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By AIBA - 04-05-201
Highest Quality of Boxing Expected
The men’s last qualification event for the London 2012 Olympic Games in the American region begins tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the participants will be fighting for the 38 remaining quota places in the venue of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
177 of the best boxers from 33 nations will be competing at the Maracanazinho with Canada, Ecuador, Mexico and Venezuela all entered with the maximum number of ten boxers. Argentina, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Trinidad & Tobago have all sent nine athletes to Rio de Janeiro.
The best boxing nation on the continent, the Cuban squad will be travelling to the picturesque Brazilian city with three boxers, whose last chance it will to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Unexpectedly former AIBA World Champion Roniel Iglesias was not able to get the quota in Baku but he has more than a good chance of acquiring a top result in Rio. Cuba’s new Welterweight is Grand Prix Usti nad Labem Tournament winner Arisnoide Despaigne, who replaced Carlos Banteur, while the third team member is Beijing Olympic Games silver medallist Emilio Correa.
The host nation’s squad achieved three Olympic quota places at the AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011 so they travel to Brazil with seven boxers. Two-time Olympian, Welterweight Myke Carvalho, Panamerican Champion veteran Juliao Neto, Beijing Olympian miniman Paulo Carvalho, World Military Games winner Robinelson De Jesus Vieira and WSB star Yamaguchi Florentino Falcao all have got great expectations in the front of the home crowd.
The United States also secured three Olympic quotas in Baku last year while their powerful team has got great chances to increase this number in Rio. The most experienced US boxer is AIBA World Boxing Championships quarter-finalist Michael Hunter, who will be the top favourite in the Heavyweight division. Multiple National Champion Jose Ramirez, World Military Championships silver medallist Jamel Herring and Marcus Browne are also involved with the team.
One of the continent’s developing nations, Ecuador, has not yet secured any quotas but should at least equal the three they got for the last Olympic Games. Their best boxer is Beijing Olympiam Carlos Gongora, who is a gold medal contender in the Light Heavyweight division. Panamerican Games winner, 18-year-old Italo Perea, former Panamerican Champion Julio Castillo and Continental Champion Carlos Quipo and Beijing Olympian Jose Luis Porozo are the best hopes for the country.
One of the youngest teams is Puerto Rico, their talented fighters could not attend the AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011 so their only chance to get Olympic quotas is in Rio. 18-year-old Panamerican Games bronze medallist Jantony Ortiz, Youth Olympic Games winner Emmanuel Rodriguez, Panamerican Youth Champion Felix Verdejo and veteran Gerardo Bisbal are the best in this strong squad.
The Dominican Republic has also sent a strong nine-member squad where their best hope will be 19-year-old rising star Dagoberto Aguero, who has got lots of experience at international level in spite of his tender years. AIBA Youth World Championships quarter-finalist Wellington Arias, Juan Gabriel Medina and teenager Raul Sanchez are all great talents and could be soon showcasing their skills in London as well.
Mexico has got great traditions in boxing and they are expecting several quotas from their young squad. Panamerican Games winner Joselito Velasquez, AIBA World Championships bronze medallist Oscar Valdez, AIBA Youth World Champion Oscar Molina and WSB star Braulio Avila, who is member of the national squad since 2006, each have got realistic chances of reaching the all important Olympic quota places.
Argentina will send nine boxers, their Flyweight No.1 Fernando Martinez and AIBA Youth World Championships silver medallist Fabian Andres Maidana will both be missing from the event due to injuries. Argentina’s top Welterweight Brian Castano has returned to the national squad, Junior Leandro Zarate, Alberto Melian or WSB athlete Juan Jose Carrasco will also be seeking to make a real breakthrough at this event.
The Bahamas entered only two boxers for this qualification event but the quality in their team is very high. Panamerican Games silver medallist Valentino Knowles and Carl Heild were bronze medallist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and both boxers were involved to the AIBA Road to London Program.
The best Canadian hopes will be fighting from Lightweight up to the Light Heavyweight with Alejandro Rynn, Yves Ulysse, Custio Clayton, Brody Blair and Jonathan Savard all involved. The Venezuelan and the Colombian squad also have got excellent fighters and both nations have travelled to Rio with quota expectations.
