Aimed to save his gym after the flooding Sewon Okazawa won «Best in Boxing» prize 

Japan Boxing Federation awarded «Best in Boxing» of the country. The prize was given not only for sporting achievements but also for social input. The award was dedicated to the International Boxing Day which is celebrated on July 22nd annually.

Sewon Okazawa was awarded as the Best Elite Man Boxer of the year. The quarter-finalist of the last edition of the AIBA Men World Boxing Championships cares not only about his own career. This summer he claimed he would take a break in his preparation for home Games to repair the boxing gym in Kanoya damaged by flooding after torrential rain. He is working with the gym’s head coach Shunya Aratake.     

‘I want to give something back by helping return the gym to its usual condition’, he said in June to Kyodo News. 

21-years-old Tsukimi Namiki became the Best Elite Woman Boxer. She is a quarter-finalist of the last edition of AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. She is the first woman ever from Japan qualified for the Games. 

The Best Coach of the «Best in Boxing» awards, Yoshiyuki Hirano, for many years has participated in national team training camps and international tournaments. 

Japan Boxing Federation has organized “High school shadowboxing Challenge 2020” for the students who are enthusiastic about boxing training at their respective high schools all over Japan. This event was awarded the Best innovative project of the year. 

Owing to the impact of the new coronavirus, most of the boxing events for high school students have been canceled so far. As an alternative idea to support those students who are working hard on their training, Japan Boxing Federation planned the “High school Shadowboxing Challenge 2020”.

Video shooting the sense of their respective style of shadowboxing must be uploaded on social media and those videos will be judged by such the distinguished expert as Naoya Inoue, the WBA and IBF World Bantamweight Champion, and other top-leveled boxing experts.

All the winners’ of the Japan «Best in Boxing» prize are the following:

  • The Best Elite Man Boxer – Sewon Okazawa 
  • The Best Elite Woman Boxer – Tsukimi Namiki
  • The Best Coach – Yoshiyuki Hirano
  • The Best Youth Man Boxer – Reito Tsustumi
  • The Best Youth Women Boxer – Hikaru Shinohara
  • The Best Ringside Doctor – Mr. Tetsuya Sakamoto
  • The Best R&J – Katsunori Hanabusa
  • The Best official – Tomoaki Takenowaki
  • The Best Boxing School – Kokoku Highschool
  • Best innovation project – High School students shadowboxing challenge 2020

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Oleksandr Khyzniak: ‘International Boxing Day is a special day for me’ 

Ukrainian Boxing Federation awarded AIBA 2020 ‘Best in Boxing’ prize to World Champion Oleksandr Khyzhniak as the best boxer. 

The ‘Best in Boxing’ trophies are given in 2020 for the International Boxing Day celebrated on July 22nd to promote the advancement of all key people in the sport of boxing. They recognize outstanding achievements and contributions made to develop, encourage, and strengthen boxing in each country. Athletes receive the trophy not only for sporting performance but also for their social activity. 

‘For me, such a big recognition is a great honor,’ said Khyzhniak, who also won European Championships in 75 kg weight class two times. 

‘It is especially nice that the AIBA’s nominations are dedicated to the International Boxing Day. Boxing has a huge place in my life, so for me, it’s really a special day. I am grateful to the Boxing Federation of Ukraine for the recognition and I hope that my greatest success is still ahead. I will work hard for it,’ he concluded.

His father and famous boxing coach Oleksandr Khyzhniak Sr was awarded as the best coach.

‘Like everyone else, I am glad that my work was recognized. But I want to say, at the same time, that our success with Oleksandr became possible due to his great diligence and respect for boxing’, he said.

The best woman boxer is Anna Lysenko, quarter-finalist of the last edition of AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan Ude, who thanked AIBA for launching the award.

‘So great to be among these well-known names. Honestly, I think there are a few more girls which maybe deserve it more, but I am so happy that I got the recognition. I will do my best to prove that I deserve this award,’ she said.

 

 

All the other prize-winners of Ukraine are the following: 

  • Best youth man boxer – Yurii ZAKHAREEV, gold medalist at the 2019 Youth European Boxing Championships
  • Best youth woman boxer – Mariya KRYVONIS, Youth European Championship silver medalist
  • Best R&J – Pavlo VASYLYNCHUK, AIBA 3 stars R&J 
  • Best official – Polina SHTYFURA, AIBA ITO 
  • Best boxing school – ABEL BOXING GYM, Odessa region, head coach – Abel Khachatrian
  • Best innovation project – Memorandum with Ministry of Digital Transformation

The ‘Best in Boxing’ is awarded in each AIBA member country. 

