran’s Ashkan Rezaei and took the lead quickly in all scorecards. The Thai talent was better than in his first contest and won his quarter-final by unanimous decision.
Japan’s defending AIBA Youth World Champion and ASBC Asian Youth Champion Hayato Tsutsumi eliminated South Korea’s High School National Champion Lee Tae Min in the first preliminary round by RSC. Tsutsumi continued his amazing winning path in the quarter-final of the event as well where he met with Chinese Taipei’s Hung Kai Chun. The Japanese star knocked down his opponent twice in the second round and won another contest by RSC.
Light welterweight (64kg):
Kazakhstan’s Sanatali Toltayev is Samatali’s twin brother who also had amazing junior and youth successes in the recent two years. The Almaty-based boxer had a close bout against India’s tough Akash in the first preliminary round. Kazakhstan’s new pride delivered much better performance against Syria’s best and most experienced youth boxer Ammar Haidar who competed in the last edition of the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Pavlodar as well. Toltayev was confident, launched serious punches this time and his skills were too much for the young Syrian talent.
Thailand’s ASEAN Youth Boxing Championships winner Bannaphon Pannon moved ahead confidently and launched several successful punches in the first round against South Korea’s Ryu Kyeong Mo which was their second bout in Bangkok. The Thai boxer, whose father is two-time Olympian Suban Pannon, showed his great attacking style of boxing and the 17-year-old talent was able to catch his taller Korean opponent. The Thai talent defeated his Korean rival by split decision and will now meet for the final with Uzbekistan’s AIBA Junior World Champion and ASBC Asian Youth Champion Bilolbek Mirzarakhimov who eliminated Iran’s Ashkan Rashid in a one-sided bout.
India’s Sachin claimed only silver medal in their Youth National Championships but received the right to compete for his tough country in Bangkok. Following his first success in the preliminary round the Indian boxer felt the rhythm against Japan’s Riku Kondo in the quarter-final. The Japanese boxer punched only the air in the second round while Sachin’s counter-attacks were dangerous for Kondo. Sachin controlled their fight from the first seconds and advanced to the semi-finals where his next rival will be China’s 17-year-old Zhu Chao who knocked out Iraq’s Muntadher Al-Fartoosi in the opening round.
Kazakhstan’s Children of Asia Games silver medallist Ayat Marzhikpayev came from a strong and traditional boxing family and did not give any chance to his first opponent, Vishal Shrestha of Nepal. The Kazakh boxer had a more competitive rival as second in the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Bangkok where Iran’s Agalarov Youth Memorial Tournament bronze medallist Mahdi Makouei was his second opponent. Marzhikpayev pressurized his Iranian opponent in the second part of the bout and Makouei’s ringside abandoned their contest in the third round. His semi-final opponent will be Uzbekistan’s Youth National Games winner Rajabboy Atanazarov in Bangkok.
India’s Youth National Championships silver medallist Himmat Singh will be celebrating his 17th birthday in the upcoming days and he was motivated against Kazakhstan’s Danila Semenov in Bangkok. The Indian talent reduced the fighting distance successfully in the first and second rounds against his taller rival but Semenov’s longer reach was too difficult for him. The new Kazakh national team member demonstrated his power in the third round and advanced to the last four as eighth from his nation.