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BRAZIL MAKES HISTORY ON BAKU 2011 FINAL DAY
Beijing Olympian and WSB star, 23-year-old Brazilian Everton dos Santos fought against University World Champion, Ukrainian Denys Berinchyk. The Light Welter was the only boxer among the finalists coming from the last 64. Thus the Ukrainian was probably more tired than the South American. The Brazilian athlete dominated the fight in the first three minutes and was leading by 8:3 before both boxers received public warnings in the second round. Lopes kept a four points advantage. The last three minutes brought a real manly fight resulting with a close Brazilian victory: an historical gold medal for the South American country.
On the opening contest of the day, China’s only finalist in Baku was Beijing Olympic Games winner and twice AIBA World Champion, 30-year-old Shiming Zou who fought against current Asian Champion, 22-year-old Korean Jong Shin who secured bronze at the last edition of the Championships in Milan. The Chinese light flyweight dominated the fight in the second round to lead 13:6. Although Shin gave his best in the last round, Zou used all his skills to win his third World Championships title by 20:11. Shiming Zou becomes the first boxer to win three gold medals in the history of the lowest weight division.
MEDAL RECORD HAUL FOR BRITAIN
Great Britain finished with three silver medals and one bronze at the World Amateur Championships after an agonising final day which saw Luke Campbell, Andrew Selby and Anthony Joshua all narrowly denied gold in Baku.
European champion Selby lost 13-12 to world number one Misha Aloyan of Russia at flyweight, while Hull’s Campbell was then edged out 14-10 by Cuba’s Lazaro Alvarez in the bantamweight final.
In the final bout of the tournament, Londoner Joshua was defeated 22-21 by Azerbaijan’s Magonedrasul Medzhidov in an explosive super-heavyweight contest in front of a passionate home crowd.
The trio were joined in the podium ceremonies by Liverpool’s Tom Stalker, who won bronze in the light-welterweight division.
The four-medal haul was the best performance by a GB Boxing team at the World Championships and topped the three medals won in Chicago in 2007. The team also qualified boxers in five of the weight categories for next year’s London Olympics.
IRELAND‘S GALLAGHER BEST R&J AT BAKU
Ireland’s Michael Gallagher has finished on top of the referees and judges podium at the 16th AIBA World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Gallagher was today chosen as the best R&J following the conclusion of the 113-nation Championships in the Azerbaijani capital.
Michael Gallagher being presented with his award by AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu. The Omagh, Co Tyrone native has officiated at numerous national and international tournaments over the last 20 years.
RAU’SHEE WARREN WINS A BRONZE MEDAL AT THE 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – American flyweight Rau’shee Warren’s (Cincinnati, Ohio) run toward a second world title ended on Friday with a 17-13 loss to Russia’s Misha Aloyan in their semifinal contest at the 2011 World Championships. Warren won a bronze medal in the event as well as securing his berth in a record third straight Olympic Games.
VIKAS KRISHAN HAD TO SETTLE FOR THE BRONZE
In the welterweight (69kg) category after he lost to Taras Shelestyuk of Ukraine in the semi-final of the World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Friday.
Pitted against the European Championships bronze medallist Shelestyuk, Vikas failed to play his natural game and lost 12-15. Vikas, an Asian Games gold medallist, repeated the bronzemedal winning feat of Olympic medallist Vijender Kumar (75kg) at the mega-event but became the youngest Indian to clinch a medal at 19. Vijender was the first Indian to win a bronze at the World meet in 2009.
ARMENIAN BOXER BECOMES RUSSIA’S SOLE WORLD CHAMPION IN BAKU
During the final bouts on Saturday at AIBA World Boxing Championships 2011, being held in Baku, Azerbaijan—which serve as first international Olympic qualifier for the London Olympics—Misha Aloyan, representing Russia, stepped into the ring against Welsh Andrew Selby for the championship title in 52-kg category and defeated his opponent on points.
CUBA/ TWO NEW WORLD CHAMPIONS IN BOXING
Cuban boxers Lazaro Alvarez and Julio Cesar la Cruz became world champions after winning their respective bouts in the finals of the Baku 2011 World Championships.
Cuban Boxing Goes down in Baku
Cuba’s team captain, Julio la Cruz proved to be in great shape though the whole tournament, and with excellent footwork and straight punches sorted difficult hurdles, including defending Champion Egor Mekhontsev from Russia in semi-finals.