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AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships 2021 is awarded to Belgrade, Serbia

AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships takes place in the city of Belgrade in 2021.

After New Delhi didn’t fulfill its obligations to pay host fee as mentioned in the Host City Agreement terms, AIBA has terminated the contract. Therefore, India would have to pay a cancellation penalty of 500.000 USD.

AIBA Interim President Mohamed Moustahsane claimed that this World Championships would be a huge event for Serbia.

‘First of all, we are happy to announce our next major elite competition,’ he said.

‘I’m sure all the nation would be proud to host the Championships in Belgrade. Serbia has everything to organize a great event for athletes, coaches, officials, and, of course, for our boxing fans.’

‘It’s a big step toward our new competition system and also the financial stability of our organization, which is going to be less and less dependent on the Olympic money’.

‘Because of rescheduling of the Olympic 2020, AIBA Executive Committee will discuss with the host country possible dates to adjust. We believe that we will keep planned timeframe and conduct World Championships in 2021 after the Games if the pandemic situation is under control. As soon as it is fixed, this will help our boxers to plan preparation for next year properly,’ noted AIBA Interim President.

The President of Serbian Boxing Federation, Nenad Borovcanin, stated that the Championships is back to Belgrade after 43 years.

‘After the historical tournament of 1978 in the capital city of Yugoslavia, this is the second time for our nation to be back as hosts. Winning the medal at AIBA World Boxing Championships is a dream of all the boxers. And it is in our nature – never to stop until our dreams are achieved. I strongly believe that the Serbian Boxing Federation will do a fantastic job in organizing this tournament and that both the competitors and spectators will take great pleasure in the opportunity to participate in it. I would like to express my utmost gratitude to the International Boxing Association for convening such a wonderful event,’ he said.

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Hungary’s first quota holder Roland Galos – I have invested 18 years of hard work to get an Olympic quota

Hungary qualified two boxers for the last Rio 2016 Olympic Games and their first athlete who earned the quota for the Tokyo Olympics is Roland Galos at the men’s featherweight (57kg). The 25-year-old Hungarian advanced to the Top8 at the European Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event and qualified for the Games.

Roland Galos involved to the international events in 2010 when he was quarter-finalist at the EUBC European Junior Boxing Championships. He won the gold medal at the 2013 EUBC European Youth Boxing Championships and achieved several medals in the international tournaments but his career highlight is definitely his quota for Tokyo.

“We have invested 18 years of hard work with my father to achieve my goal to qualify for an Olympic Games. This is what I dreamed about it and I am so happy that I could reach it in the European Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event. 

The preparation for the Qualifier was impressive, we had a lot of sparring with boxers from various nations since October 2019. I arrived to the venue in good shape and I had the motivation to realize my goal in London which had a superb atmosphere and the local organizers arranged a fantastic event. 

I met first with Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Alen Rahimic where I had to use close distance tactic due to his longer hands. I succeeded against the Bosnian boxer and I had the chance to box with Finland’s Arslan Khataev once again for the quota to Tokyo. We knew that he had to lose more weight than me to attend at the featherweight (57kg) therefore we tried to dictate a strong tempo in the first and second rounds. I knew I had the advantage after two rounds and in the third I revealed a bit and moved more on feet to counter-attack Khataev. 

I am so happy that I could get the spot for the Tokyo Olympic Games in that fantastic Copper Box Arena. I could accomplish my objective which I set up in my childhood and now I am hungry for the next success, a medal in the Tokyo Olympic Games. I know my next target and I will do my very best to beat the top opponents during my road to the medal in Tokyo. 

I did not know all of my Olympic opponents as the Qualification Events did not finish yet. I met with three of the qualified boxers in previous international events and I could beat two of them,” summarized his experiences and his next target Hungary’s first quota holder Roland Galos.

Tibor Kincses, eubcboxing.org

AIBA EC created Reform Committee to amendment Statutes

Several important decisions were made at AIBA Extraordinary Executive committee meeting which take place on November 21 in Lausanne, Switzerland. EC members elected two commissions to lead reforms and to develop marketing strategy for AIBA. The bid process for major tournaments will be opened next week.

