DAY 3 OF THE BOXING TOURNAMENT IN HANGZHOU26/09/2023
Day three of the Asia Boxing Tournament at the Hangzhou Gymnasium witnessed 20 intense bouts across three weight divisions: Women’s 75 kg, Men’s 57 kg, and Men’s +92 kg.
The morning commenced with a remarkable victory by Baison MANEEKON (THA), the 2023 South East Asian Games gold medalist, who secured a convincing 5-0 win over the 18-year-old Uzbekistani talent, Aziza ZOKIROVA, in the Women’s 75 kg category.
In the Men’s 57 kg class, the highly anticipated showdown between Tokyo 2020 silver medalist Carlo PAALAM (PHI) and the 2022 Asian Championships gold medalist, Mohammad ABU JAJEH (JOR), impressed the audience. The Filipino boxer displayed sensational combinations, ultimately securing a round three victory with a unanimous 5-0 decision.
Nguyen Van Duong NGUYEN (VIE) from Vietnam jumped on the ring right after sealing a 4-0 victory. Abdumalik KHALOKOV (UZB) is coming up next as he outclassed Chinese Taipei’s Cheng Wei LEE with a maximum points win.
Team India’s young promise, Sachin (IND), managed to beat the 2023 South East Asian Games silver medalist Asri UDIN (INA) with a unanimous decision victory. In the round-of-16, Sachin will face Turki ABUQUTHAILAH (KUW), who clinched a hard-fought 3-2 split decision win over Afghanistan’s Mohammad Edriss JAFARI.
The People’s Republic of China delegation added to their success as the home favorite, Ping LYU, exhibited excellent tactical skills and footwork to secure a controlled 5-0 win on points against Daniyal SHAHBAKHSH (IRI).
The last contest in the Men’s 57 kg division saw Muhammad QASIM (PAK) leaving no chances for his opponent from the United Arab Emirates, securing a comfortable 5-0 victory.
In the +92 kg class later in the morning, Mohammad MLAIYES (SYR) withdrew from his bout in the round-of-16, handing a walkover win to his opponent Danis LATYPOV (BHR). The last contest of the session declared RAMEZANPOURDELAV Iman (IRI) as the winner after the referee stopped the contest in the second round, disqualifying the rival from Korea, Taeung JU.
In the Men’s 57 kg category, Lundaa GANTUMUR (MGL) and Mohammed Ghaleb Mohammed ALQARNAS (YEM) opened the second session of the day. The Mongolian boxer did not waste his opportunity, earning a 5-0 win by striking his opponent towards the end. Shudai HARADA (JPN) achieved a similar result with a 5-0 win by employing an attacking strategy against Ziyad Ali S MAJRASHI (KSA).
Rukmal Prasanna PODI ARACHCHIGE (SRI) faced a tense match and lost 2-3 via split decision to Md Salim HOSSAIN (BAN). The Bangladeshi boxer will now meet Asror VOKHIDOV (TJK), who won his contest by overpowering Souliya KHAMMY (LAO), leading to three standing counts and an early stoppage by the referee in round 2.
In the following bout, Wasim ABUSAL (PLE) showcased a masterful performance, securing a unanimous 5-0 victory over Tashi YOEZER (BHU). With the same result, Makhmud SABYRKHAN of Kazakhstan outperformed Yechan LEE of Korea, displaying his skill and determination.
The last three bouts of the day were dedicated to the Men’s super heavyweight division. In the blue corner, Oomatbek ELCHORO UULU (KGZ) faced a tough challenge from the Indian boxer Narender (IND), who won by knockout with an aggressive and heavy-hitting performance.
Byeknur KHALI (MGL) emerged triumphant in a hard-fought match, with the judges delivering a split decision of 1:3 in his favor over Ashish DUWADI (NEP). The Mongolian’s superior defensive skills and accurate punching impacted the judges.
The third day of boxing at the Hangzhou Arena closed with Muhammad ABRORIDINOV (TJK) winning over Mohamed ALHEFEITI (UAE). The 2.18 m tall boxer from Tajikistan dominated the ring, prompting the referee to stop the contest in round 1 after 1 minute and 9 seconds of competition.
The action will continue tomorrow on Wednesday, September 27, with 21 round-of-16 preliminary bouts across Women’s 50 kg, Men’s 63.5 kg, and Men’s 92 kg weight categories.
Stay tuned for more exciting action at the boxing tournament in Hangzhou, China. For the latest competition information, results, and schedules, visit the official website of the 19th Asian Games.
