Six Japanese athletes secured their places in the final while all of the entered Indonesian boxers failed to reach the final at the President's Cup in the Senayan Indoor Stadium in Jakarta on July 7 when the semi-finals were held.
In the women's competition China's newcomer Shan Guijing had a hard bout to qualify for the final against Myanmar's veteran Kyu Kyu Thin while Philippines' Josie Gabuco eliminated Indonesia's top female fighter 20-year-old Selly Wanimbo in the light flyweight class.
In the women's Olympic flyweight class China Open Tournament silver medalist Xu Shiqi triumphed over Mongolia's Asian Championships silver medalist Nandintsetseg Myagmardulam and will face Japan's Asian Games bronze medalist Aya Shinmoto, who eliminated Philippines' strong Annalisa Cruz.
In the Olympic lightweight class Australia's Turkish Prime Ministry Tournament winner Claire Ghabrial defeated Vietnam's AIBA Women's World Championships competitor Ngo Thi Chung and will fight against 20-year-old Tomoko Kugimiya of Japan for the gold.
Vietnam's young female duo AIBA Youth World Championships silver medalist Luu Thi Duyen and Asian Women's Cup bronze medalist Le Thi Hien both qualified for the final in their non-Olympic weight divisions. Luu Thi Duyen's opponent will be Myanmar's Kyu Kyu Hlaing, who advanced to the final in an international tournament for the very first time. The 18-year-old Vietnamese fighter will have to take into account the fact that Myanmar has returned to the international boxing stage with fresh power.
In the men's light flyweight class Japan's rising star 18-year-old Naoya Inoue won over China's light flyweight No.2 Wu Rongguo in a hectic battle. Inoue's rival in the final will be Philippines' talented Ian Clark Bautista, who eliminated Russia's European Cup winner Aleksandr Samoylov and India's Gaurav Bidhuri as well. The Filippino fighter will be celebrating his 17th birthday later this year.
Kazakhstan's Tammer Tournament winner flyweight youngster Kanat Turganbayev defeated Indonesia's AIBA World Championships competitor Julio Bria by 25:12 and will face Japan's Asian Games bronze medalist top boxer Katsuaki Susa who has already won a President's Cup in Kazakhstan last year.
Vietnam reached a top result among the men as well in Jakarta where Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Tournament bronze medalist 23-year-old Nguyen Van Hai advanced to the bantamweight final after beating Bhutan's best fighter Asian Games quarter-finalist Sigyel Phub and will face Sung Dong Hyeon of South Korea in the deciding bout.
Philippines' Tammer Tournament silver medalist 23-year-old Charlie Suarez moved up a weight class and on his first competition at lightweight he made the final. Suarez beat Kazakhstan's Yeldos Saidalin, who was bronze medalist at the 2004 AIBA Junior World Championships, while China's Cen Yu dominated the second lightweight semi-final against Korea's King's Cup bronze medalist Ju Min Jae.
India's Asian Games silver medalist 19-year-old Santosh Kumar Virothu and Japan's AIBA World Championships bronze medalist Masatsugu Kawachi put on one of the best shows of the day. After Kawachi's brave attempt to beat his star rival the close fight finished with a victory for Kumar and the Indian boxer can expect another tough battle against Russia's 18-year-old Aleksandr Malinin in the final.
Former Russian National Champion Aleksandr Klinkov eliminated Turkmenistan's rising star 18-year-old Farruh Ismetov in the quarter-final and advanced to the final on Thursday when he beat India's Lakhbir Singh. Klinkov's target is to reach the gold medal in Jakarta but Japan's Yasuhiro Suzuki also wants to be crowned in the event.
Japan's Ryota Murata's semi-final against Korea's Lee Jong Yeon was really short because the referee ended the contest in the second round. In the middleweight final Murata's opponent will be Turkmenistan's 18-year-old Arslanbek Achilov who also finished his semi-final against Bhutan's Tashi Norbu very quickly.
Turkmenistan's Asian Games competitor 24-year-old Rasul Yuldashev demonstrated his power in the light heavyweight semi-final again and won over Korea's Yang Hee Guen. In the final the strong Turkmen boxer will be fighting against Australia's Youth Olympic Games winner Damian Hooper.