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By AIBA – 06.05.2012
The AIBA African Olympic Qualifying Event has just ended in Casablanca but the boxing world’s attention has already turned to Rio de Janeiro where the last regional event for men boxers has now started.
Canada’s newly crowned light flyweight National Champion 20-year-old Emilien Boucher opened the tournament against Barbados’ Ricardo Blackman who went down a weight class just before the event. Boucher had one point deficit after the first round but equalized it in the second frame and turned back the battle in the last three minutes. Boucher’s next opponent will be Honduras’ teenager Bayron Molina in the last 16.
Mexico’s actually best boxer, AIBA World Championships bronze medallist and former AIBA Youth World Champion 21-year-old Oscar Rafael Valdez opened his competition in Rio de Janeiro where he is the too favourite of the bantamweight division. Valdez did not give too many chance to Venezuela’s teenager Jose Diaz and advanced to the last 16 where he will now meet Colombia’s tough Oscar Manuel Negrete.
Puerto Rico’s Panamerican Youth Champion Felix Verdejo who had to miss the AIBA World Boxing Championships last year, moved up into the lightweight class and made his debut in Rio against Chile’s South American Championships competitor Isaac Gutierrez. Verdejo dominated during the whole fight and won their unequal contest by 14:3. His next rival will be Guatemala’s Central American and Caribbean Games silver medallist Juan Reyes.
Saint Lucia’s Youth Olympian and ‘AIBA Road to Baku Program’ member 18-year-old Lyndel Marcellin had four points advantage against Guyana’s Bert Braithwaite when the Argentinean referee stopped their light welterweight contest due Marcellin’s serious punches. Saint Lucia’s pride whose nickname is ‘The Russian’ because of his excellent technique advanced to the second preliminary round where he will be facing with Peru’s Cesar Diaz.
USA’s World Combat Games silver medallist Jamel Herring who has got an extra motivation to show his power to his three young children, stopped Bolivia’s newcomer 17-year-old Juan Loayza when he had more than 15 points advantage. His next rival will be another teenager, Guatemala’s great future hope Lester Martinez who walked over to the last 16.
Venezuela’s biggest talent, Panamerican Games bronze medallist 18-year-old Yoelvis Hernandez used up his great technique against Panama’s Central American Games winner Cesar Rivas and won each of the rounds in his debuting contest. The Venezuelan boxer can expect harder fight in the next round against Nicaragua’s Julio Laguna who stopped Chile’s Daniel Munoz before the final gong.
Brazil’s first boxer who had to show his skills was two-time Olympian and Panamerican Champion Myke Carvalho Ribeiro at the welterweight division. The host nation’s veteran fighter who was seeded at the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Baku, eliminated Dominican Republic’s teenager Raul Sanchez by 17:9. In the next round Carvalho will now meet Cuba’s favourite but newcomer in the national top team, Grand Prix Usti nad Labem winner Arisnoide Despaigne and their battle will be one of the most anticipated fight in the third competition day.
The first Cuban boxer who had to fight in Rio de Janeiro was Beijing Olympic Games silver medallist Emilio Correa who has got gold medal expectations at the middleweight division. Correa was too strong for Colombia’s Leonard Carrillo therefore the Cuban star can prepare to his next step against Dominican Republic’s Junior Castillo.
Cayman Islands’ ‘AIBA Road to Baku Program’ member Dariel Ebanks’ boxing knowledge developed in the last month and that was enough to cause a huge surprise in the first competition day. His opponent Argentina’s Juan Basualdo started better and Ebanks had three points deficit after three minutes fight but he did not give up the battle and advanced to the last 16 winning the light heavyweight bout by accepted scores.
Colombia’s Beijing Olympian veteran Deivis Julio opened his route to the quota against Barbados’ best fighter, Central American and Caribbean Games silver medallist Anderson Emmanuel. Both fighters showed great performance during the contest and finally the tallest Colombian boxer could win their bout. His next opponent will be Canada’s multiple National Champion 32-year-old Samir El-Mais in the quarter-final.
