The 2015 ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Continental Championships begins tomorrow in Wulanchabu, China where the best women’s boxers across Asia will all compete for gold medal glory.
- What: ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Continental Championships
- Where: Wulanchabu, China
- When: 6-15 August 2015
The Tension and the Drama
China topped the team rankings in the last edition of the Championships, and their athletes also dominated at the Incheon 2014 Asian Games as well.
With a younger team this time around, can the decorated boxing nation maintain their success in Asia and excel in the medal standings once more?
The most anticipated battle of the event
DPR Korea’s Jang Un Hui won the Middleweight (75 kg) gold medal at the Incheon 2014 Asian Games after surprising China’s Li Qian in an incredibly entertaining final.
The two boxers could rematch in this event, where Li Qian will enjoy the support of her home fans in the Inner Mongolian Province of China as she attempts to earn revenge over her decorated opponent.
Ones to watch
China’s three-time AIBA Women’s World Champion Ren Cancan also claimed a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and the 27-year-old Flyweight (51 kg) boxer has recovered well from some bad injuries over the past few years.
Cancan is the main gold medal contender of the lowest Olympic weight class, but will face difficult competition from Incheon 2014 Asian Games silver medallist Zhaina Shekerbekova, who recently defeated current AIBA Women’s World Champion Nazym Kyzaybay in the final of the Kazakhstan National Championships.
Philippines’ Josie Gabuco won the gold medal at the 2012 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Qinhuangdao, and the Filipino Light Flyweight (48 kg) star also triumphed at the Southeast Asian Games in June.
Her main rival for gold in China could be India’s AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships silver medallist Sarjubala Shamjetsabam Devi.
London 2012 Olympic Games bronze medallist and AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Mavzuna Chorieva gave birth to her first son in 2013, and returned to boxing successfully soon after.
Tajikistan’s Lightweight class (60 kg) number one has prepared well for the upcoming event in Wulanchabu, and has got a realistic chance to regain her throne in the prestigious Olympic category.
Facts and figures
17 nations will take part in the ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Continental Championships, with nearly 100 boxers registered.
China, India, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have all sent the maximum number of ten boxers to Wulanchabu, while Afghanistan, DPR Korea, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Philippines, Tajikistan, Thailand and Vietnam also compete with strong delegations.
History of the Championships
The first edition of the ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Continental Championships was held in Bangkok, Thailand in 2001 before the inaugural AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.
DPR Korea won the team rankings in the historic first edition, while since then India, China and Kazakhstan have achieved the same milestone in recent editions of the world class competition.
Titleholders from the last edition in 2012
- 48 kg: Bolortuul Tumurkhuyag, Mongolia
- 51 kg: Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte, India
- 54 kg: Liu Kejia, China
- 57 kg: Tassamalee Thongjan, Thailand
- 60 kg: Sarita Devi Laishram, India
- 64 kg: Erdenesoyol Uyanga, Mongolia
- 69 kg: Wang Dongmei, China
- 75 kg: Li Jinzi. China
- 81 kg: Yuan Meiqing, China
- +81 kg: Li Yunfei, China