The finals of the 2015 edition of the ASBC Asian Men’s Elite Boxing Championships was held five years ago in Bangkok, Thailand on this day. Kazakhstan topped the medal standings winning five gold medals in Bangkok. Uzbekistan and host Thailand both secured two top positions while Mongolia also bagged a title in the ASBC Asian Confederation Men’s Elite Boxing Championships.
All of the bouts including the 10 finals were held at the Thammasat University Gym 6 which was the venue of the championships. The winners of the finals were gold medallists of the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships while altogether 66 boxers qualified for the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships.
Record number of 188 male elite boxers took part from 28 nations at the 2015 ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. Fifteen nations were able to at least a medal in the 2015 ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 40 medallists of the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships came from the following 15 nations:
- Uzbekistan: 8 medallists
- Kazakhstan: 7 medallists
- AIBA Team: 4 medallists
- Iran, Mongolia: 3 medals
- China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Thailand: 2 medals
- Iraq, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Tajikistan: 1 medal
Uzbekistan’s Hasanboy Dusmatov had a clear performance in the Season V at the World Series of Boxing and he was able to win the gold medal at the light flyweight (49kg) in Bangkok after beating Philippines’ promising Rogen Ladon in spite of his warning which he received from the referee in the second round.
Kazakhstan’s Olzhas Sattibayev won the team title at the Season V in the World Series of Boxing and became ASBC Asian Continental Champion at the flyweight (52kg) following his tight triumph over Uzbekistan’s Incheon Asian Games silver medallist Shakhobiddin Zoirov who lost his third title bouts after 2013 and 2014.
Thailand’s Chatchai Butdee was bronze medallist in Almaty 2013 AIBA World Boxing Championships but the Southeast Asian athlete reached that result at the flyweight (52kg). Butdee moved up one category and eliminated Kazakhstan’s Seed No.1 Kayrat Yeraliyev in the semi-finals. His final opponent was Uzbekistan’s AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships silver medallist Murodjon Akhmadaliev and he managed to win the host nation’s first gold medal.
Mongolia’s best boxer Incheon 2014 Asian Games winner Dorjnyambuu Otgondalai eliminated Thailand’s Muay Thai star Pachanya Longchin and Uzbekistan’s two-time National Champion Elnur Abduraimov during his road to the finals. He had to fight with Kazakhstan’s WSB Team Champion Zakir Safiullin but Otgondalai’s fighting spirit was excellent in their final and the Mongolian boxer was able to win their narrow battle.
Thailand’s Incheon 2014 Asian Games winner Wuttichai Masuk was gold medallist already at the 2009 ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Zhuhai at the age of 19. His gold medal opponent was Uzbekistan’s London 2012 Olympic Games quarter-finalist Fazliddin Gaibnazarov. Thailand’s national pride had excellent footwork during their whole contest and celebrated his success after the last gong.
Kazakhstan’s defending AIBA World Champion and WSB Team Champion Daniyar Yeleussinov showed his virtuoso style from the second round in the final of the welterweight (69kg) against Philippines’ AIBA Junior World Champion Eumir Felix Marcial and claimed the strong Central Asian boxing nation’s second gold in Bangkok.
Following Uzbekistan’s teenage hope Bektemir Melikuziev’s and Kazakhstan’s Adilbek Niyazymbetov’s titles in Bangkok, Kazakhstan’s Vasiliy Levit impressed in the event. He won the individual ranking of the World Series of Boxing and qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as one of the first athletes. The heavyweight (91kg) boxer had to his very best against Uzbekistan’s 24-year-old Rustam Tulaganov to win the category but finally his hand was raised after their bout.
Kazakhstan’s AIBA World Boxing Championships silver medallist Ivan Dychko also advanced to the finals of the 2015 ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships. He had to beat for the gold of the super heavyweight (+91kg) another WSB boxer, China’s Wang Zhibao but he was able to keep the distance well enough and defended his throne.
List of the winners in the Bangkok 2015 ASBC Asian Boxing Championships
49kg: Hasanboy Dusmatov, Uzbekistan
52kg: Olzhas Sattibayev, Kazakhstan
56kg: Chatchai Butdee, Thailand
60kg: Dorjnyambuu Otgondalai, Mongolia
64kg: Wuttichai Masuk, Thailand
69kg: Daniyar Yeleussinov, Kazakhstan
75kg: Bektemir Melikuziev, Uzbekistan
81kg: Adilbek Niyazymbetov, Kazakhstan
91kg: Vasiliy Levit, Kazakhstan
+ 91kg: Ivan Dychko, Kazakhstan