The final-line ups are confirmed in the Arab Sports Games

The last part of the semi-finals confirmed the final line-ups in the boxing tournament of the Arab Sports Games in Algeria’s capital in Algiers. The most experienced boxers such as Hussein Al-Masri, Mohamed Flissi, Hussein Iashaish and Alaaeldin Ghossoun all advanced to the finals in the Games.

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.

Hussein Al-Masri returned to the world of boxing in this Arab Sports Games and he had a narrow opener in the event. The Syrian flyweight (51kg) boxer had another tough challenge on Day4 but he managed to win the semi-final against Jordan’s Huthaifa Mohammad Eshish in the same way, 3:2 split decision as in the quarter-finals. The 31-year-old Syrian Army boxer will now meet for the title Tunisia’s Alaeddine Zidi who eliminated Morocco’s favourite Said Mortaji.

Algeria’s star Mohamed Flissi is one of the top names of the Games who earned medals in the World Boxing Championships, All Africa Games, Mediterranean Games and several other events. The Olympian boxer stopped Saudi Arabia’s Zayid Majrashi in the semi-finals of the bantamweight (54kg) and his final opponent will be Morocco’s Imad Azoui.

Jordan’s Yousef Ibrahim Iashash, the quarter-finalist from the World Boxing Championships, dominated his semi-final on Day4 against Palestine’s teenager, Wasim Abusal. Jordan’s new sensation will be boxing for the gold medal Morocco’s Soulaimane Samghouli who defeated Tunisia’s veteran Olympian boxer, Bilel M’Hamdi.

Jordan’s Olympian and ASBC medallist Zeyad Eshaish is the main favourite for the gold medal at the men’s light middleweight (71kg) and he accomplished his goal in the semi-finals. The 25-year-old boxer advanced to the final after beating Algeria’s Youcef Islam Yaiche and Morocco’s experienced Zine Elabidine Amroug will be his last rival in the Games.

Jordan’s next sensation, the ASBC Asian Champion and two-times Olympian Hussein Iashaish eliminated his second rival in the Games, Tunisia’s 21-year-old Youssef Rafrafi who is a newcomer in the national team. Iashaish, who moved down to the light heavyweight (80kg) successfully, will now meet for the gold Libya’s Mohammed Ifraydhah who eliminated Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed Ahmed Al-Subhi.

The top three Syrian boxers, their veterans all advanced to the finals of the Arab Sports Games in Algiers. The 31-year-old Alaaeldin Ghossoun has more than 10 years of experiences in the national team and those paid off against Jordan’s Suleiman Mohammad Younis in the semi-finals. Tunisia’s Ghaoth Houimli also joined the finals of the heavyweight (92kg) and he will be Ghossoun’s rival for the title.

The women’s finals are on the schedule of the fifth competition day in Algiers where eight girls will be earning their historic gold medals today.

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