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)