DAY 2 OF ASIAN GAMES: THRILLING BOUTS AND DOMINANT PERFORMANCES25/09/2023
On the second day of the boxing tournament at the Asian Games, 24 bouts took place during the two sessions of the day.
The day kicked off with Natalya BOGDANOVA of Kazakhstan that eased past Ragad Ibrahim ALNAIMI of Saudi Arabia in their 66kg weigh division bout. The referee stopped the contest in Round 1 0:07
In the same weight category, Janjaem SUWANNAPHENG (THA), the gold medalist at the 2023 South East Asian Games, faced a formidable opponent but managed to advance to the next round by defeating Uzbekistan’s Navbakhor KHAMIDOVA with a convincing 5-0 victory.
In the Men’s 51kg class, Dayanch ANNASEYIDOV from Turkmenistan had to concede victory to Abdulaziz Khalid ALATBI from Saudi Arabia as the judges declared him the winner via a split decision of 4-1.
Impressive combinations in the ring secured a second-round victory for Chonryong SO (PRK) against Bahrain’s Azat MAKHMETOV, with SO winning the bout 4-0. Meanwhile, Nepal’s Rabin THAPA advanced in the brackets after defeating Dio KOEBANU (INA).
Po Wei TU of Chinese Taipei defeated Mansour KHALEFAH of Kuwait as the referee had to stop the match in Round 3. He is now set to face Thailand’s Thitisan PANMOT, who overwhelmed Aaron Jude BADO before the referee stopped the contest at 16 seconds into Round 2.
Amidst the cheers of the Hangzhou Gymnasium audience, the home hero Jiamao ZHANG (CHN) took the spotlight, dominating his bout. ZHANG launched heavy blows that sent his opponent, Mehron SHAFIEV (TJK), to the canvas in Round 1, securing a decisive victory.
In the men’s 71kg category, an impressive bout unfolded between Chia Wei KAN (TPE) and Nuradin RUSTAMBEK (KGZ). KAN went on the offensive, landing powerful punches and securing a 4-1 victory. In the following contest, Dovud MAKHKAMOV from Turkmenistan ran out a comfortable 5-0 winner over Bayramdurdy NURMUHAMMEDOV (TKM).
The morning session concluded with a match between Tuguldur BYAMBATSOGT (MGL) and Mohammad Khaibar NOORISTANI (AFG). The Mongolian athlete secured victory as the referee stopped the contest in Round 3 due to the injury of his opponent.
In the Women’s 66 kg division during the evening session, the Korean Sujin SEON sealed a unanimous decision victory over Japan’s Mai KITO, the 2022 Asian Championships silver medalist. In the following bout, the People’s Republic of China Liu YANG made its home fans proud with an amazing performance and won by unanimous decision over India’s Arundhati CHOUDHARY. Chinese Taipei’s Nien Chin CHEN also guaranteed herself a spot in the quarterfinals after the referee stopped the contest in Round 1 after just 1 minute and 28 seconds of boxing against Nepal’s Binita THAPA MAGAR.
Deepak of India was a convincing winner in the round-of-32 phase of the men’s 51 kg, overcoming Muhammad Abdul Qaiyum Bin ARIFFIN (MAS) of Malaysia with a resounding 5-0 victory. In the same weight class, Nurzhigit DIUSHEBAEV (KGZ) sealed a unanimous decision win over Huthaifa ESHISH of Jordan, setting up a meeting with Abdul Jabar POPALZAI (AFG) in the next round. The Afghan athlete, thanks to a patient approach, clinched a narrow 3-2 split decision victory over Tenzin DRUGYEL of Bhutan.
The Tokyo 2020 bronze medalist Saken BIBOSSINOV (KAZ) did not disappoint expectations, winning his match against Unubold ORKHONTUNGALAG (MGL) via a unanimous decision.
Looking ahead to Thursday, September 28, there’s an exciting bout on the horizon as the Olympian Saken BIBOSSINOV will meet the Rio 2016 gold medalist Hasanboy DUSMATOV (UZB), who left no chances for his opponent from Korea, Sehyeong JO.
Vanesy HEUANGTHISOUAN (LAO) had a forgettable day as the boxing tournament concluded with a knockout in Round 2 inflicted by Sultan ALNUAIMI of the United Arab Emirates.
In the Men’s 71kg division, the match between Zeyad EASHASH (JOR) and Husain ALKANDARI (UAE) lasted only 1 minute and 2 seconds as the Jordanian boxer delivered a powerful punch to outclass his rival, prompting the referee to stop the contest in Round 1. In the same weight class, Nishant Dev (IND) produced a tactically sound performance to beat the boxer from Nepal, Dipesh LAMA, with a controlled 5-0 win.