At the beginning of the meeting Dr. Mohamed Moustahsane welcome speech included the last update of AIBA situation.

Mr Alberto Puig de la Barca was unanimously ratified as a new AIBA EC member.

A newly elected AIBA athlete’s commission will appoint its representatives to serve in the executive committee with voting power.

AIBA EC decided to create a Reform Committee on AIBA Statutes amendment composed of:

  •  A Senior Swiss Counsel
  • AIBA Legal advisors, Mr Claude Ramoni, Mr Garry Moore.
  • EUBC Legal advisor, Mr Alessandro Oliveira
  • Senior members of AIBA federations (USA, RUS, CHN)
  • Presidents of confederations.

Using the roadmap proposal and taking into account AIBA NFs submissions. The committee should make progress report to AIBA EC every 15 days.

 

AIBA Competitions bidding to be open next week for:

  • AIBA Youth Men & Women World Championships 2020
  • AIBA Men World Championships 2021
  • AIBA Women World Championships 2021

AIBA EC appointed a task force that would do the marketing for AIBA competitions as the World Cup, World Series of Boxing,World Championships with a global marketing plan across the five continents to attract sponsors, secure broadcasters deals for these competitions. This steering committee will be headed by Mr. Umar Kremlev, and Mr.Di Wu, Mrs.Emilia Grueva , Mr. Suleiman Mikayilov, Mr. Yousef Al Kazim, Mr. Ray Silvas and  Mr. Mohamed Touma as members.

Bidding for AIBA Congress/EEC meetings and debts collection to be dealt by marketing commission and shall report at the next EEC meeting. This commission will also evaluate the marketing solutions for the future of WSB .

The project of Global Boxing Foundation was also discussed by the EC, initiated by Mr Umar Kremlev during the Global Boxing Forum 2019 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The idea was supported by all the leading boxing Organizations – WBA, WBC, WBO, IBF. The objectives of this organization are to unify boxing stakeholders all around the world. This company will focus not only on AIBAs development  and collaboration between all the boxing organizations but also focus on social investments, as conducting charity events, contributing to boxing development all over the world, legal assistance to boxers and help boxing veterans.

Development programs were discussed with the creation of continental academies, Mr Franco Falcinelli proposed to create an European academy in Assisi, Italy. Mr. Di Wu proposed to build boxing academy in China and support the creation of an academy in Oceania. Continental academies will be according to AIBA requirements in term of development programs for athletes, coaches, officials and referees & judges.

Following the requested clarification about Rio Olympic Games, especially with the information reported by media. The R&Js used in Rio were never suspended by AIBA. It was agreed by AIBA EC to stand down these officials until after the Special Investigation Committee concluded their report. All Rio R&Js are entitled to work for their National Federations at domestic level and any involvement at international level will be with further notice.

Organization of the next EEC meeting in China will be hosted by Mr. Wu Di in city of Xiamen, China on December 19, 2019.

 

 

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Oleksandr Khyzhniak and Julio La Cruz elected as AIBA Athletes Commission members

Six boxers from 5 continents were elected as members of AIBA Athletes Commission. Two of them – one man and one woman – will be elected as Chairperson and Vice Chairperson and serve as AIBA EC members.

The election of the Athletes Commission members was organized during AIBA Men and Women World Boxing Championships 2019 in Russia. Boxers from all over the world voted for new members – one per continent, except Europe which has two representatives. In total, 103 male and female boxers have voted.

Chairperson and Vice Chairperson will be elected by the commission itself.

The list of the AIBA Athletes Commission:

  • EUBC
    Oleksandr Khyzhniak (UKR)
    Irma Testa (ITA)
  • AMBC
    Julio La Cruz  (CUB)
  • AFBC
    Ramala Ali (SOM)
  • ASBC
    Laishram Sarita Devi (IND)
  • OCBC
    Caitlin Parker (AUS)

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Finalists are set at AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan Ude 

All the finalists are set at AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan Ude, Russia. 

India and Russia fight for gold in the light flyweight  

Indian hope Manju Rani fought against Chuthamat Raksat of Thailand in semi-finals. She won with split decision 4:1. The 4th seeded Demie Resztan (ENG) met 2nd seeded Ekaterina Paltseva (RUS). The Russian won on points with split decision 4:1. 

European champion Paltseva and Rani fight for the top position. 