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AIBA WORLD BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS, BAKU 2011 – DAILY SCHEDULE & RESULTS:
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A huge multi-sport event, the 5th World Military Games start in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from July 16 with more than 100 nations expected to take part and soldiers competing in 24 different sports, including boxing.
The boxing tournament at the Games will be a giant event because the organizers are expecting 178 boxers from 39 nations the Oceanian Boxing Confederation is the only one that will not be sending any athletes. The competition venue will be Almirante Miliciades Portela Alves Instruction Center in the heart of Rio de Janeiro.
The best Brazilian boxers are members of the local army will therefore all be competing at the World Military Games in front of the home crowd. The local spectators will be able to see Juliao Neto, Robinelson Jesus Vieira, Robson Conceicao, Everton Lopes, Myke Carvalho and Pedro Lima in action.
In the light flyweight class China’s AIBA World Championships bronze medalist Li Jiazhao and India’s AIBA Youth World Champion Nanao Thokchom Singh are the top favourites, while Morocco’s African Championships silver medalist Abdelali Deraa and North Korea’s Sung Song Guk are the medal contenders in Rio de Janeiro.
India’s Commonwealth Games winner Suranjoy Mayengbam Singh is the main flyweight favourite but he can expect tough competition from Asian Games bronze medalist Pak Jong Chol of North Korea, Panamerican Champion veteran Juliao Neto of Brazil, Italy’s Alex Ferramosca, China’s Gao Linzhi and German National Champion Marcel Schneider.
There are a lot of qualified boxers at the bantamweight class where Brazil’s Beijing Olympian Robinelson Jesus Vieira, Indian National Champion Chhote Lal Yadav, EU Champion Hafid Bouji of German, Asian Games silver medalist Zhang Jiawei of China, Korean National Champion 22-year-old Lee Jin Young, Italy’s Beijing Olympian Vittorio Parrinello and Colombia’s Pan Am Games qualified Deivi Julio all have a chance of making the finals.
The host nation has a good chance of winning the lightweight division, with Beijing Olympian Robson Conceicao competing. China’s strong Liu Qiang, Italy’s WSB athlete Alessio Di Savino, Netherlands’ veteran Husnu Kocabas, Tunisia’s Beijing Olympian Alaeddin Shili and Kazakhstan’s Berik Abdrakhmanov will all be trying to beat the local favourite.
Brazil’s AIBA World Championships quarter-finalist and Panamerican Champion Everton Lopes is the main favourite of the light welterweight class but Kazakhstan’s Merey Akshalov will be using his WSB experiences to aim for gold in Rio de Janeiro. Belarus’s European Championships quarter-finalist 18-year-old Ivan Baranchik, Zambia’s Precious Makina and Morocco’s Beijing Olympian Driss Moussaid have a chance of beating the kings of the division.
The welterweight gold medal will likely go to Brazil’s Panamerican Champion Myke Carvalho or Olympic Games medalist Alexis Vastine of France. India’s Asian Games silver medalist 19-year-old Santosh Kumar Virothu, Germany’s Alexander Miller, Morocco’s Beijing Olympian Medhi Khalsi, Zambia’s Youth Olympian Godfrey Mumba and Belarus’ Yevgeniy Romashkevich are the other medal contenders in this division.
Brazil’s powerful WSB boxer Pedro Lima is back on track and his target is the middleweight gold in Rio. Germany’s Beijing Olympian Konstantin Buga, Netherlands’ European Championships quarter-finalist Peter Mullenberg, Qatar’s veteran Hzam Nabah, Tunisia’s Hassan Chagtemi and Kazakhstan’s strong Ali Nurmatov are Lima’s main rivals.
France’s AIBA World Championships bronze medalist Abdelkader Bouhenia has a good chance of beating the light welterweight athletes. Belarus’s European Championships bronze medalist Nikolay Veselov, Germany’s AIBA World Championships competitor Gottlieb Weiss, Tunisia’s African Champion Yahya Mkacheri, Kenya’s WSB athlete Joshua Ndere Makonjio and Italy’s rising power Gianluca Rosciglione, will all looking to stop the French star.