Bout #44 of the day was a pure display of speed, confidence, and power: LEE Sangmin (CHN) on home turf managed a unanimous decision victory over the Korean WANG Peicheng (KOR).
In the last contest of the day, Asadkhuja MUYDINKHUJAEV (UZB) executed some powerful blows to secure a 5-0 victory over Jangthae RYANG (PRK).
The action at the Hangzhou Gymnasium in Hangzhou (CHN) continues tomorrow, September 26, with two sessions of wonderful boxing, at 14:00 and 19:00 (Hangzhou local time).
Stay updated with the latest competition information, results, and schedules by visiting the official website of the 19th Asian Games.
ASIAN GAMES: FIRST DAY OF BOXING COMPETITION24/09/2023
The 19th Asian Games’ boxing tournament commenced today at the Hangzhou Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China, featuring 21 exciting contests on the opening day. Boxers from all across Asia are competing for the coveted opportunity to secure one of the 34 available quota places. These precious spots serve as their ticket to participate in the upcoming Olympic Games scheduled for the following year.
Two talented boxers in the Women’s 50kg weight category kicked off the competition: Yesugen OYUNTSETSEG (MGL) and Aira VILLEGAS (PHI). The first thrilling bout of the day was claimed by the 2022 Asian Games bronze medalist from Mongolia, who secured victory with a score of 3:1.
The Women’s 54kg bouts during the morning session were impressive: Indian and 2022 Asian Championships bronze medallist Preeti (IND) advanced in the brackets, defeating Silina ALHASANAT of Jordan, after the referee stopped the contest during the R3. The Tokyo 2020 bronze medalist Hsiao Wen HUANG (TPE), with an impressive display of punching, won by unanimous decision over Mongolia’s Enkhjargal MUNGUNTSETSEG. Right after, home fans had the opportunity to enjoy the boxing skills of China’s Yuan CHANG (CHN). The 2018 Asian Games winner secured a 3-2 split decision win over Jutamas JITPONG (THA).
Thananya SOMNUEK of Thailand lost her Women’s 60kg round-of-32 when the referee stopped the contest in the third round against Tajikistan’s Bibinashastamo KHOLOVA. Vietnam’s Thi Linh HA executed some powerful blows to secure a 5-0 victory over Sangita SUNAR of Nepal.
In the Men’s 63.5kg event, Chinese Taipei’s Chu En LAI and the Philippines’ Mark Ashley FAJARDO (PHI) both quickly sent their opponents to the canvas in R1, with one faster than the other. They respectively secured wins when the referee stopped the contest after 57 seconds and by knockout after 39 seconds of boxing. In the same weight category, the Iraqi boxer Ali Qasim Hamdan AL-SARRAY did not waste his opportunity, striking Korean Jongseung LEE towards the end to earn a 5-0 win in the first round. Mouas Zubayr M ALHAWSAW (KSA) faced a tough loss against Kazakhstan’s Askat KULTAEV (KGZ) who dominated the #10 bout of the day.
The contest between Turabek KHABIBULLAEV (UZB) and Deepak SHRESTHA (NEP) in the 80kg weight category closed the morning session with the Uzbek emerging as a comfortable 5-0 winner.
The evening session opened with one of the most anticipated contests. Nikhat ZAREEN of India and Thi Tam NGUYEN of Vietnam in the Women’s 50kg division displayed great boxing. The Indian secured maximum points, winning her bout 5-0. The following match in the Women’s 54kg event impressed the audience at the Hangzhou Gymnasium: Cholmi PANG (PRK) at the end of three sensational rounds secured a unanimous decision victory over Aeji IM (KOR). With the same score, the Vietnamese Thi Ngoc Tran NGUYEN and the Uzbek Nigina UKTAMOVA emerged triumphant after defeating respectively Nigora OLIMOVA (UZB) and Irish MAGNO (PHI). The 2022 Asian Championships gold medalist Rinka KINOSHITA (JPN) also made her mark, securing a 5:0 decision win over Minu GURUNG of Nepal.
Cholman CHOE (PRK) edged Japan’s Yuta AKIYAMA 4:1 in a notable 63.5kg round-of-32 with a big crowd in the arena cheering for him. In the same weight category, Bunjong SINSIRI of Thailand was a convincing winner, overcoming Ali HABIBINEZHAD (IRI) by unanimous decision. Right after, Yertugan ZEINULLINOV from Kazakhstan claimed a win with the same scoring over Obada ALKASBEH (JOR) from Jordan in another thrilling Men’s 63.5 kg bout. Closing the bouts of the day in this division, Chinzorig BAATARSUKH of Mongolia secured a 4-1 split decision win against Hursand IMANKULIYEV (TKM).