Flyweight fight for gold is between Russia and Turkey 

Top-seeded defending champion Choi Mi Pang from DPR Korea surprisingly lost against Liliya Aetbaeva (RUS). 

Mary Kom from India claimed her historical 8th medal of the World Championships, but couldn’t make it in final. In semi-finals 36-years-old Magnificent Mary lost to young Turkish hope second-seeded Busenaz Cakiroglu with split decision 1:4. 

Aetbaeva and Cakiroglu face each other for gold.

Bantamweight medals go to Chinese Taipei and France

Top-seeded Hsiao-Wen Huang (TPE) had three unanimous wins on her way to the top. On the semi-final, she defeated Jamuna Boro (IND). 

Her rival in the final third-seeded Caroline Cruveillier of France had a victory against Mikiah Kreps (USA). 

Hsiao-Wen Huang and Caroline Cruveillier are in the final.

Featherweight top-2 are Russia and the Philippines   

Defending champion Yu-Ting Lin (TPE) made 3 unanimous victories in a row but couldn’t make it against Liudmila Vorontsova (RUS). The Russian won in a tough fight with split decision 3:2.  

Nesthy Petecio (PHI) defeated Karriss Artingstall (ENG) on her way to final – 4:1. 

Home crowd favorite Vorontsova goes to the ring against Petecio in the final. 

Lightweight prize winners are China and Brazil

Finnish star first seeded Mira Potkonen fought against Cong Wang (CHN) to reach the final and surprisingly lost 1:4. The Chinese was super confident at this tournament, although not seeded. 

Brazilian Beatriz Ferreira won against Rashida Ellis from the USA with split decision 4:1. 

Ferreira and Wang fight for the title. 

Light welterweight medalists are from China and Italy

Defending champion Dan Dou from China went to the semi-final against third-seeded Ekaterina Dynnik (RUS). In the spectacular fight, Dan Dou celebrated a split decision victory 3:0.

Italian Angela Carini met with Milana Safronova (KAZ) and had a split decision victory 4:1. 

Carini and Dou meet against each other for the gold. 

Welterweight medal winners are China and Turkey

Liu Yang from China fought third-seeded Lovlina Borgohain (IND) and won wit split decision 3:2. 

Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey defeated Saadat Dalgatova of Russia with split decision 3:2.

The final Liu Yang vs Surmeneli is set.  

Middleweight triumph goes to Netherlands and Wales

First-seeded Nouchka Fontijn had split decision victory against 8th seeded Tammara Thibeault of Canada – 4:1. 

Another semi-final pair is Khadija Mardi, the only Moroccan reached medal, against second-seeded Lauren Price (WAL). The Welsh celebrate a unanimous victory. 

Fontijn and Price meet for gold medal bout.  

Light heavyweight medal deserved Russia and Turkey 

Two semi-finals pairs in light heavyweight were Lina Wang (CHN) vs Zenfira Magomedalieva (RUS) and Huong Ngyuen Thi (VIE) vs Elif Guneri (TUR). 

Magomedalieva won Lina Wang with split decision 4:0 and proceed to the final. Huong Ngyuen Thi (VIE) unanimously lost to Guneri. 

Russian and Turkish boxers meet in the final.  

Medals of heavyweight go to China and Kazakhstan 

First seeded Chinese Xiaoli Yang unanimously won Dina Islambekova of Kazakhstan. 

Danielle Perkins (USA) met with Katsiaryna Kavaleva (BLR) and finished the bout with RSC in the second round. 

Xiaoli Yang and Perkins fight for the title. 

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21 nations claimed medals at AIBA World Boxing Championships in Ulan Ude 

More than 20 nations secured medals at AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan Ude, Russia. Top-three are Russia with 6 athletes, China with 5 and India with 4 boxers.  

Light flyweight medalists are India, Thailand, England and Russia  

The leader of the division Hyang Mi Kim (PRK) surprisingly lost her quarter-final bout to Indian Manju Rani with split decision 4:1. The 6th seeded, Rani made already two successful fights and now goes forward against Chuthamat Raksat of Thailand. The Thai had one bout more and in the previous one, she defeated unanimously Sevda Asenova from Bulgaria. 

The 4th seeded Demie Resztan (ENG) meets 2nd seeded Ekaterina Paltseva (RUS). Both had two fights before. Paltseva won unanimously against Rabab Cheddar from Morocco in the previous round. Resztan defeated Italian Roberta Bonatti with split decision 3:2.  

