Three Thai boxers won their tough quarter-finals fights in the Boxam Tournament
The quarter-finals are in the official program at the prestigious Boxam Tournament for the elite female and male boxers in Castellon de la Plana, Spain where Thailand is attending with their best line-ups. Nilawan Techasuep, Yuttapong Tongdee and Asian Games winner Wuttichai Masuk all won their fights against strong opponents on Day2.
Thailand hosted the last edition of the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok on April. Their management sent 10 boxers including three female athletes to the new edition of the Boxam Tournament. The Boxam Tournament is part of their European tour to raise the experiences of their hopes.
Thailand’s first boxer in action on the second competition day was ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships runner-up and Asian Games bronze medallist Nilawan Techasuep. She dominated her fight against Spain’s Maria del Carmen Madueno in in the first preliminary round of the Boxam Tournament in Castellon de la Plana on Day1. The Thai featherweight (57kg) used her longer reach well enough in her quarter-final against France’s Barbara Havet and controlled that fight. Techasuep was smarter and quicker than her strong French rival and secured her place in the semi-finals of the Boxam Tournament.
Thailand’s FISU University World Champion Yuttapong Tongdee achieved silver medal at the Galym Zharylgapov Memorial Tournament in Kazakhstan last December and returned to the bantamweight (56kg) which is perfectly fit for him. The 26-year-old Thai boxer had to meet with Hungary’s EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships bronze medallist Nandor Csoka in the quarter-finals of the Boxam Tournament. The Hungarian was a competitive rival for Tongdee but Thailand’s pride was able to reduce the fighting range successfully and won their bout by split decision.
Thailand’s Asian Games winner and ASBC Asian Champion Wuttichai Masuk claimed silver medal in the Cologne Boxing World Cup last month when he has done amazing performance. The 29-year-old experienced Thai boxer moved up to the welterweight (69kg) and the Boxam Tournament is his first competition in this division. Masuk used his world class footwork in the quarter-final to avoid Hungary’s AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships quarter-finalist Laszlo Kozak’s punches and he landed tough shots in all of the rounds. Masuk enjoyed the game and delivered another sensational performance which means he is now a guaranteed medallist in Castellon de la Plana.
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