AIBA World Championships quarter-finalist 23-year-old Michael Hunter is one of the most experienced competitor in the US national squad, he is member of the team since 2006 and tried to qualify unsuccessfully to the Beijing Games. Following that he has decided to continue his career among the amateurs and travelled to Rio de Janeiro to realize his chances and secure a quota. Hunter opened his competition against Saint Lucia’s UK based Creole Games winner Ryan Charles and made his first winning step to the quota, eliminated his tough rival by 14:5.
The AIBA American Olympic Qualifying Event Rio de Janeiro 2012 starts this Saturday 5 May with athletes battling it out until 12 May for the 38 quota places for the London 2012 Olympic Games still up for grabs. Follow the action as it happens on www.aiba.org.
Boxing – Five Chinese boxers were crowned on the final competition day at the 1st World Combat Games in Beijing, putting the local squad first among the teams.
The biggest name in the event was Olympic Champion and two-time World Champion Zou Shiming, who became a legend in 2003 when he acquired China’s first-ever World Championship medal in Bangkok. Zou started the local team’s long successful day after beating Tajikistan’s youth boxer Safoviddin Yusufi by 7:1 in the light flyweight.
Dagoberto Aguero of the Dominican Republic defeated top favourite Chinese Li Chao in the semi-final and after his great success the 17-year-old boxer was defeated by South Asian Games silver medalist Muhammad Waseem. It was Pakistan’s biggest international boxing success this year.
China’s Zhang Jiawei acquired the gold medal without a fight due to Joseph Cordina’s injury, but the Welsh boxer of Maltese origin nevertheless reached the best result in his career.
Two-time Olympian and Asian Championships bronze medalist Assylbek Talasbayev of Kyrgyzstan led 2:0 after the first round in the lightweight final but his Arabic Games winner Egyptian opponent Mohamed Ramadan Eliwa turned the fight and won the bout by accepted scores.
Kyrgyzstan’s newcomer Ermek Sakenov moved up a weight class this year into 64kg and it was a great succes for him in Beijing, where he won each of the three rounds with one point against Xinjing-based Hu Richabilige of China. The final verdict was 8:5 to Sakenov and he may well be included in Kyrgyzstan’s Asian Games squad.
Feliks Stamm Tournament winner and multiple National Champion 22-year-old Vasile Belous of Moldova caused the biggest upset in the finals by beating Beijing Olympian and local rising star Maimati Tusunqiong with his great first round to claim the gold.
Asian Champion Zhang Jianting of China had a very hard battle against strong Lithuanian Vladimir Milevskij in the middleweight final. 26-year-old Milevskij took the lead in the first round but Zhang equalized the short advantage and won the contest by accepted scores.
Another Chinese-Lithuanian fight was held in the eighth contest of the day, where Benazir Bhutto Tournament winner Meng Fanlong defeated Tadas Tamasauskas with a large margin of 12:2 in the 81kg weight class.
EU Championships silver medalist Constantin Bejenaru of Romania hammered his younger opponent from Jordan Ahmad Al-Teimat in the first round and maintained his advantage for the rest of the bout to win the heavyweight class.
Olympic Games silver medalist Zhang Zhilei of China has been included to the national squad since 2003 and therefore had more experience than his Romanian rival Mihai Nistor in the superheavy weight class final. Zhang took the crown in Beijing after Nistor’s ringside staff abandoned the fight in the third round.
Dominican Republic’s new sensation Dagoberto Aguero shocked the local Chinese spectators after beating top favourite Li Chao in the flyweight semi-final on the third day of competition at the World Combat Games.
The contest finished in the first round after two minutes when the ringside doctor suspended the bout due to Li Chao’s injury. Therefore, despite the 1:1 score the 17-year-old Dominican athlete advanced to the final in Beijing, where he will fight for the gold against South Asian Games silver medalist Muhammad Waseem of Pakistan.
Powerful Aguero became Panamerican Junior Champion and achieved a valuable silver medal at the La Romana Cup in his first elite tournament last year and finished second at the Panamerican Youth Championships in February, but did not qualify for the Youth Olympic Games.
As expected, reigning Olympic Champion and two-time World Champion Zou Shiming also advanced to the final after beating Dominican Republic’s Juan Gabriel Medina by 6:3. In the gold medal match he will face 18-year-old Safoviddin Yusufi of Tajikistan.
