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).
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