Archive for December, 2009
The MBF would like to thank all those who have supported our Maltese boxing federation throughout the year 2009, the AIBA & confederations, the Maltese sport entities (MOC and KMS), our fans & supporters, boxing clubs, coaches, boxing athletes, the media and all those who have contributed to our sport in anyway.
The MBF promises to strive even harder in 2010 to further increase the level of boxing in the Maltese islands.
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Source: The Times of India / 12 – 12 – 2009
NEW DELHI: Suranjoy Singh has become the first Indian boxer to win the Gold Medal at the President’s Cup and also the first Indian to be declared the ‘best boxer’ of any senior men’s boxing championships at the world level.
In a fantastic display of raw power and controlled aggression, Suranjoy simply decimated his French opponent Nordine Oubaali who was a bronze medalist at the 2007 World Championships as well as a participant at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Coach Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu had analysed that the French boxer was an aggressive boxer and therefore Suranjoy was asked to go all out in the first round.
Suranjoy with his explosive straight lefts as well as crisp uppercuts and right crosses landed some telling blows on Nordine to lead 3:0 after the end of the first round.
The score at the end of Round 2 was 7:0 for Suranjoy. In the third Round, both boxers scored a point apiece and ended the bout with the score reading 8:1 in favour of Suranjoy Singh.
Suranjoy was thrilled beyond words as his hand was raised as the winner of the final bout against Nordine Oubaali. He is now stepping nearer to his ultimate dream of winning the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Hony Capt Padam Bahadur Mall was the last Indian boxer who was declared the ‘best boxer’ of any major event at the 1962 Asian Games. Read the rest of this entry »
Gongora completes incredible comeback
Presidents Cup Baku 2009
Semi Finals / session five
The first semi-final session of the 2009 AIBA President’s Cup in Baku this morning witnessed perhaps the bout of the tournament so far. Light-heavyweight Carlos Gongora of Ecuador, representing America 1, came back from 8:1 down after the first round, in which he also conceded a standing eight-count, to win 14:10 over Rizvan Alimuradov of Russia and Europe 1.
Pic: Rusian Myrsatayev (red) celebrates victory
Alimuradov stormed into a 7:0 lead with a ferocious assault on the South American, who scored his first point in the final second of the opening round. This proved to be the catalyst for an amazing turnaround and a rampant Gongora forced the Russian to take two standing eight-counts in the second round with plenty of time left for a third, which would have given him outright victory even though he was still well behind on points.
That didn’t happen, but with the crowd at the Serhedchi Olympic Sport Complex completely engrossed, Gongora continued in the last round where he had left off and surged to victory over a bewildered Alimuradov. In the 81kg final he will face Abdelkader Bouhenia of France and Europe, the bronze medalist at the AIBA World Championships who overcame spirited resistance from Oceania and New Zealand’s Reece Papuni.
At light-flyweight, Miguel Luis Diaz, bronze medalist at the AIBA World Youth Championships 2008 and one of the stars of the preliminary rounds here, started slowly against Stefan Slavchev of Bulgaria and Europe 1 as both men looked for an opening. But the Dominican scored three times in the last minute of the first round and never looked back, showing both courage and strength coming forward. In tomorrow’s final he meets Birzhan Zhakypov of Kazakhstan and Asia 2, the 2005 AIBA World Championship bronze medalist who won a close contest on accepted scores against Redouane Bouchtouk of Africa and Morroco.
At lightweight there was a surprise as José Pedraza of Puerto Rico and America 1,the AIBA World Championship silver medalist, lost to Semen Grivachev of Europe 2 and Russia, who ambushed his opponent with two quick scoring punches in the second round to take a 2:1 lead. Pedraza switched stance contstantly thereafter, trying to find a way through, but there was no further change to the score.
Grivachev will now meet Azerbaijan’s Ismet Eynullayev, a clear winner for Europe 1 over Asia 1′s Asylbek Talasbaev of Kyrgyzstan. And Eynullayev’s brother, Sadiq, is also through to tomorrow’s finals at light-welterweight, after a clear win over Myke Carvalho of Brazil and America 1. He will meet France’s Olympic bronze medalist Alexis Vastine of Europe 2, who was too good for Masatsugu Kawachi of Japan, representing Asia 1.
The heavyweight final will be between Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine, the World Championship bronze medalist, who only squeezed through the preliminary round on individual scores. He put all that behind him with a 14:1 win over Ramzjon Ahmedov of Uzbekistan and Asia 1 and in the final he will face Julio Cesar Castillo Torres of Ecuador and America 2, who beat Ali Mazaheri of Iran and Asia 2.
