The upcoming Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament has got bright history
The Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament will be the highlight of the month of April in the Asian continent. Thailand’s and one of the world’s biggest boxing events is scheduled to take place for the elite women and men boxers in Phuket on April 1-10 in 2022. Thailand launched their international competitions with the King’s Cup still in the 1970s which event was renamed to Thailand Open in 2018.
The registrations for the upcoming money prize event, the Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament are open for all of the National Federations. The Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament will be held in six women and seven men weight classes but this time the competition moved from Bangkok to Phuket which is famous of its holiday resorts, beaches and restaurants.
There will be also a pre-training camp for the boxers before the start of the Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament on March 23-30 to help the delegations to prepare to the competition. The Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament will be a preparation event before the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships, Southeast Asian Games, Asian Games, ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships and EUBC European Elite Boxing Championships.
All of the female and male medallists will be received money prizes at the Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament in Phuket. The women boxers will be able to attend in six weight classes at the Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament: minimumweight (48kg), flyweight (51kg), featherweight (57kg), lightweight (60kg), welterweight (69kg) and middleweight (75kg). The men’s event is scheduled to be held in seven different categories in Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament: flyweight (52kg), bantamweight (57kg), lightweight (63kg), welterweight (69kg), middleweight (75kg), light heavyweight (81kg) and heavyweight (91kg).
History of the Thailand Open
Following the King’s Cup and the Thailand Invitational Tournaments, the first edition of the Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament was held in 2018. Seven title contests were held in one session in Bangkok four years ago. Thailand claimed three gold medals in the competition but Mongolia also impressed with their two titles in Bangkok where Philippines and South Korea were also able to win categories.
Altogether 127 men elite boxers from 27 different nations attended in the 2018 Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament in Bangkok from three different continents. The Iranians and some other countries also earned medals and reached top results in Bangkok.
The six female and the eight male final bouts were held in the Nimibutr Sport Stadium which was the official venue of the 2019 Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament. Thailand achieved five gold medals in the competition but China’s four titles were also impressive nearly three years ago during the second edition.
The number of the boxers in the competition was altogether impressive 247 from 32 different nations from all of the five Confederations. Among the 247 participants, 98 are women boxers and 149 male athletes competed in the Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament.
Most of the participating nations used the 2019 Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament as the last selection and preparation before the AIBA World Boxing Championships and AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.
Uzbekistan’s current ASBC Asian Champion at the men’s light flyweight (49kg) Nodirjon Mirzakhmedov had hard road to the finals of the Thailand Open but he was able to deliver his very best in Bangkok and earned the gold medal. Thailand’s AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist and Bangkok 2015 ASBC Asian Champion Chatchai Decha Butdee is a veteran boxer now he was in top shape in 2019 and won his weight class.
Mongolia’s Jakarta 2018 Asian Games winner and ASBC Asian Champion Erdenebat Tsendbaatar is one of the best boxers at the lightweight (60kg) who shined also at the Thailand Open in 2019. Philippines’ Jeju 2014 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships silver medallist Nesthy Petecio won more than 90% of her international contests in the recent years and she accomplished her goals at the featherweight (57kg).
List of the titleholders in the Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament
Women’s 48kg: Chuthamat Raksat, Thailand
Women’s 51kg: Chang Yuan, China
Women’s 57kg: Nesthy Petecio, Philippines
Women’s 60kg: Anja Stridsman, Australia
Women’s 69kg: Gu Hong, China
Women’s 75kg: Li Qian, China
Men’s 49kg: Nodirjon Mirzakhmedov, Uzbekistan
Men’s 52kg: Hu Jianguan, China
Men’s 56kg: Chatchai Decha Butdee, Thailand
Men’s 60kg: Erdenebat Tsendbaatar, Mongolia
Men’s 64kg: Atichai Phoemsap, Thailand
Men’s 69kg: Wuttichai Masuk, Thailand
Men’s 75kg: Ashish Kumar, India
Men’s 81kg: Anavat Thongkrathok, Thailand
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