Twenty Three Asian Medal Hopes Shine
On Day 5 In Jeju
by Sue Fox and Michael O'Neill
November 20, 2014
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The 8th edition of the AIBA Women’s World Championships is
reaching a crucial stage in Jeju and it is particularly good to
see so many rising new talents emerge.
Of course we all know of the heroic feats of 5 times World
Champion Mary Kom and of the excellence of such as Pinki Jangra
at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Good to see talented new Indian stars in Jeju albeit such as
Mary Kom and Pooja Rani.
Watching these championships via aiba.org or their You Tube
channel one has been greatly impressed by many new talented
Asian boxers. No Mavzuna Chorieva from Tajikistan this year alas
but who has not been impressed by Korea’s own Oh Yeonji in the
57kg Feather division? So too the excellent Sudaporn Seesondee
Sadly no title for Josie Gabuco this year but our friends from
Philippines have provided another star performer in
Featherweight Nesthy Peticio.
The young boxers from Chinese Taipei have greatly impressed our
experts as well as the crowds in Jeju.
No Cheng Dong or Cancan Ren from China in 2014 but a whole host
of new boxers from China led by Asian Games Gold medallist
(60kg) Junhua Yin and Li Qian (75kg Middleweight) ensuring that
our Chinese friends will remain a ‘powerhouse’ in Women’s boxing
for many years.
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Now for those of you who are not yet up to date with today’s
results from Jeju this report comes courtesy of the AIBA’s Asian
Boxing Confederation of the International Boxing Association, to
whom our grateful thanks:
ASBC report 20 November:
23 Asian medal hopes remain in the AIBA Women's World
Following the preliminaries the number of the remained Asian
boxers is 23 in the quarter-finals which is almost 30% of the
athletes who qualified to the Top8 in Jeju. The Asian ladies
continued the hegemony of the Light Flyweight class (48 kg) at
the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships while our hopes were
great also at the Featherweight class (57 kg) in Jeju, Korea
where the most successful nation from our continent in China.
Women's Light Flyweight class (48 kg):
India’s AIBA Women's Youth World Champion Sarjubala Shamjetsabam
Devi joined to the elite national squad this year but arrived to
Jeju as a medal contender. The 21-year-old athlete's second
rival was Mongolia’s defending ASBC Asian Women's Continental
Champion Bolortuul Tumurkhuyag. The Indian hope controlled the
bout from the first seconds and eliminated her Asian rival
winning the bout by unanimous decision. 3:0
Indonesia's last remained boxer Aldriani Suguro achieved a
silver medal in the last edition of the Southeast Asian Games in
Nay Pyi Taw where she was defeated by only AIBA Women's World
Champion Josie Gabuco in a close bout. The 21-year-old
Indonesian boxer proved her best in the whole bout against US
hope Alexandra Love and due her excellent efforts in the final
round she was able to beat her North American rival in Jeju.
Thailand’s Taipei City Cup winner Chuthamat Raksat is another
Asian hope who is only 21 and defeated a lot of top level
athletes in the recent two years. The Southeast Asian boxer had
to face with Algeria’s Nations Women's Cup gold medallist
19-year-old Souhila Bouchene who is also a great prospect in our
sport. Thailand's hope did not give any chance for the Algerian
athlete and also secured her place in the quarter-finals
following the unanimous decision of the bout.
Chinese Taipei's Pin Meng Chieh, who moved down to the Light
Flyweight class (48 kg), eliminated the defending AIBA Women's
World Champion Josie Gabuco of Philippines in the first
preliminary round and had to meet with another top athlete
Italy's Valeria Calabrese on the fifth competition day. Chinese
Taipei's No.1 was not enough shape in the opening round but she
was able to concentrate from the second round and worked from
longer range which demonstrated she is the better boxer. Pin
Meng Chieh also advanced to the Top8 in Jeju which is her career
Kazakhstan's AIBA Women's World Championships bronze medallist
Nazym Kyzaybay is only 21 yet but she has been involved to the
national squad still back in 2010. The Central Asian hope had to
meet with Korea's FISU University World Championships silver
medallist Bak Cho Rong who eliminated Hungary's Virginia
Barankai in the previous preliminary round on home soil.
Kyzaybay was in a different level and her hand was raised after
the final bell as expected before their contest.
Japan's super talented boxer Madoka Wada has been selected to
the national team at the age of 17 and now she is a strong
favourite in the lowest weight class. The 19-year-old Japanese
hope was confident in her second contest against a qualified
opponent, Ukraine's former EUBC European Continental Champion
Natalia Knyaz. Wada was but tired in the final round but her
advantage was enough to beat the Ukrainian boxer in Jeju.