Flyweight medal winners are DPR Korea, Russia, India and Turkey 

Top-seeded Choi Mi Pang from DPR Korea secured a second victory and the medal for her country. She defeated Tsukimi Namiki of Japan and the next round goes to the ring against Liliya Aetbaeva (RUS). Russian lost her fight against Thi Tam Nguyen (VIE) but after the bout review jury has overturned the decision.

Indian superstar Mary Kom claimed her historical 8th medal of the World Championships and are on her way to gold. In quarter-finals, she defeated Ingrit Valencia Victoria (COL) and now meets with Turkish hope second-seeded Busenaz Cakiroglu who won Zongju Cai of China with split decision 3:2. 

Bantamweight medals go to Chinese Taipei, India, France and the USA

Hsiao-Wen Huang (TPE) had two unanimous wins on her way to the top. Her next rival is Jamuna Boro of India who defeated Ursula Gottlob (GER) with split decision 4:1. 

Third-seeded Caroline Cruveillier of France had a victory against Antonia Konstantopoulu (AUS) and goes to the ring against Mikiah Kreps (USA). The American won the bout against Dina Zholaman (KAZ) with split decision 4:1. 

Featherweight top-4 are Chinese Taipei, Russia, England and the Philippines   

In the most crowded weight class of this Championships with 36 athletes participated defending champion Yu-Ting Lin (TPE) made 3 unanimous victories in a row and now meets with Liudmila Vorontsova (RUS). The Russian won 4th seeded Jemyma Betrian with split decision 3:2.

Another semi-final pair is Karriss Artingstall (ENG) vs Nesthy Petecio (PHI). The only Philippinian who reached medals in Ulan Ude defeated Sena Irie from Japan 4:1. Artingstall won unanimously against Yodgoroy Mirzaeva (UZB). 

Lightweight prize winners are Finland, China, Brazil and the USA

Finnish star first seeded Mira Potkonen who made first RSC won of the Championships unanimously defeated Amy Sarah Broadhurst (IRL). She fights against Cong Wang (CHN) to reach the final. The Chinese unanimously won her previous fight against Namuun Monkhor (MGL). 

Brazilian Beatriz Ferreira danced after the victory against Russian Natalia Shadrina with split decision 3:2. Her next rival is Rashida Ellis from the USA who won second-seeded Sudaporn Seesondee (THA). 

Light welterweight medalists are from China, Russia, Italy and Kazakhstan

Defending champion Dan Dou from China defeated in her only bout Megan Reid (SCO) and goes to the semi-final against Ekaterina Dynnik (RUS). Third-seeded, the Russian had two victories in a row.  

Italian Angela Carini won against Ravven Brown (USA) and meets with Milana Safronova (KAZ) who celebrated a split decision victory against second-seeded Melis Yonuzova (BUL).

Welterweight medal winners are China, India, Turkey and Russia

Liu Yang from China had a tough fight with top-seeded Nien-Chin Chen (TPE) and won against her with split decision 3:2. Her next rival is third-seeded Lovlina Borgohain (IND) who defeated Karolina Koszewska from Poland 4:1. 

Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey is on her way to success after won against Christina Desmond (IRL), but her next rival is experienced Saadat Dalgatova of Russia who defeated Oshae Jones with split decision 4:1. 

Middleweight triumph goes to Netherlands, Canada, Morocco and Wales

First-seeded Nouchka Fontijn had a unanimous victory against Lu Zheng of China and next round fights with Tammara Thibeault of Canada. 

Another semi-final pair is Khadija Mardi, the only Moroccan reached medal, against second-seeded Lauren Price (WAL). 

Light heavyweight medal deserved China, Russia, Vietnam and Turkey 

Two semi-finals pairs in light heavyweight are Lina Wang (CHN) vs Zenfira Magomedalieva (RUS) and Huong Ngyuen Thi (VIE) vs Elif Guneri (TUR). 

In the quarter-finals, Wang defended unanimously Fariza Sholtay of Kazakhstan. Magomedalieva won with abandon in the second round against Ezozakhon Melieva (UZB). 

Huong Ngyen Thi (VIE) progressed to the final defeated Krystal Graham Dixon (USA) with split decision 3:2. Guneri won Irina-Nicolette Shonberger of Germany with the same score. 

