Asia’s future stars have been crowned in Fujairah one year ago when altogether 26 champions celebrated their gold medals in a fantastic event.
The historical 13 women finals were held in the seventh competition day at the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. The competition was held at the very first time for the women boxers in this age group which is a new milestone for Asia’s boxing life.
The number of the countries was record number of 26 in the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates where boxers who were born in 2003 or in 2004 are eligible to attend. The number of the boxers was also record breaking 239 altogether including 170 male and 69 female athletes in Fujairah.
The very first title of the female part of the ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships was taken by India’s Kalpana while the Best Woman Boxer Award was going to Uzbekistan’s Sabina Bobokulova. India and Uzbekistan both achieved four titles, Kazakhstan three gold medals while Mongolia and China also earned one top position.
India’s new national team member Kalpana began her boxing career in 2016 but she became their Junior National Champion already in 2019. Amanpreet Kaur’s pupil trains in the city of Ambala and worked hard in the gym to be the best in her weight class. The 16-year-old pinweight (46kg) boxer eliminated Chinese Taipei’s Liu Chien Ling in the semi-finals and she was picked as the winner of the final against Thailand’s Youth National Games winner Thipsatcha Yodwaree which was a world class bout.
Uzbekistan’s Sabina Bobokulova won three international tournaments in the 2018 and in 2019 and defeated top Russian and Kazakh boxers on these occasions. The 16-year-old top Uzbek female junior boxer had a strong final strategy against India’s Tamanna in their gold medal contest. The best Uzbek junior was a hard target for the Indian in the first round who moved more on feet than Tamanna. Bobokulova was technically better than her attacking Indian rival and controlled all of their exchanges to win her title in Fujairah.
The 13 male final contests were also held in the seventh competition at the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan proved amazing performances in the event but the Indians are also impressed in the male part of the continental championships.
Japan’s Bornemissza Junior Memorial Tournament winner Daiya Kira advanced to the final of the flyweight (50kg) as expected. Japan’s new sensation tried to use his speed to control the bout from the first seconds against Kazakhstan’s Abdulla Patiyev who is also a technician boxer in the junior level. The Japanese boxer ruled the middle of the ring and pressurized his taller Kazakh opponent who used his longer reach in their final. The top favourite Kira impressed once again in their final and became ASBC Asian Junior Champion in Fujairah and also the Best Male Boxer.
Tajikistan’s Abdurakhim Yokubov arrived from a boxing family and in spite of the fact that he is only 15, he competed international events already in 2016. The Tajik bantamweight (54kg) boxer controlled all of his fights during the road to the finals with excellent performance. Yokubov used his speed in the final against Kazakhstan’s Nursultan Altynbek who has a strong technique as well. Yokubov kept Altynbek long successfully and became Tajikistan’s first ever ASBC Asian Junior Champion writing history in Fujairah.
List of the men’s winners in the ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships
Women’s 46kg: Kalpana, India
Women’s 48kg: Sabina Bobokulova, Uzbekistan
Women’s 50kg: Feruza Kazakova, Uzbekistan
Women’s 52kg: Nigina Uktamova, Uzbekistan
Women’s 54kg: Nazerke Serik, Kazakhstan
Women’s 57kg: Nomin-Erdene Tugsjargal, Mongolia
Women’s 60kg: Preeti Dahiya, India
Women’s 63kg: Aziza Zokirova, Uzbekistan
Women’s 66kg: Liu Yuhang, China
Women’s 70kg: Valeriya Semyonova, Kazakhstan
Women’s 75kg: Dana Diday, Kazakhstan
Women’s 80kg: Tanishbir Kaur Sandhu, India
Women’s +80kg: Alfiya Tarannum Akram Khan Pathan, India
Men’s 46kg: Vishvanath Suresh, India
Men’s 48kg: Bishwamitra Chongtham, India
Men’s 50kg: Daiya Kira, Japan
Men’s 52kg: Ruslan Kuzeubayev, Kazakhstan
Men’s 54kg: Abdurakhim Yokubov, Tajikistan
Men’s 57kg: Yerassyl Yermek, Kazakhstan
Men’s 60kg: Abzal Serik, Kazakhstan
Men’s 63kg: Azizbek Tojiev, Uzbekistan
Men’s 66kg: Sultan Babakhanov, Kazakhstan
Men’s 70kg: Login Petrov, Uzbekistan
Men’s 75kg: Nusratbek Tokhirov, Uzbekistan
Men’s 80kg: Wang Yaofeng, China
Men’s +80kg: Jakhongir Zokirov, Uzbekistan