Archive for August, 2010
CORDINA Joseph a boxer of Maltese origin forming part of the Welsh Olympic Boxing Team at the “World Combat Games” being held in Beijing, China – will be in action tomorrow the first of September against VELKY Patrik of the Czech Republic in a semi finals boxing bout the winner going through to the finals on the second of September.
Cordina is participating in the 56 KG division which has seven participants from China, Tajikistan, Dominican Republic, Moldova, Jordan and the Czech Republic.
CORDINA will be in action at 13.00 (1 PM) – (6 AM in UK) – Wales has two other boxers participating, Jenklins Christopher in the 64K and Jones Andrew in the 91+K.
JENKLINS defeated KHAN Aamir of Pakistan and is through to the semi finals against HU Richabilige of China..
JONES was eliminated in the quarter finals against NISTOR Mihai of Romania.
Organizers press release for the boxing quarter finals (31 August)
There are four Chinese boxers participating in the games this afternoon, which drawing a large number of views to the Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium.
Chinese athlete MENG Fanlong raises his fists fast and fiercely, making his opponent unable to strike back, winning in the game of Boxing Men’s 81 KG Quarter Final. At the end of 2nd round, the score was 3-3. In the 3rd round, MENG Fanxiang relies on his changeable foot work, dodge and punch, entering the next round with the score of 5-3.
In the game of Boxing Men’s 52 KG Quarter Final, Chinese athlete LI Chao beat his competitor BEDIR Mohamed Sayed (EGY) win the score of 7-0, holding a position in the top 4. LI Chao gets familiar with his counterpart quickly, winning the victory of 1st round. In the next two rounds ,he depended on his rapid dodge and dominate offense, winning his opening fight with the score of 7-0. All the spectators present yell for him, and some kids also speak loudly to cheer.
The last athlete for the Semi Final of the game of boxing Men’s 60 KG belongs to Chinese athlete, LIU Qiang. He fights against SATTOROV Parviz, from Tadzhikistan. LIU Qiang control the game easily. His steady punches lead the score of the game to be 11-0, winning the victory.
Another Chinese athlete Maimaitituersunqiong beat an Czechic player with score of 13-2, entering the game of Boxing Men’s 69 KG Semi Final. His straight punch and arm feint draw a lot of applause to him. In the 2nd round, he scores 3 points in less than a minute. Although Czechic player got 2 points in the last round, he cannot change the result of the game anymore.
Until now, ten boxers from National Boxing team all have the access to the Semi Final.
Source, Article: Sport Accord – Combat Games
Photo Source: World Combat Games
Last Updated (Tuesday, 31 August 2010 19:26)
King of Muaythai fisted at Final all-mighty WANG Wenzhong entered into next round
Beijing, 31 August – The second race day of Muaythai welcomed a serious of competitive Semi Finals.
Shortly after the beginning of Men’s 54kg Semi Final, Abderrahmane Zin from Moroccogave a strong blow to the Turkey’s Ridvan Kurt. Ridvan Kurt couldn’t defend Abderrahmane Zin’s all-round offense. The ticket of the Final was easily gained by Abderrahmane Zin after the first round. Meanwhile, Turkey’s athlete received quick bandage and left the field with the help of his opponent.
Chinese player WANG Kang missed the Final Match as he lost to Igor Liubchenko from Ukrine in the Men’s 57kg Semi Final. Both of them used the leg to attack each other. However, the more effective leg hit by Liubchenko prevented the pace of WANG to the Final.
In the Men’s 71kg Semi Final, ZHANG Xiaolong from China ended his SCG journey by the powerful tosses of all-rounded Sweden’s Marcus Oberg. The full game witnessed ZHANG’s perseverance, but the gap between skills was his reason for the loss.
With 100 percent confidence, WANG Wenzhong from China waved to the spectators and came to the stage. The brisk pace and merciless hit proved his strength. The thunderous cheers finally sent him to next round.
The focus of today’s match was concentrated on Men’s 75kg Semi Final. Ukrainian Vasyl Tereshonok encountered with king of Muaythai -Yodthanong Phorat, who is the hero of Thais. Phorat started his career when he was only 8 years old, which cultivated his fierce style, keen smell and strong blow. Yodthanong Phorat, the combination of strength and skills along with his strong mind, deserves the title of “computerized warrior”.
In tonight’s game, Yodthanong Phorat’s strong assault devastated his opponent. His right hand punch hit Tereshonok like viper attacks his game. The final will be a visual feast between Yodthanong Phorat and Russia’s Artem Levin on 2nd September.
The entire Thai players have advanced to the Finals triumphantly. They will definitely bring brilliant games to us.
Source and Article: Combat Games Site
Sri Lanka has been invited to the AIBA Road to Barbados program for the first time in the country’s boxing history.
Amateur boxing is very popular in the South Asian nation and Sri Lanka was one of the first Asian countries to include female competitors and to hold National Championships for women athletes.