The first super-heavyweight semi-final of the 2009 AIBA President’s Cup between Kazakhstan’s Rusian Myrsatayev of Asia 1 and Shamil Gadzhiev of Russia and Europe 2 produced the most astonishing result at the end of the third day of action at the Serhedchi Olympic Sport Complex in Baku.
Pic: Carlos Gongora turned his semi-final bout around against Alimurad
Gadzhiev, going in low and scoring freely, raced to an 11:1 lead and appeared to be coasting. Then, out of nowhere, Myrsatayev produced a right cross that floored Gadzhiev, and although the Russian rose to his feet the referee decided he had seen enough. In tomorrow’s all-European final Myrsatayev will meet the AIBA World Championship silver medalist Roman Kapitonenko of Ukraine, who was too tight in defence and too clinical in attack for the big-hitting Australian champion Trent Rawlins.
At welterweight there was a battle of the big hitters as Suhrab Shidaev of Europe 1 stole a 7:3 lead over Chiger Jaoid before the African gradually began to reel the Russian in. With a minute to go Jaoid had pulled it back to 7:5, then it was 7:6 with 30 seconds remaining before Shidaev ultimately ran out an 8:7 winner. He will have his hands full in the final against fellow-European Emil Mahrramov, one of two Azerbaijanis to make the finals after victory over Oscar Molina.
John Joe Nevin of Ireland, the AIBA World Championship silver medalist, bobbed and weaved his way to victory over southpaw Kanat Abutalipov in their bantamweight semi-final. Keeping his hands low, Nevin lured the Kazakhstani into trap after trap and counter-punched to devastating effect. In the final Nevin, boxing for Europe 2, will face Orzubek Shayimov of Uzbekistan and Asia 2 who beat Jonathan Valarezo of America 1 and Ecuador 6:4.
The flyweight final will be between Nordine Oubaali of Europe 2 and Suranjoy Singh of Asia 1, who enjoyed a convincing victory over Braulio Avila of America 2, while at featherweight Oscar Valdez of Mexico and America 1 meets the Russian, Dmitry Polyansky of Europe 1. The former got the better of a bruising encounter with local boy Elshan Ismailov, representing Europe 2, while the latter’s precise punching frustrated Ibrahim Balla of Australia and Oceania.
And at middleweight the explosive, all-action style of Europe 2′s Moldovan Victor Cotiujanschii was enough to see off Falcao Yamaguchi of America 2 and Brazil, while Australian Damien Hooper was obliged to take two standing eight-counts on his way to defeat at the hands of of Sergiy Derevyanchenko of Europe 1 and Ukraine
The AIBA President’s Cup is taking place NOW in Baku, Azerbaijan
Source: Report & Photos AIBA
The second session of the 2009 AIBA President’s Cup in Baku got off to a cracking start at the Serhedchi Olympic Sport Complex in Baku this evening as Miguel Luis Diaz of America 2, 48kg bronze medalist at the AIBA World Youth Championships 2008, got the better of Asia’s Nanao Thokchom Singh, who won gold at the same event.
Another healthy crowd witnessed a wonderful Opening Ceremony, featuring some spectacular Azerbaijani folk dancing and singing before Diaz, from the Dominican Republic, opened proceedings in the ring. Coming forward from the start, throwing punches from all angles, he drew warm applause from the crowd. Both Diaz and his Indian opponent throw “heavy punches” for such light athletes and it made for quite a spectacle but Diaz proved his worth on the day, winning 8:5.
At 60kg AIBA World Championship silver medalist José Pedraza of Puerto Rico, representing America 1, was too smart and too disciplined for Mongolia’s Asian champion Enkhzorig Zorigtbaatar and the result, a tactical victory for Pedraza, was the same as when the pair met in the early rounds of the world championships. In the lightweight semi-finals Pedraza will run into the Russian Semen Grivachev of Europe 2, who gave an exemplary exhibition of hooking to dispose of Africa’s Abdelkader Chadi of Algeria.
Myke Carvalho of America 1 and Brazil ran out a surprisingly comfortable winner over a second Mongolian, Munkh-Erdene Uranchimeg who was competing for Asia 2 at light-welterweight, and he will now meet Azerbaijan’s Sadiq Eynullaev who emulated his brother’s achievement in the previous session by winning his opening bout for Europe 1, against Louis Richarno Colin of Mauritius and Africa.
Probably the most eagerly anticipated match-up of the evening came at 81kg where Abdelkader Bouhenia of Europe 2, bronze medalist at the AIBA World Championships, met Olympic bronze medalist Yerkebulan Shynaliyev of Kazakhstan. The Asian took a 2-1 first-round lead over his taller opponent, but the Frenchman came storming out for the second round, nearly knocking Shynaliyev off his feet before gradually asserting himself with heavier punches for a well-merited 9:5 win.
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