The last contest of the day saw the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games bronze medalist Eumir Felix MARCIAL (PHI) delivering an impressive performance, defeating Dala GANZORIG from Mongolia in the Men’s 80kg category.
Competition is set to continue tomorrow at the Hangzhou Gymnasium with 24 more bouts to be contested.
For updated competition information, results, schedules, and additional content, please visit the official website of the 19th Asian Games.
OFFICIAL DRAW: 237 ATHLETES FROM 38 NOCs ON THE RING AT THE ASIAN GAMES22/09/2023
The Technical Meeting and the Official Draw for the Asian Games took place today, September 22, at the Hangzhou Gymnasium in Hangzhou (CHN).
The boxing tournament is scheduled to start on Sunday, September 24, and will run until October 5. A total of 237 boxers from 38 National Olympic Committees will compete in 13 weight categories, vying for one of the coveted 34 Paris 2024 qualification quota places that will be awarded during the 19th Asian Games. The stage will be the Hangzhou Gymnasium, where bouts will be contested in two daily sessions at 14:00 and 19:00, with a day off on October 2.
The Official Draw followed the Technical Meeting, presented by the Secretary General of HACOG Mr. Jin Chenglong, the Director of Operations Team of Hangzhou Gymnasium Mr. Wang Li, the Venue Executive Deputy General Manager Mr. Shen Zhigang, the Asian Games Boxing Competition Manager Mr. Jiao Subin, the Venue Doping Control Manager Mr. Leng Shijun, and the competition’s Technical Delegate, Mr. Angel Villarreal.
This event marks the third leg of the Boxing Road to Paris qualification series, which includes five continental tournaments and two world qualifiers. The journey began at the European Games in Krakow-Malopolska last June. Following the Asian Games, the attention will turn to the Pan American Games and then to the Pacific Games later this year. Looking ahed to 2024, the pathway will culminate in two World Qualifiers to be held in Busto Arsizio (Italy) and Bangkok (Thailand) in March and May respectively.
Stay tuned for the latest updates and insights that will be posted online on the Athlete 365 Boxing Corner website at boxing.athlete365.org
More information on the Asian Games official website.
Find the event schedule here.
ASIAN GAMES: BOXING OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT SET TO BEGIN IN HANGZHOU22/09/2023
Hangzhou (CHN) is all set to host the third leg of the boxing qualification pathway to Paris 2024. As part of the 19th Asian Games, the boxing tournament will determine which boxers from the Asian continent will qualify to compete in the upcoming Olympic Games.
A total of 237 athletes from 38 countries will showcase their skills at the Hangzhou Gymnasium, a magnificent arena known for hosting indoor sporting events such as basketball and volleyball. From September 24th to October 5th, the venue will be the stage for the boxing tournament, featuring athletes competing in 13 weight categories, each vying for one of the 34 Olympic quota places available at the Asian Games (20 for women and 14 for men).
Several outstanding boxers are ready to make their mark on the tournament. Let’s take a closer look at some of the athletes to watch:
India’s 13-member team will be led by two-time Olympian Shiva THAPA and world champions Nikhat ZAREEN and Lovlina BORGOHAIN. THAPA became the first male boxer to win six Asian Championships medals when he secured silver in 2022. Competing in the 50kg category, Nikhat ZAREEN, with her exceptional skills, won the gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Tokyo 2020 Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina BORGOHAIN will make her Asian Games debut in the women’s middleweight category (75kg).
Additionally, Tokyo silver medalists Carlo PAALAM and Nesthy PETECIO of the Philippines will compete in the men’s 51kg and women’s 57kg weight categories, respectively. They are considered favorites in their divisions, along with bronze medalist Eumir MARCIAL (men’s 75kg).
Thi Tam NGUYEN (VIE), an Olympian and the 2017 and 2022 Asian champion, will lead the Vietnam team, which brings its largest-ever boxing delegation to Hangzhou, with nine competitors. He will be among the favorites in the light flyweight category.
Leading Kazakhstan is Kamshybek KUNKABAYEV, who won a bronze medal in the men’s +91kg category at the Tokyo Olympics. Meanwhile, Uzbekistan is preparing to showcase two Olympic gold medalists, Bakhodir JALOLOV in the men’s +91kg category, and Hasanboy DUSMATOV in the men’s 49 kg category. The latter, a Rio 2016 champion and three-time Asian Championships gold medallist, will be seeking his first Asian Games light flyweight gold.
