The Oralbay twin brothers captured the titles in the China Belt & Road Tournament in Shanghai
A strong competition, the China Belt & Road International Boxing Tournament was held in the city Shanghai which was a three-day long competition. Many of the stars won their weight classes including Chang Yuan, Lin Yu Ting and Dou Dan while the Oralbay twin brothers also claimed gold medals for Kazakhstan.
Shanghai hosted the 1993 East Asian Games but since then the city was not able to welcome international boxing events. The women boxers were able to attend in five weight classes while the men’s event is scheduled in ten different categories. The gold, silver and bronze medallist received money prizes in the China Belt & Road International Boxing Tournament in Shanghai.
The first edition of the event was held in November 2018 after the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. The first historical Belt & Road China-Asean Boxing Championships took place in Nanning City in Guangxi, China. The new second edition saw more boxers and top quality of boxing in the busy city of Shanghai.
China’s Asian Games winner Chang Yuan claimed the first gold medal of the whole competition who had to do her very best against Australia’s Viviana Ruiz to win the title of the women’s flyweight (51kg). Chinese Taipei’s defending AIBA Women’s World Champion and reigning ASBC Asian Women’s Champion Lin Yu Ting continued her impressive winning path and used her longer hands to beat China’s Gan Yuanmei in the final of the featherweight (57kg).
China’s AIBA Women’s World Champion Yang Wenlu had to meet in a home battle with Wang Cong but she was able to manage her success at the lightweight (60kg). China’s next star AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships silver medallist Dou Dan had a tight battle against Yang Chengyu but remained on the top. Zheng Lu is a 21-year-old Chinese hope who controlled her middleweight (75kg) final against Mongolia’s Munkhbat Myagmarjargal in Shanghai.
Philippines’ is always strong at the light flyweight (49kg) and their new sensation Ramel Macado impressed in the final against China’s Asian Games bronze medallist Wu Zhonglin winning the bout by unanimous decision. In the second China vs. Philippines final Rio 2016 Olympic Games bronze medallist Hu Jianguan was too quick for his Filipino rival Marvin Tabamo and achieved the title of the flyweight (52kg).
Kazakhstan’s first gold medal was taken by their former ASBC Asian Youth Champion Nurbol Kalzhanov who is in top form this year and proved his very best at the bantamweight (56kg) in Shanghai. He eliminated China’s Asian Games bronze medallist Xu Boxiang and Mongolia’s Enkh-Amar Kharkhuu during his road to the finals where he has done his last successful step against China’s Chen Zhibao.
Kazakhstan’s AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships silver medallist Samatali Toltayev attended at the lightweight (60kg) in Shanghai but he was able to capture only silver following his loss to Mongolia’s Battumur Misheelt in the final. Cuba’s lone gold medal in the Belt & Road Tournament was taken by Ivan Onate who had tough fights in Shanghai but he won all of these three battles.
Philippines’ Joel Bacho defeated several top boxers in the recent four years and his hard work paid off once again in the Belt & Road Tournament capturing the gold medal of the welterweight (69kg) after beating Kazakhstan’s Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games silver medallist Talgat Shaiken in the final.
China’s Tuohetaerbieke Tanglatihan attended in the recent ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok but his success over Cuba’s Yoelqui Labanino was a surprise at the middleweight (75kg). The gold medal of the light heavyweight (81kg) was achieved by Kazakhstan’s AIBA Youth World Champion Nurbek Oralbay who was slightly better than China’s Zhang Jilei in the final.
Nurbek’s twin brother Aibek was Youth Olympic Games winner last October and dominated his fights in the Belt & Road Tournament including his final against China’s Abudurexiti Relamu. The last gold medal of the whole competition remained in China following Bayikwuzi Danabieke’s successes over Kazakhstan’s ASBC Asian Youth Champion Damir Toybay and his teammate Ye Xiang.
List of the winners in the China Belt & Road International Tournament
Women’s 51kg: Chang Yuan, China
Women’s 57kg: Lin Yu Ting, Chinese Taipei
Women’s 60kg: Yang Wenlu, China
Women’s 69kg: Dou Dan, China
Women’s 75kg: Zheng Lu, China
Men’s 49kg: Ramel Macado, Philippines
Men’s 52kg: Hu Jianguan, China
Men’s 56kg: Nurbol Kalzhanov, Kazakhstan
Men’s 60kg: Battumur Misheelt, Mongolia
Men’s 64kg: Ivan Onate, Cuba
Men’s 69kg: Joel Bacho, Philippines
Men’s 75kg: Tuohetaerbieke Tanglatihan, China
Men’s 81kg: Nurbek Oralbay, Kazakhstan
Men’s 91kg: Aibek Oralbay, Kazakhstan
Men’s +91kg: Bayikwuzi Danabieke, China
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