Earlier today saw the next set of bouts in the 2014 Asian Games. These included 5 sets of quarter final bouts in the men's boxing.
The quarter finals were in the 49KG, 56KG, 75KG, 91KG and unlimited weight class divisions. These results are listed below:
49kg Birzhan Zhakipov KZK (3:0) Fuad Mohd Redzuan MLZ
49kg Turat Osmonov KIR (3:0) Gankhuyag Gan-Erdene MGL
49kg Shin Jong-Hun KOR (3:0) Laishram Devender Singh IND
49kg Mark Anthony Barriga PHI (2:1) Khasanbay Dusmatov UZB
These results assured Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, South Korea and the Philippines of medals. In theory we could end up with a repeat of the 2010 bout between Zhakipov and Hun in the final which would certainly sit well with Hun who would likely love a chance avenge that defeat.
56kg Kairat Eraliyev KZK (3:0) Mohamed Abdelaziz al-Wadi JRD 3:0
56kg Han Sang-Myeong KOR (3:0) Tugstsogt Nyambayar MGL 3:0
56kg Zhang Jiawei CHN (2:1) Omurbek Malabekov KIR 2:1
56kg Mario Fernandez PHI (3:0) Shiva Thapa IND 3:0
As with the 49KG division we again see a Kazakh, a Filipino and a South Korean assured of a medal with a Chinese fighter also in on the podium positions.
64kg Wuttichai Masuk THA (2:1) Dostonbek Turdyev UZB
64kg Aziz Bebitov TRK (3:0) Sahm Qarrar Khadim el-Ezirej IRQ
64kg Lim Hyun-Chul KOR (3:0) Ermek Sakenov KIR
64kg Masatsugu Kawachi JPN (2:1) Battarsukh Chinzorig MGL
Chul made it 3 from 3 for South Korea whilst fighters from Thailand, Japan and Turkmenistan all joined the South Korean fight in the semi finals.
75kg Vikas Krishan IND (3:0) Hurshid Normatov UZB
75kg Zhanibek Alimkhanuly KZK (3:0) Sajad Mehrabi IRN
75kg Odai Alhindawi JRD (3:0) Zhou Di CHN
75kg Wilfredo Lopez PHI (TKO1 -Injury) Narmandakh Shinebayar MGL
Instead star Krishan guaranteed India with another medal whilst Alimkhanuly became the third Kazakh qualifier for the day, Lopez was the third Filipino for the day to reach the semi finals whilst Jordan also have a semi finalist...
91kg Ali Mazaheri IRN (3:0) Daivii Otgonbayar MGL
91kg Ihab Almatbouli JRD (2:1) Dzhakhon Kurbanov TDK
91kg Anton Pinchuk KZK (3:0) Rustam Tulaganov UZB
91kg Park Nam-Hyeong KOR (3:0) Sanaullah PAK
...in fact Jordan have 2 fighters who have moved to the medal stages today whilst Kazakhstan and the Korea notched up their 4th. Iranian Mazaheri became his country's first qualifier of the day
+91kg Satish Kumar IND (2:1) Hussein Eshaish Iashaish JRD 2:1
+91kg Ivan Dychko KZK (KO1) Batmunkh Enkhbayar MGL KO 1
+91kg Mirzokhid Abdullayev UZB (3:0) Mohammad Ghosoun SYR 3:0
+91kg Jassem Delavary IRN (2:1) Kim Do-Hyeon KOR 2:1
India got their second qualifier of the day as did Iran whilst Uzbekistan had their only qualifier of the day, in fact Uzbekistan had a night mare in the quarter finals for the day going 1-4. The much fancied Ivan Dychko got through as many suspected he would.
(All results from http://amateur-boxing.strefa.pl)
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