The 26th Asian Championships continued with its second competition day. 30 bouts were held in Incheon and the top boxing nations of the continent such as China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Philippines, South Korea, Mongolia, India and Kyrgyzstan demonstrated their power again.
The first contests were held at the lowest weight class and Commonwealth Games bronze medalist, 25-year-old Amandeep Singh of India, had huge problems to eliminate Indonesia's National Champion Denis Hitarihun. The Southeast Asian veteran boxer knocked down his Indian rival in the second round but despite of his efforts, Amandeep Singh won his contest by a close 16:13.
One of the best local boxers, AIBA World Championships bronze medalist 22-year-old Shin Jong Hun, had to fight against defending AIBA World Champion Purevdorj Serdamba in the opening round of the championships. The Korean boxer had the advantage after six minutes and showed all of his excellent skills in the final round defeating his Mongolian star rival by 25:16.
In the flyweight class, after beating Tajikistan's Safoviddin Yusufi on the opening day, the strong Indonesian, Julio Bria, eliminated Nepal's Sodesh Manandhar by a large margin of points 29:8. Asian Games winner Rey Saludar of the Philippines also advanced to the Top 8 after beating Japan's Ryoji Yonezawa.
Bria's next opponent for the medal will be Kazakhstan's former National Champion, 21-year-old Astana-based Ilyas Suleymenov, who moved up a weight division this year. For his international debut in the flyweight class, he stopped Laos' Asian Games quarter-finalist Hatsanai Phoilevy.
In the bantamweight division, Kyrgyzstan's Meder Mamakeyev, who is fighting to be part of the Central Asian nation's World Championships squad, did his best and hammered Pakistan's Usman Butt by 30:6. The 22-year-old Kyrgyz will be fighting for the medal against Mongolia's Dorjnyambuu Otgondalai.
South Korea's great bantamweight fighter, Lee Jin Young, won each of the three rounds against Jordan's Arabic Champion youth athlete, Seif Emad Qraish, and advanced to the quarter-finals. His next rival will be Philippines' former Asian Games winner, Joan Tipon, who returned to the national squad.
Kyrgyzstan's AIBA World Championships competitor, 21-year-old Abdylai Anarbay Ulu, caused one of the biggest surprises of the second competition day by eliminating Asian Games silver medalist and great prospect, Korea's Han Soon Chul, by a close 20:17 in the lightweight class.
Former Kazakh National Champion, 21-year-old Aydar Amirzakov, led by 13:9 after six minutes against Southeast Asian Games winner, Philippines' Charlie Suarez. The experienced Filippino tried to turn the lightweight bout, and almost did it but Amirzakov saved stayed one point ahead from his advantage.
Pakistan's 21-year-old Aamir Khan, who competed at the last AIBA World Championships and Asian Games, had enough experience to beat Iraq's Hayder Sabri in the light welterweight class. AIBA World Championships bronze medalist veteran Uranchimeg Munkherdene of Mongolia also advanced to the quarter-final.
Beijing Olympian, China's Maimaiti Tuersunqiong from the Xinjiang region, defeated South Korea's newcomer Kim Chun Sik by 23:12 in the welterweight class due to a great second round. Asian Games quarter-finalist, Philippines' 26-year-old Wilfredo Lopez, shocked World Combat Games bronze medalist, Kyrgyzstan's Maksat Alimbayev, in the second round winning the bout by 24:11.
Mongolia's Byamba Tuvshinbat moved up a division into welterweight class and stopped Indonesia's Taufan Paransa just before the final gong when the Mongolian was leading by 19:5. He will be fighting for the medal against Arabic Championship quarter-finalist, Iraqi Zaidoun Tarek Mohamed.
Kazakhstan's 25-year-old Dauren Yeleussinov led by 8:6 after the first three minutes against India's multiple National Champion Kuldeep Singh, but his rival turned the fight and eliminated the first Kazakh in Incheon. Kuldeep Singh is only India's middleweight No.2 behind national hero Olympic bronze medalist and Asian Games winner, Vijender Singh.
Youth Olympic bronze medalist, Turkmenistan's 19-year-old Nursahat Pazziyev, demonstrated his power against Kuwait's newcomer Jasem Al-Matrook in the middleweight class. Their bout ended 22:4 to Pazziyev. Shopokov Memorial Tournament silver medalist, Kyrgyzstan's Nursultan Osmonov, also advanced to the quarter-finals after beating Pakistan's Nisar Khan by 28:12.
Asian Games bronze medalist, China's Meng Fanlong, also had a successful debut when triumphing over Uzbekistan's light heavyweight No.3, Boburbek Yuldashev, by 20:13. Asian Games bronze medalist, Nepal's Deepak Maharjan, qualified to the next round after knocking out Kuwait's Jarrah Al-Fadhli in the first round when his opponent was leading by 3:2.
Commonwealth Games winner, Indian Paramjeet Samota, moved down into the heavyweight class this year and had the shortest victory of the competition so far. Samota only spent 72 seconds on the ring and knocked out Kuwait's Naif Qaid. He can now expect a great battle against Korea's Jeon Chan Yeong in the next round.
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