The Japanese national team trained in Shymkent and prepare to the main goals of 2019
The Japanese men’s elite national boxing team travelled to South Kazakhstan to the city of Shymkent to train with the local squad and prepare well to the next season. Shymkent hosted several international events in the recent years including the 2013 edition of the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships and the Japanese national team was there in the joint training camp until December 29th.
The 88th edition of the Japanese National Boxing Championships was held in the city of Ibaraki last month and the five-day long competition delivered several world class level contests. Among the heroes of the National Boxing Championships seven boxers have been selected to attend in the training camp in Shymkent.
Japan’s men’s elite squad competed in the Jakarta 2018 Asian Games but their young team claimed only one bronze medal in the Indonesian capital which was below their previous expectations. Japan’s national boxing team has been preparing to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games where their young team could be a top sensation.
AIBA Youth World Champion and two-times ASBC Asian Youth Champion Hayato Tsutsumi suffered a hand injury in their National Boxing Championships and he was not able to attend in the training camp. Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships competitor Tomoya Tsuboi moved up to the flyweight (52kg) and he was involved to the travelling team.
Two Japanese lightweight (60kg) boxers have been selected to attend in the training camp such as Asian Games Test Event silver medallist Rentaro Kimura and FISU University World Boxing Championships quarter-finalist Junya Shimada.
Rio 2016 Olympian boxer Daisuke Narimatsu is the most experienced in their national squad who claimed bronze at the Jakarta 2018 Asian Games as well. The 29-year-old light welterweight (64kg) boxer defeated his main local rival Yuta Akiyama in the final of the National Championships but both were there in the training camp.
Japan’s Jakarta 2018 Asian Games competitor at the welterweight (69kg) was 19-year-old Issei Aramoto who lost to Sewon Okazawa at the quarter-final in the National Championships which was a big surprise in Ibaraki. The ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Aramoto is a teenage talent and a big prospect in Japan.
Asian Games Test Event winner promising middleweight (75kg) boxer Yuito Moriwaki was the MVP of the 88th Japanese National Boxing Championships. The 22-year-old boxer could not attend enough international competitions yet but he has all the skills to be a top boxer in the upcoming ASBC events.
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