Medals of heavyweight go to China, Kazakhstan, Belarus and the USA 

First seeded Chinese Xiaoli Yang learned her first rival. Dina Islambekova of Kazakhstan won with a split decision against Flavia Severin (ITA) and became a second semi-finalist. 

Second-seeded Kristina Tkacheva from Russia lost her fight against Danielle Perkins (USA). Next fight the American meets Katsiaryna Kavaleva (BLR) who defeated Kavita Kavita from India 4:1.   

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AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships starts in Ulan Ude, Russia

The spectacular opening ceremony gave start to 11th edition of AIBA Women’s Boxing Championships 2019 in the city of Ulan Ude, Russia.

In total, there are 224 athletes from 57 countries participating. Ten days of competitions will define 10 best women athletes in the world of 2019 edition.

The President of Russian Federation Mr. Vladimir Putin made an address to all the boxing community claimed that «women’s boxing has a long and eventful history, but only at the beginning of this century it received official recognition and Olympic status». He also underlined that he is sure «that the eleventh AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships will be a success».

Head of the Republic of Buryatia Alexey Tsydenov also welcomed all the participants and guests of the Championships.

AIBA Interim President Dr. Mohamed Moustahsane stated that «we expect to have an amazing World Championships with spectacular fights, great wins and outstanding emotions».

«During the last couple of years, women’s boxing has been rapidly growing all over the world. A lot of new stars were born, and more star will phone in this world championship. Now with 5 Olympic weight classes all countries are giving more attention to women’s boxing. Every major tournament we see how passionate our boxing countries about women are. During the tough times for our organisation, we must concentrate on our best value – our athletes. And to provide best possible solutions for their improvement. I am sure that in Ulan Ude women boxer will show their potential one year before Olympics», declared Dr. Moustahsane.

General Secretary of the Boxing Federation of Russia Umar Kremlev added, that all the presented athletes and officials «are a big boxing family». «Together, we will be able to return not only AIBA status, we will do everything possible for our athletes. We, as functionaries, will be obliged to return two weight categories for men and make sure that there are ten categories for women at the Olympics. AIBA has a very good future», he said.

An oath in the name of a fair fights on behalf of all athletes was brought by a member of the Russian national boxing team Lyudmila Vorontsova. Referees and Judges also took their oath by their representative from Canada Mrs Jennyfer Huggins.

Competitions starts on October 3d.

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Eight World Champions are crowned in Ekaterinburg, Russia

AIBA World Boxing Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia is over. The eight World champions were crowned at the EXPO arena.

At the final fight of the 52 kg category Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov (UZB) met second seeded Amit, the first ever Indian World championships finalist. Zoirov claimed gold medal after defeating the Indian by unanimous decision.

Olympic bronze medalist Andrei Zamkovoi from Russia met second seeded Pat McCormack from England in the 69 kg final. A doctor stop the contest due to injury of McCormack. After the two rounds Zamkovoi won with the split decision 4:0.

Three-times World champion Lazaro Alvarez Estrada (CUB) couldn’t grab his fourth title in the 57 kg category. The Cuban fought against Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov (UZB) and lost in the final by the split decision. Mirzakhalilov holds the title.

Gleb Bakshi (RUS) hold a unanimous victory at еру 75 kg category against Eumir Marcial (PHI) by knocking him down at the second round. The Russian holds the first World championship title in his career.

Defending World champion Andy Cruz Gomez from Cuba challenged Keyshawn Davis (USA) in the category of the 63 kg. Cuban was stronger in this spectacular fight and he deserved the second World championship gold in his career.

Russian European Games champion Muslim Gadzhimagomedov (RUS) fought in 91 kg category final against Julio Cesar Castillo Torres (ECU). Gadzhimagomedov won unanimously in front of the home crowd and claimed his first major title.

Bekzad Nurdauletov (KAZ) went to the ring against Dilshodbek Ruzmetov (UZB). In the thrilling fight Nurdauletov won unanimously and claimed the first gold medal for his country on this tournament.

First seeded super heavyweight boxer Kamshybek Kunkabayev (KAZ) faced Bakhodir Jalolov from Uzbekistan. Experienced Jalolov claimed gold medal unanimously by defeating his rival from Kazakhstan. This is his first gold medal but the second one at the World championship overall: before he was a bronze medalist in Doha 2015.

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