Stay updated on the boxing tournament at the Asian Games by visiting https://boxing.athlete365.org/.
Find additional information on the event on the 19th Asian Games official website.
Road to Paris 2024: Africa Qualification Tournament is set to commence in Dakar06/09/2023
The journey towards the highly awaited Olympic Games Paris 2024 continues with the African Olympic qualifier taking place in Dakar, Senegal.
From the 8th to the 15th of September, boxers from across Africa will converge in the Senegalese capital to compete for the coveted 18 quota places up for grabs (11 for women and 7 for men).
This event marks the second venture of the Boxing Road to Paris qualification series, consisting of five continental tournaments and two world qualifiers. Along this journey, a total of 248 Olympic quota places will be allocated, equally distributed between male and female athletes.
Following the success of the 2020 edition of the tournament, the Dakar Arena once again takes center stage to host thrilling boxing matches. A remarkable roster of 265 athletes (175 men and 90 women) from 43 countries, competing across 13 weight categories, showcasing their exceptional boxing skills.
Here’s a quick overview of some athletes to watch during the event:
Khadija El Mardi (MOR) – A Rio 2016 Olympian who qualified for Tokyo 2020 but could not compete due to giving birth to her child. She arrives in Dakar with her sights set on gold in the women’s middleweight category.
Roumaysa Boualam (ALG) – She secured a spot for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo through her outstanding performance at the 2020 African Olympic Qualification Tournament in Dakar, Senegal. With a gold medal at the 2022 Mediterranean Games and victory at the African Boxing Championship, she’s now aiming to qualify for her second Olympic Games in the Women’s 50 kg event.
Sadia Sanogo (CIV) – She grew up in Dakar, close to the venue hosting the boxing tournament. The Welterweight boxer has made the decision to pursue her Olympic dream while representing Ivory Coast, her parents’ homeland.
Tiago Osorio MUXANGA (MOZ) – Competing in the men’s 71 kg category, Tiago is set to celebrate his birthday during the tournament in Dakar on September 12th, adding an extra layer of significance to his journey. Known for his robust physique, Tiago’s physical skills are hard to ignore.
Pape Mamadou Sow (SEN) – Representing the host country in Men’s 51 kg, he is the son of an African boxing champion. He decided to follow in his father’s footsteps to carry on the family legacy and he is determined to achieve the Olympic title his father missed out on.
Adam Olaore (NIG) – Born in Lagos, Nigeria, he moved to Peckham in southeast London at the age of six. He currently holds the title of African Champion. In Dakar, he competes for his homeland in the Heavyweight category, promising an exciting display of skills.
Stay connected for the latest updates, photos, and results, all of which will be available on the Athlete 365 Boxing Corner website, accessible at boxing.athlete365.org.
Also, mark your calendars as the event will be live-streamed from September 13th to the 15th, with exclusive broadcasts on the Olympic Channel.
Boxing Road to Paris: Host Cities and Dates of 2024 World Qualifiers Unveiled25/08/2023
The Paris 2024 Boxing Unit (PBU) has officially announced the host cities and the dates for the two World Qualification Tournaments, where boxers from around the globe will compete for a spot at the Olympic Games Paris 2024.
The first world qualification tournament will take place in Busto Arsizio, Italy – from 29 February to 12 March, 2024. The event will allocate 49 quota places (21 Women and 28 Men).
The second world qualification tournament will be held in Bangkok, Thailand – from 23 May to 3 June, 2024. By the end of the tournament, the remaining 51 quotas places will be awarded and the boxing qualification period for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 will be finalized.
The two World Qualification Tournaments ensure that each National Olympic Committee (NOC) will have up to three qualification opportunities on their Boxing Road to Paris.
As per the Paris 2024 Qualification System for Boxing, NOCs will only be able to enter athletes at the World Qualification Tournaments in the specific weight categories where they have not yet been allocated and confirmed a quota place.
For more details regarding the Boxing Road to Paris qualification pathway, please refer to the Qualification System (link).
Media Registrations Open for Africa Olympic Qualifier23/08/2023
The media accreditation process for the Africa qualification tournament has started.
The event will be hosted at the Dakar Arena in Dakar, Senegal, from the 9th through the 15th of September 2023, with 18 Olympic quota places up for grabs (11 for women, 7 for men).
All media accreditation requests should be submitted through the online media accreditation form, at: https://register.event-works.com/iocsports/2024boxqe/e/ce/g/135835/
All media representatives must complete their registration via this platform within August 28, 2023, and wait for their request to be officially approved by the organizing committee.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Dakar.