Light flyweight Anusha Kodituwakku and flyweight Nilmini Jayasinghe have been selected for the training camp and they are not only experienced boxers but successful as well.
Both of them have a good chance of winning some contests in Bridgetown and could even celebrate Sri Lanka’s first ever medal in a World Championships.
Anusha Kodituwakku, born on 27 December 1978, competed in two AIBA World Championships in 2006 and 2008. The three-time Asian Championships bronze medalist acquired her first medal in an international competition in India as early as 2003.
Nilmini Jayasinghe was born on 30 October 1980 and has also competed in two AIBA World Championships in India (2006) and China (2008). She has been involved in the National Team since 2003.
Jayasinghe defeated reigning European Champion Tatyana Kob of Ukraine at the 2006 AIBA Women’s World Championships in New Delhi but lost her quarterfinal contest against Fadia Idrissi of Denmark.
Jayasinghe’s best result was her gold medal at the International Tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia last year, where Sri Lanka’s best fighter won her weight class after beating two top boxers, Russian National Champion Aleksandra Kulesheva in the semi-final and Mandy Bujold of Canada in the final.
Their coach Anuruddha Bandara Rathnayake made Sri Lankan boxing history at the 2007 AIBA World Championships in Chicago when he reached the quarter-final and the Olympic quota for the Beijing Games in the flyweight class.
It was the first time that a Sri Lankan competitor had qualified for a Summer Olympic Games since the Olympic qualification system was launched in 1992.
Article Source & Logo: The AIBA
The 29-year-old two-time World Champion triumphed over 17-year-old Dawid Jagodzinski of Poland before the end of his opening contest when the referee stopped the unequal light flyweight class fight in the third round.
Zou Shiming advanced to the semi-final where he will face 18-year-old talented Dominican youth boxer Juan Gabriel Medina who defeated Muhibullah of Pakistan in his quarter-final bout. The Chinese star is preparing with full speed for the Asian Games, which will be held in Guangzhou in November, where he is also the defending champion.
Boxers from each AIBA Confederation except Oceania are taking part in the 1st World Combat Games in Beijing, where other martial arts and sports are also fighting for medals. The men’s boxing event is being held using the official AIBA rules and the new weight classes valid from September 1: 49, 52, 56, 60, 64, 69, 75, 81, 91 and +91kg.
Olympic Games and World Championships quarter-finalist Anvar Yunusov of Tajikistan was unexpectedly defeated by local youngster Zhang Jiawei in a close bout. The final verdict was 2:2 but the Chinese boxer won the 56kg weight class contest by accepted scores.
Wales’s Commonwealth Games candidate 22-year-old Chris Jenkins celebrated his victory over Pakistan’s Amir Khan in the 64kg weight division by a large 14:4 margin.
Tajikistan’s newcomer at international level, Navruz Jafoyev, won his first quarter-final bout against Nisar Khan of Pakistan, while strong Vladimir Milevskij of Lithuania surprisingly defeated AIBA World Championships quarter-finalist Asadullo Boimuradov from Kyrgyzstan who went up from welterweight to middleweight this year due his loss in the Kyrgyz National Championships in February.
Milan World Championships competitor Ahmad Al-Teimat of Jordan also moved up a division into heavyweight and on his debut the 23-year-old boxer knocked out Lukas Viktora of the Czech Republic to secure at least a bronze medal in Beijing.
Olympic Games silver medalist and World Championships bronze medalist Zhang Zhilei of China also had a good start in the Games, hammering Aidas Petruskevicius of Lithuania en route to the gold medal.
Romanian boxers also had a perfect first day in Beijing, with experienced heavyweight Constantin Bejenaru advancing to the semi-final when his newcomer opponent Myktybek Mamasaliyev of Kyrgyzstan abandoned the fight in the second round, while super heavyweight Mihai Nistor also won his first bout.
Article & Photo: The AIBA
Maximilian Adelbert Baer also known as “Livermore Larupper” or Madcap Maxie.
Was an outstanding fighter of the 30’s who enjoyed life in the limelight and was a gifted showman both in and out of the ring, often at the expense of his training.
Max Baer for a short time became Heavyweight Champion of the World; he was also an actor, entertainer, professional wrestler and referee.
He was the brother of twice World Champion boxing contender Buddy Baer and father of actor Max Baer, Jr., known to two generations as Jethro Bodine of the Beverly Hillbillies. He is rated #22 on Ring Magazine’s list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.
Maximilian Adelbert Baer was born on February 11, 1909 in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Jacob Baer (1875–1938) who was Jewish of French ancestry and Dora Bales (1877–1938) who was of German and Scots-Irish ancestry. His eldest sister was Frances May Baer (1905–1991), his younger sister was Bernice Jeanette Baer (1911–1987), his younger brother was boxer-turned-actor Jacob Henry Baer, better known as Buddy Baer (1915–1986) and his adopted brother was August “Augie” Baer.