The exciting semi-finals of the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships were held in Bangkok where Uzbekistan was the most successful country. Eight out of their nine semi-finalists advanced to the gold medal bouts in Bangkok.
Altogether 120 male boxers from 23 countries are taking part for the medals in the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Bangkok. Besides to Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Japan, India, Iran and China will have at least one boxer in the finals of the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships.
Light flyweight (49kg):
China’s newcomer Guo Tianyi delivered a sensational victory over Kazakhstan’s gold medal contender Timur Kabdeshov in the opening contest of category on Day1. The Chinese boxer exceeded the expectations in that bout and defeated also Yemen’s 17-year-old Ghaleb Mohammed Al-Qarnas in the quarter-final. His next opponent was Uzbekistan’s Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament winner Samandar Kholmurodov who controlled their contest mainly in the first two rounds. The Uzbek boxer will now meet with India’s AIBA Youth World Champion Sachin Siwach Singh who eliminated Thailand’s youngest team member Thitisan Panmod in the second semi-final.
Uzbekistan’s Abdumalik Khalokov eliminated Thailand’s Niwat Khitwanna, China’s Pan Zhenhang and Kyrgyzstan’s AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Temirlan Nurlan Uulu in the road to the semi-finals. The 17-year-old Uzbek boxer met with Mongolia’s Emil Zhechev Youth Memorial Tournament silver medallist Buyandalai Bayarkhuu in the semi-final. The Uzbek talent was successful from closer and longer distances as well and advanced to the final of the category in Bangkok. Khalokov will be boxing in the final with Japan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Ryutaro Nakagaki who eliminated Kazakhstan’s Aibek Dossanov in a narrow bout.
Thailand’s ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Pluem Wangkhlaklang eliminated China’s Liu Qiming in the first preliminary round defeated Iran’s Ashkan Rezaei in the quarter-finals. The Thai talent was strong in his third contest against India’s experienced Muhammed Etash Khan in the semi-final. The Indian boxer was a hard opponent for Thailand’s most successful youth boxer in the last four. The Thai talent had tough performance in the first round and his efforts were enough to win their close bout. Wangkhlaklang will now meet Japan’s defending AIBA Youth World Champion and ASBC Asian Youth Champion Hayato Tsutsumi in the final.
India’s Ankit was born only in 2000 but his efforts were enough to reach the youth national team in his first year in the age group. The Haryana-based Indian talent eliminated Indonesia’s Mohammad Reza Midun and Kyrgyzstan’s Adilet Egemberdi Uulu in the road to the semi-finals. The Indian boxer had to meet with Thailand’s AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Sakda Ruamtham in the semi-finals. The Thai talent moved ahead and used his tough punches in the first round, mainly in the corner. The Indian boxer also did his best in their contest therefore Ruamtham had to do his very best in the last minutes to advance to the finals. The Thai talent will now meet for the final with Kazakhstan’s AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships silver medallist Samatali Toltayev who defeated Uzbekistan’s Saidjamshid Jafarov.
Light welterweight (64kg):
Kazakhstan’s Sanatali Toltayev is Samatali’s twin brother who also had amazing junior and youth successes in the recent two years. The Almaty-based boxer eliminated India’s tough Akash and Syria’s best and most experienced youth boxer Ammar Haidar in the road to the semi-finals in Bangkok. The 17-year-old Kazakh boxer used pressurizing style against his Chinese opponent in the semi-final. Toltayev knocked down Mamuti in the third round and his efforts delivered for him a place in the final. The Kazakh talent will now meeting with Uzbekistan’s AIBA Junior World Champion and ASBC Asian Youth Champion Bilolbek Mirzarakhimov for the title tomorrow.
Japan’s ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Issei Aramoto made his country proud in the quarter-final when he defeated Kazakhstan’s Children of Asia Games winner Yermakhan Zhakpekov. Aramoto, who began boxing at the age of 7, was focused also his semi-final against Uzbekistan’s Farrukh Ilkhamov who is a new face in their national youth squad. Aramoto attacked from the first seconds but Ilkhamov was not an easy semi-final opponent to the experienced Japanese. The Uzbek boxer felt the rhythm better this time and eliminated his top rival in Bangkok which means he can box for the title with Thailand’s ASEAN Youth Champion Peerapat Yeasungnoen.
India’s Sachin claimed only silver medal in their Youth National Championships but received the right to compete for his tough country in Bangkok. Following his first success in the preliminary round the Indian boxer eliminated Japan’s Riku Kondo in the quarter-final. The Indian boxer had amazing fighting spirit in the semi-final against a top opponent, China’s 17-year-old Zhu Chao. The Chinese boxer felt the tempo well enough in the first two rounds and took the lead in each scorecard. The Indian talent did a great finish in the final minutes but his efforts were not enough to turn back their semi-final. Zhu Chao advanced to the gold medal bout and will be facing with Uzbekistan’s Youth National Games winner Rajabboy Atanazarov in the title bout.
Light heavyweight (81kg):
Kazakhstan’s Eldiyar Kamchibekov claimed bronze medal in the last edition of the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Pavlodar. Kamchibekov showed excellent improvement since his last appearance in the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships. He won his quarter-final confidently and met with Uzbekistan’s Timur Ergashev in the last four in Bangkok. The Kazakh boxer launched more punches in their contest but Ergashev was more effective and the Uzbek talent advanced to the final of the event where his next rival will be Iran’s Reza Hassan Nia who eliminated Kyrgyzstan’s Alisher Chatkalbekov in a close bout.
Kazakhstan’s Danila Semenov involved to the national youth team only in the final minute and he attended with great success in Bangkok. The new Kazakh national team member demonstrated his power mainly in the second and third rounds against South Korea’s Kwon Seong Hoon who is two-time National Champion in his homeland. Semenov used his reach well enough and defeated his South Korean opponent by unanimous decision. The 18-year-old Kazakh boxer will now meet for the title with Uzbekistan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Profsor Rorimsha who controlled his semi-final against China’s Han Xuezhen.
Super heavyweight (+91kg):
Kazakhstan’s defending ASBC Asian Youth Champion Nurdaulet Ulanuly is not the tallest in the weight class but he met with Iran’s newcomer Amir Hassan Saghafi who had the same physical skills in Bangkok. The Kazakh boxer tried to move back more to launch successful counter-attacks in the bout against the aggressive Iranian. Saghafi competed in his first ever international event but he was competitive rival for the titleholder. The final verdict was split decision to Ulanuly who kept his golden chance alive and will be meeting Uzbekistan’s strong Lazizbek Mullojonov in the final.