China's AIBA Women's World Championships silver medallist Xu
Shiqi was not able to repeat her previous performance and proved
her best only the third round which was not enough for her to
beat Romania's defending EUBC European Women's Continental
Champion Steluta Duta in Jeju. Xu lost her narrow bout but six
Asian boxers advanced to the quarter-finals in the Light
Flyweight class (48 kg).
Women’s Bantamweight class (54 kg):
China’s Gao Jinyan has done her successful debut in Jeju on Day1
when she eliminated Hungary's Szabina Szucs and following that
she also defeated Poland's Sandra Drabik. Her third opponent was
Belarus’ Helina Bruyevich who is member of their national squad
since 2011. Gao moved away from the dangerous zones and operated
with quick counter-attacks while her defense was in the world
class level which meant she could eliminate her European rival
with impressive performance.
Kazakhstan's most developed female boxer Dina Zholaman won her
previous two bouts in Jeju, she was too smart for Argentina's
favourite Leonela Sanchez and Australia's Chernaka Johnson. The
22-year-old rising hope had to meet with India's Meena Maisnam
Kumari who achieved her first national title last month.
Zholaman was enough shape once again to take the lead while the
Indian boxer received a warning in the third round which
delivered a success for Kazakhstan in Jeju.
Women’s Featherweight class (57 kg):
The Asian women boxers have done great job also in the
Featherweight class (57 kg) where four of our competitors were
able to advance to the Top8. Philippines' last remained boxer in
Jeju, AIBA Women's World Championships quarter-finalist Nesthy
Petecio had a talented young opponent, Ukraine's 19-year-old
Maryna Malovana but she was able to find the weaknesses of her
rival and secured her place in the quarter-finals as first in
China's new national team member Lu Qiong is participating in
her fist ever international event but she worked well in the
previous stages of the championships. The Chinese Lady knocked
down her Mongolian opponent, Oyun Nergui twice therefore her
triumph was a well-deserved one. Chinese Taipei's Chen Wen Ling
eliminated Hungary's Kornelia Kitti Nagy in the first
preliminary round and continued her winning path against Sri
Lanka's Keshani Hansika Kasthuri, winning the bout by split
decision. Korea's National Sports Festival winner Oh Yeon Ji
proved top level performance in the previous stage of the
championships and she did not give any chance to Mexico's
Women’s Lightweight class (60 kg):
China’s Asian Games winner Yin Junhua began her career only in
2009 but five years of experiences in our sport was enough for
her to reach the top level. She had to meet with Spain’s
Jennifer Miranda who also started with a triumph in the AIBA
Women's World Boxing Championships in Jeju. The Chinese southpaw
used quick counter-attacks as weapon in the first part of the
bout while Yin Junhua moved ahead more in the final round and
won the bout by unanimous decision.
Vietnam's AIBA Women's Youth World Championships silver
medallist Luu Thi Duyen bagged a valuable bronze at the Incheon
2014 Asian Games and now she returned to Korea to prove her
technique once again. Following her first triumph in Jeju she
had to box against France's EUBC European Women's Continental
Championships silver medallist Estelle Mossely. The Vietnamese
boxer started well enough but her European opponent turned up
the heat and won their top level contest in Jeju. Thailand's
AIBA Women's World Championships bronze medallist Tassamalee
Thongjan also lost her bout to Poland's Kinga Siwa and finished
her appearance in the event.
Women’s Light Welterweight class (64 kg):
Kazakhstan's 21-year-old Zarina Tsoloyeva defeated strong Saida
Khassenova in their National Championships and received the
right to fight in the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships.
She won her opening bout in Jeju but she could realize her
tactic only in the final frame against India's Ramilal Pavitra
who was able to beat her by split decision in Jeju, which was
their fourth place in the last eight.
Thailand's Southeast Asian Games winner 23-year-old Supaporn
Srisondee developed well enough in the recent two years and
arrived to the championships as medal contender where her second
opponent was Argentina's Macarena Ledesma. The Thai boxer
attacked more than her South American rival and controlled the
first three rounds. Following the bout her Cuban coach Mr. Omar
Malagon could congratulate to her which meant Thailand remained
two boxers in the quarter-finals.
Women’s Middleweight class (75 kg):
China's Asian Games silver medallist and Sportaccord World
Combat Games runner-up Li Qian is competing in her first AIBA
Women's World Boxing Championships but she could do her very
best once again in Jeju. The 24-year-old boxer, who trains in
the Inner Mongolian region of the huge country, dominated the
whole bout against Australia's Kaye Scott and advanced to the
Top8 as lone Asian athlete in this weight class.