Syria’s Asian Games winner 22-year-old Mohammad Ghossoun has a good chance of being crowned in the heavyweight competition. India’s Asian Games silver medalist Manpreet Singh, Youth Olympic Games bronze medalist 18-year-old Fabio Turchi of Italy and Germany’s Stefan Koeber will have to fight hard to beat the Syrian spearhead.
Mohammad’s elder brother Sumar Ghossoun is another great hope for Syria at the World Military Games but Kazakhstan’s veteran Rustam Rygebayev and China’s AIBA World Championships bronze medalist Yushan Nijiati could stop him. Multiple Algerian National Champion Kamel Rahmani and Brazil’s Gidelson Oliveira have got chance to cause some surprises in the super heavyweight class.
Saturday Night – July 16 – Boxing Results from: Brazil, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Mexico,United Kingdom, United States
- Saturday 16 July – Credicard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Middleweight – Michael Oliveira def Jose Soto by KO 6 / 10 – Time: 0:38 – Vacant WBC Latino middleweight title
- Saturday 16 July – Olympia-Eissportzentrum, Munich, Bayern, Germany
Cruiserweight – Marco Huck def Hugo Hernan Garay by KO 10 / 12 – Time: 1:10 – WBO cruiserweight title.
Light heavyweight – Eduard Gutknecht def Lorenzo Di Giacomo – on UD 12 / 12 – EBU (European) light heavyweight title (supervisor: Charles Giles)
Middleweight – Dominik Britsch def Ryan Davis by TKO 9 / 12 – Time: 1:15 – Vacant IBF Inter-Continental middleweight title (supervisor: Roberto Rea)
WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (33-1, 24 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over Hugo Garay (34-6, 18 KOs). From the very start the fighters went right at each other and Huck sent Garay to the canvas, but did not seem damaged. In round three, Huck was deducted a point for hitting behind the head. The hard see-saw action continued until round ten when Huck knocked down Garay with a right hand and referee Luis Pabon waved it off. Time was 1:10.European light heavyweight champion Eduard Gutknecht (22-1, 9 KOs) outpointed Lorenzo Di Giacomo (41-5-1, 18 KOs) over twelve one-sided rounds by scores of 119-107, 120-105, 119-107
- Saturday 16 July – Horse Country Resort , Arborea, Sardegna, Italy
Lightweight – Luca Giacon def Ruddy Encarnacion by RTD 5 / 12 – Time: 3:00 – Vacant EBU-EU (European Union) lightweight title (supervisor: Enza Jacoponi)
Welterweight – Luciano Abis lost to Semjons Moroseks by TKO 1 / 6
- Saturday 16 July – Jecheon Gymnasium, Jecheon, South Korea
Super featherweight – Taek-Min Kim def Sonny Manakane by KO 5 / 12 – Time: 1:40
PABA super featherweight title (supervisor: Yang-Sub Shim)
Minimumweight – Ji-Hyun Park def Sun Qun Yan on UD 10 / 10 – IFBA International Female Boxers Association minimumweight title (supervisor: Kim Messer)
- Saturday 16 July – Arena San Juan, Nezahualcóyotl, México, Mexico
Super featherweight – Fermin de los Santos def Daniel Hernandez on SD 12 / 12 – WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) lightweight title
Bantamweight – Zulina Munoz def Kandy Sandoval on UD 10 / 10 – Vacant WBC Silver female bantamweight title
- Saturday 16 July – Plaza de Toros, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Light flyweight – Roman Gonzalez def Omar Salado by TKO 7 / 12 – Time: 0:48 – WBA World light flyweight title (supervisor: Miguel Prado)
Featherweight – Eusebio Osejo def Miguel Garcia on SD 10 / 10
Light welterweight – Juan Manuel Marquez def Likar Ramos by KO 1 / 10 – Time: 1:47
- Saturday 16 July – Centro de Cancun, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Flyweight – Wilbert Uicab def Anuar Salas with TD 10 / 12 – WBC Silver flyweight title
Light middleweight – Roberto Ventura def Antonio Villanueva by KO 2 / 10 – Time: 2:08
- Saturday 16 July – Lobo Dome, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Bantamweight – Janeth Perez def Yolis Marrugo Franco by TKO 7 / 10 – Time: 1:58 – Vacant WBA female bantamweight title (supervisor: Noryoli Gil)
Middleweight – Gilberto Ramirez Sanchez def Oney Valdez by TKO 2 / 10 – Time: 1:42 – WBC Youth World middleweight title
Light welterweight – Fernando Castaneda def Fidel Monterrosa Munoz by KO 8 / 10 – Time: 2:05 – Vacant WBC Youth World light welterweight title
