Vietnam’s defending ASBC Asian Women’s Champion Nguyen Thi Tam marched to the semi-finals of the Kapolri Cup
The second edition of the Kapolri Cup continued with its fifth competition day in the city of Manado where 14 champions will be crowned after the day of the finals. Vietnam’s reigning ASBC Asian Women’s Champion Nguyen Thi Tam advanced to the semi-finals an Philippines’ AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Rogen Ladon knocked out his rival in the fifth competition day.
The Indonesians are preparing hard to the upcoming Asian Games which will be held in their capital city in Jakarta therefore their best hopes are near to their peak performance. The boxing tournament of the Asian Games will be starting on August 22 and the Indonesians are hoping to get at least one medal in our sport.
Altogether 70 women and 88 men boxers were there in the general weigh-in and after the drawing ceremony the first session has done in Manado. The women boxers can attend in six different weight classes from the light flyweight (48kg) up to the light welterweight (64kg). The men participants are fighting in eight categories from the pinweight (46kg) up to the middleweight (75kg).
Australia, Chinese Taipei, host Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam are attending in the second edition of the Kapolri Cup in Manado with women and men boxers as well.
Philippines’ Irish Magno was involved to the national team in 2013 but she needed a few years of experiences to reach the level of the top boxers at the flyweight (51kg). The 27-year-old Filipino boxer is in top shape and she was able to eliminate Indonesia’s AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships quarter-finalist experienced Aldriani Beatrichx Suguro in the fifth competition day winning the bout by split decision.
Thailand’s AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Chuthamat Raksat celebrated her 25th birthday a few days ago and she was able to continue her winning path in Manado City. Thailand’s best woman flyweight (51kg) boxer knocked down her Indonesian rival Erni and the referee stopped their contest in the second round.
Vietnam’s reigning ASBC Asian Women’s Champion at the flyweight (51kg) Nguyen Thi Tam was too strong for her opponent in the preliminary stage but she had to do more in the quarter-finals to beat her rival. The 24-year-old Vietnamese boxer increased her tempo step by step against Philippines’ ASBC Asian Women’s Boxing Championships quarter-finalist Aira Villegas and bowed out her experienced rival in Manado City.
Japan’s Aya Shinmoto was bronze medallist in the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games and she is one of the most experienced flyweight (51kg) boxers in the continent but she did not find the best fighting distance in the first round against Sri Lanka’s veteran Anusha Dilrukshi Kodituwakku. The strong 32-year-old Japanese boxer increased her tempo and stopped her Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Sri Lankan opponent in the third round.
Philippines’ AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships silver medallist Nesthy Petecio is in top form in the recent one year and dominated her quarter-final against Indonesia’s No.1 at the featherweight (57kg) Southeast Asian Games silver medallist Christina Marwan Jembay. Besides to Petecio Sri Lanka’s Keshani Hansika, Vietnam’s former AIBA Women’s Junior World Champion Vuong Thi Vy and Indonesia’s Sofia advanced to the semi-finals.
Philippines’ AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Rogen Ladon did not give any chance to Indonesia’s Budi Gunawan and knocked out his rival in the second round of their flyweight (52kg) quarter-final. In the same category Japan’s ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships quarter-finalist Ryusei Baba, Singapore’s Youth Olympian Mohamed Hanurdeen Bin Hamid and Indonesia’s Bali-based Ferdinandus Seran advanced to the last four in Manado City.
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