After beating top-class athlete Anvar Yunusov of Tajikistan in the quarter-final by accepted scores, local newcomer Zhang Jiawei won another bout against Jordan’s Arabic Games winner Mohamed Abdelaziz Al-Wadi in the semi-final. His next rival will be Joseph Cordina of Wales in the new 56kg weight division.
Two-time Olympian Assylbek Talasbayev of Kyrgyzstan and his younger compatriot Ermek Sakenov also reached the finals after easy victories against their Polish rivals. Lightweight Talasbayev will face Mohamed Ramadan Eliwa of Egypt, while Sakenov’s opponent will be Hu Richabilige of China in the 64kg weight category.
One of the most eagerly anticipated finals will be the welterweight bout, where Chinese top favourite and Beijing Olympian Xinjiang-based Maimati Tusunqiong will be fighting against the strong Vasile Belous of Moldova.
Powerful 26-year-old Vladimir Milevskij of Lithuania hammered his teenage opponent, Tajikistan’s Navruz Jafoyev, in the middleweight class but can expect a harder final contest versus Zhang Jianting of China.
Another Chinese-Lithuanian final fight will be held in the light heavyweight division, where National Games and Benazir Bhutto Tournament winner Meng Fanlong’s rival will be the relatively inexperienced Tadas Tamasauskas.
Asian Games gold medalist and Beijing Olympics quarterfinalist Djakhon Kurbanov of Tajikistan was surprisingly defeated by the experienced Constantin Bejenaru or Romania. It was not the first time in Djakhon Kurbanov’s long career that he has been injured during a fight. Bejenaru’s opponent will be Jordan’s Ahmad Al-Teimat in the final.
Olympic Games silver medalist Zhang Zhilei of China continued his successful series against Chouaib Bouloudinat of Algeria in the super heavyweight class semi-final. The 27-year-old local world-class boxer will face Mihai Nistor of Romania in the gold medal match.
Host nation China has seven boxers in the finals and Romania, Lithuania and Kyrgyzstan two each, while seven other nations have qualified one athlete each for the 1st World Combat Games’ finals.
Photo: The AIBA
The experienced lightweight fighter returned to the ring this year when he became National Champion in February. Talasbayev’s main target is to qualify for his third Olympic Games in London as first Kyrgyz boxer.
Kant-based Talasbayev won his quarter-final contest against Tariq Zia of Pakistan by 12:8 and will therefore travel back home with at least a bronze medal. In his next bout he will face Polish youngster Tomasz Michelus.
Talasbayev’s new compatriot, 22-year-old welterweight boxer Maksat Alimbayev, was born in Kazakhstan in 1988 but changed his nationality this year because he could not get involved in the Kazakh national team.
Alimbayev reached the semi-final after beating Algeria’s Ilyas Abbadi who competed at the AIBA Youth World Championships in Baku. The Kyrgyz boxer will be a great match against King’s Cup winner Maimati Tusunqiong of China in the semi-final.
The young local boxer is one of the biggest talents in China and he has got a good chance to be included in his country’s squad for the Asian Games. Tusunqiong won against Czech Martin Svoboda in the quarter-final by 12:3 in the welterweight division.
Another Chinese boxer, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Tournament winner Meng Fanlong, won his first contest in Beijing against Romanian Cezar Juratoni in an unexpectedly close bout. The Chinese athlete who took part in the 2009 AIBA World Championships in Milan will fight against Ahmed El-Hendawi of Egypt for the final.
Panamerican Junior Champion 17-year-old Dagoberto Aguero of the Dominican Republic in his second tournament among elite boxers outpointed Moldova’s newcomer Gheorghe Dascal and will face Chinese National Games winner Li Chao in the semi-final, who defeated Mohammed Bedir of Egypt by 7:0 in the 52kg weight class.
Vasile Belous of Moldova is only 22, but he has been a member of the national elite team since 2006 and therefore had enough experience to beat Jan Romanovskij of Lithuania in the welterweight quarter-final.
The World Combat Games continue with twenty-two semifinals in the next competition day, with at least half of the remaining boxers under 21 years old.
Source & Article – AIBA
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)