Lausanne/Switzerland: The first leg of the finals of the ASBC U22 Men’s and Women’s Asian Boxing Championships took place in Bangkok.
Uzbekistan showed the best result with five out of eleven gold medals on Wednesday. Host country Thailand was second with three gold medals, followed by Kazakhstan with two and Mongolia with one, the International Boxing Association (IBA) said in a statement.
The first bout between Nepal’s Tamang Susma and Uzbekistan’s Fozhilova Farzona in the 48 kg weight category ended with the undisputed victory of the Uzbekistani athlete after 3 rounds.
“Emotions are very good. I am grateful to everyone who supported me and our team. I want to thank my coaches who worked hard for this win. I fought hard here in this championship against really strong opponents. I want to thank the organizers who This event has done at a really high level”, said an emotional Farzona after his win.
Fozhilova’s compatriot Sabina Bobokulova took no chances with her Vietnamese opponent Nguyen Thi Ngoc Tran and won 5-0 on the judges’ scorecard. Two other boxers from Uzbekistan had exactly the same result. Feruza Kazakova beat Dashuang Tang (China) in the 52kg category and Nigina Uktamova won the bantamweight category with Guiyin Feng (China). Later that day, Asian elite titleholder Navbakhor Khamidova defeated Mongolia’s Myagmarsuren Sesegdari, 5–0, in the welterweight division to kick off Uzbekistan’s medal campaign.
In the featherweight division, Zolzergal Battur (Mongolia) edged Sitora Turdibekova (Uzbekistan) 3-2 on the judges’ scorecards.
Thailand’s Porntip Buapa had a lightweight (60 kg) rematch with Mongolian boxer Nomin-Erdene Tugsjargal 4-1 and was successful this time.
“Thank you to everyone who participated in this championship. Also, to the Thai people, who supported me in this competition, everyone who supported me. It was a little difficult for me to come here, because in this competition I had a face-off. I lost to a boxer in the past. . This is a big, big win for me. I feel fully prepared for the next championship”, said Thai Buapa Parntip.
Youth Olympic 2018 champion Thannia Somnuek of Thailand defeated Mongolian Asian Elite Boxing champion Badmarag Somnuek by unanimous decision at light welterweight (63kg).
Jasmin Kizatova and Gulsaya Yerzhan took gold for Kazakhstan in the light middleweight (70kg) after victories over Uzbekistan’s three-time ASBC champion Aziza Zokirova and Thai Parnipa Chuti in the light heavyweight (81kg).
“First, thanks to the Almighty, I dedicate my victory to my country! I want to express my gratitude to my coach Yıldız Saidalın. I had a tough and strong opponent, but it was a great experience for me. In the final, my opponent from Uzbekistan was very strong. , after all she is a World Championship finalist. But my coach helped, and I learned her fight well and we developed our strategy against her”, said Jasmin Kizatova.
Tokyo Olympic and ASBC Asian Youth Champion Bison Manikon stood no chance against her opponent Sokhiba Ruzmetova (Uzbekistan) in the 75kg weight category. The judges gave the Thai athlete a 5-0 victory and the host nation’s national team celebrated its third gold medal.
The second leg of the finals of the ASBC Asian Under-22 Boxing Championship will be held on Thursday with the men’s bouts.