- Saturday 16 July – Sports Centre, Oldham, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Welterweight – Lee Purdy def Craig Watson by TKO 5 / 12 – Time: 2:00 – BBBofC British welterweight title
Light heavyweight – Darren Stubbs lost to Bob Ajisafe by TKO 3 / 10 – Time: 0:37 – Vacant BBBofC English light heavyweight title
- Saturday 16 July – Echo Arena, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Lightweight – John Murray lost to Kevin Mitchell by TKO 8 / 12 – Time: 1:36 – Vacant WBO Inter-Continental lightweight title
Super featherweight – Ricky Burns def Nicky Cook by TKO 1 / 12 – Time: 1:33 – WBO super featherweight title (supervisor: Dennis Gilmartin)
Light heavyweight – Tony Bellew def Ovill McKenzie on UD 12 / 12 – Commonwealth (British Empire) light heavyweight title – Vacant BBBofC British light heavyweight title
Welterweight – Frankie Gavin def Curtis Woodhouse on SD 12 / 12 – WBO Inter-Continental welterweight title
John Murray vs Kevin Mitchell – In a crowd pleasing battle former world title challenger Kevin Mitchell (32-1, 24 KOs) stopped the unbeaten reign of John Murray (31-1, 18 KOs), flooring Murray in the eighth round. Murray beat the count but Mitchell went back in and hammered away until the bout was stopped at 1.46.
Throughout out the bout, Mitchell (32-1, 24 KO) utilized a great left uppercut against the effective pressure applied by Murray. Till the sixth round it looked pretty even, although Murray’s eyes were swelling heavily and were probably impairing his vision. Then late in the seventh round, Mitchell hurt Murray badly, and Murray was saved by the bell.
With both eyes swollen and cut, Murray banged his gloves together and charged into Mitchell to start the eighth round, in an effort to get back into the game. Instead, he walked into some great shots from Mitchell, who floored Murray and then moments later finished him off after the referee gave Murray a final shot to come back into the fight.
This was a great comeback for Mitchell who has not fought in 14 months since his first pro loss to Michael Katsidis. - Ricky Burns vs Nicky Cook WBO super featherweight champion Ricky Burns (32-2, 9 KOs) scored a first round TKO over former champ Nicky Cook (30-3, 16 KOs). Really a non-fight as Cook was down multiple times and apparently entered the ring with a back injury and was unfit to fight. Cook was taken from the ring on a stretcher. Time was 1:33. Rumors of match fixing were rife and bets were suspended in the UK on the fight. Cook was obviously not in a condition to get into the ring and one wonders how he got through his medical. A British Boxing Board of Control representative was on Sky Sports just after the fight, saying that it’s “too early” to say there will be any inquiry into the fight.
- Saturday 16 July – Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Super middleweight – Scott Sigmon lost to Chris Fitzpatrick on MD 10 / 10
- Saturday 16 July – Resorts Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Heavyweight – Maurice Harris def Derric Rossy by TKO 12 / 12 – Time: 1:35
USBA heavyweight title
USBA heavyweight titleholder Maurice Harris (25-15-2, 10 KOs) retained his title with a twelfth round TKO of Derric Rossy (25-5, 14 KOs). Harris scored a knockdown in the fourth round and dropped Rossy again in the twelfth. Rossy beat the count but took a five punch combination which prompted referee Earl Morton to stop the fight at 1:35.
- Saturday 16 July – Comanche Nation Casino, Lawton, Oklahoma, United States
Middleweight – George Tahdooahnippah def Jimmy Holmes by TKO 2 / 10 – Vacant WBC Continental Americas middleweight title
Brazilian National Muaythai Championships
April 30th to May 1st will see the Brazilian National Muaythai Championships organised by the CBMTT in the city of Camaquã in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. More than 300 athletes from 21 member associations will be vying for the CBMTT championship title. The event will serve as a qualification round to select athletes who will represent Brazil at the next IFMA World Championships in September 2011 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. We wish all the athletes, officials and organisers the best of luck for a successful event, competed in the spirit of friendship, honour, respect and fair play.