We don't usually talk about the amateur boxing scene but sometimes we feel it's only right to do so. This past week has been one such case we the Asian Championship's have just concluded in Amman, Jordan.
The championships were dominated by Kazakhstan who took 7 of a possible 10 Gold medals and had 8 fighters in the final's, there were also great results for India as well.
The Gold med winners, from Kazakhstan were Temirtas Zhusupov (49KG), Berik Abdrakhmanov (60KG), Merey Ashkalov (64KG), Daniyar Eleusinov (69KG), Zhanibek Alimkhanuly (79KG), Anton Pinchuk (91KG) and Ivan Dychko (HW).
We were very impressed by Ivan Dychko in the Olympics are really hope he considers turning professional sooner rather than later.
The 3 Gold's that didn't end up in the hands of Kazakhstan fighters were divided between Kyrgyzstan-Azat Usenaliyev (52KG), India-Shiva Thapa (56KG) and Uzbekistan-Oybek Mamazulunov (81KG).
With Kazakhstan dominating the top of the podium it was interesting to see the mix of fighters who took Silver.
India claimed 2 Silver's with Laishram Devender Singh (49KG) and Mandeep Jangra (69KG) as did Uzbekistan with Shahobiddin Zoirov (52KG) and Izatullo Ergashev (HW) and host nation Jordan with Obada al-Kasbeh (56KG) and Ihab Almatbouli (91KG).
The remaining 4 Silver medals were shared between Thailand-Sailom Ardee (60KG), Mongolia-Uranchimeg Munkh-Erdene (64KG), Tajikistan-Navruz Dzhafoyev (75KG) and Kazakhstan-Adilet Niyazimbetov (81KG).
The Bronze medals were also well shared out, as you can see below-
49KG-Lu Bin (China) and Tosho Kashiwazaki (Japan)
52KG- Tanes Ongjunta (Thailand) and Murtadha Al-Sudani (Iraq)
56KG-Omurbek Malabekov (Kyrgyzstan) and Kenji Fujita (Japan)
60KG-Javkhlan Bariaddii (Mongolia) and Anvar Yunusov (Tajikistan)
64KG-Ermek Sakenov (Kyrgyzstan) and Manoj Kumar (India)
69KG-Otgonjargal Jargal (Mongolia) Mohamed al-Assi (Jordan)
75KG-Sajad Mehrabi (Iran) and Wahid Abderredha (Iraq)
81KG-Anavat Thongkrathok (Thailand) and Ehsan Rozbahani (Iran)
91KG-Mirzobek Khasanov (Uzbekistan) and Sergey Parenko (Kyrgyzstan)
HW-Mohamed Moulies (Syria) and Jassem Delavary (Iran)
Whilst we're on the subject of amateur boxing can we also say well done to the Asian medal winners from the recent World University Championship's.
The Asian medal winners there include (but aren't limited to) Mongolian Enkhdelger Kharkhuu (52KG Gold medal winner), Korean Kim In-Kyu (49KG Silver medal winner), Kazakhstan pairing Rustam Rustamov and Zhan Kosobutskiy (both won Silver) and Uzbek foursome Fazliddin Gaibnazarov, Hurshid Normatov, Azizbek Abdugafurov and Rustam Tulaganov (all claimed Silver).
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