Over the last week the Asian Youth Championships have been taking place in Bangkok and today saw the 10 finals take place.
First up at light flyweight (49kg) Sachin Siwach was looking to add to his world Youth gold but the Indian had to be content with Silver as Uzbekistan’s Samanda Kholmurodov took gold via a unanimous decision.
At flyweight (52kg) Japan’s Ryutaro Makagaki won a split decision over Uzbek Abdunalik Khalokov.
It was then on to the bantamweights (56kg) and Hayato Tsutsumi gave Japan their second gold with a split victory over Thailand’s Pluem Wannglaklang. Tsutsumi won world Youth gold at flyweight and looks to be the next young phenom from the land of the rising sun.
At lightweight (60kg) Kazak Samatali Toltayev overcame home boxer Sakda Ruantham on a split decision.
In the light welterweight division at (64kg) Sanatali Toltayev, twin brother of Samatali also captured gold with a split verdict over Uzbek Bilolbek Mirzarakhimov.
The host’s last chance of a gold medal came in the welterweight (69kg) division but it wasn’t to be as Farrukh Ilkhomov from Uzbekistan defeated Phiraphat Yiasungnoen via split decision.
It was then time for the middleweights (75kg) and Uzbekistan’s Rajabboy Atanazarov prevailed over China’s Zhu Chao by split decision.
At light heavyweight (81kg) Iran’s Reza Hassan Nia pulled off a sensational win as he beat Timur Ergashev from Uzbekistan on a split point’s decision.
In the heavyweight (91kg) weight category it was a Kazak Uzbek showdown and it was Profsor Rorinsha from Uzbekistan who was victorious over Danila Semenov by split verdict.
The final bout of proceedings saw the super heavyweights (+91kg) take to the ring and in another Kazak Uzbek battle Lazizbek Mullojonov claimed the unanimous decision win over his Kazak opponent Nurdaulet Ulanuly.
Ed's note - Tsutsumi was later awarded the MVP award as the boxer of the tournament, and once again a huge thanks to Marcus for doing this for us!
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