Kazakhstan's multiple National Championships silver medalist, Doszhan Ospanov, is the Central Asian's No.2 in the super heavyweight class behind star Ivan Dychko. Ospanov had to fight against the biggest name of the tournament, Olympic Games silver medalist, Chinese Zhang Zhilei, in the semi-finals of the Asian Championships. The Kazakh led by 6:4 after the first three minutes and despite Zhilei's efforts, finally secured one point from his advantage before the final gong to shock the Chinese ringside in Incheon.
Ospanov's next opponent in the final will be Iran's National Champion, 25-year-old newcomer Abdulmajid Sepahvandi. He had a really short semi-final against Mustafa Mahdi from Iraq, whose ringside abandoned the unequal fight when the Persian boxer was leading by 7:0.
In the light flyweight class, Commonwealth Games bronze medalist, Indian Amandeep Singh, and Shopokov Memorial Tournament winner, Kyrgyz Assylbek Nazaraliyev, had an impressive battle. In the end the 25-year-old Indian boxer celebrated a narrow success by 13:12. Singh's opponent in the final will be the host nation's biggest hope, AIBA World Championships bronze medalist, Shin Jong Hoon, who defeated Uzbekistan's WSB boxer, Alisher Mahmudov, by 29:19.
Kazakhstan's former National Champion, 21-year-old Ilyas Suleymenov, moved up into flyweight this year. A wise decision confirmed by his succesful route in Incheon. After beating Asian Games winner, Filipino Rey Saludar, by 30:17, Suleymenov will face Asian Games silver medalist, Chinese Chang Yong, who won his semi-final against Arabic Champion, Jordanian Mohammad Al-Wadi.
Chemistry Cup winner, Mongolian 23-year-old Dorjnyambuu Otgondalai, moved down into the bantamweight division and advanced to the final after beating local favourite, Lee Jin Young, by 12:9. Seven-time National Champion and Olympic Games quarter-finalist, 24-year-old Tajik Anvar Yunusov, had enough experience to beat Chinese Taipei's Kao Chih Yuan by a large margin of points and will be fighting against Otgondalai for the gold medal.
Chinese Liaoning-based lightweight boxer Liu Qiang advanced to the final after beating Tajikistan's Madadi Nagzibekov. Liu Qiang's last rival will be Kazakh National Champion Aydar Amirzakov who defeated Kyrgyzstan's Abdylai Anarbay Ulu by 12:8.
Korea's newcomer, Park Sang Hyuk, shocked the defending champion Serdar Hudayberdiyev in the quarter-finals while he also triumphed over another Central Asian rival, Kobiljon Bobodjonov of Uzbekistan, by a close 18:16 due to a great final round. The young Korean's opponent in the lightwelter weight class final will be Mongolia's tough veteran Uranchimeg Munkherdene who defeated Mishra Memorial Tournament winner, Indian Balwinder Beniwal, by 23:13.
In the welterweight class, China's Xinjiang district Maimaiti Tuersunqiong had an easier contest than expected against Mongolia's rising star, Byamba Tuvshinbat, and advanced to the final. AIBA World Championships quarter-finalist, Kazakh 21-year-old Rustam Svayev, and Uzbekistan's Nodirbek Kosimov had a spectacular fight in Incheon. The final verdict of their great contest was incredible: 38:34 to Svayev!
Sydney Jackson Memorial Tournament winner, Uzbek 22-year-old Shukhrat Abdullayev, broke Taiwanese Yang Yu Ting's golden dreams in Incheon. Their hectic battle finished 16:16 and Abdullayev was luckier to secure his place in the middleweight final as the only Uzbek boxer. Mongolia's Chuluuntumur Tumurkhuyag led by 7:3 after the first three minutes against Youth Olympic Games bronze medalist, Turkmen 18-year-old Nursahat Pazziyev, and finally won the bout by 16:11.
Asian Games bronze medalist and Benazir Bhutto Tournament winner, Chinese Meng Fanlong, had an extremely great battle against newly crowned Kazakh National Champion, Arman Rysbek, in the second China vs. Kazakhstan fight of the day. Meng Fanlong will be representing China in the final day of the championships thanks to his close 17:16 victory. He will face Korea's new wave teenager, Kim Hyeong Kyu, who defeated Jordan's Ahmad Al-Teimat by 17:13 in the light heavyweight class.
In the heavyweight division, China's new star 21-year-old Wang Xuanxuan had his third victory in Incheon and advanced to the final after defeating Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Indian Paramjeet Samota, by 16:13. In the final, Wang will fight against Asian Games winner, Syrian Mohammad Ghossoun, who knocked down twice his rival, Iran's Mohammad Nouripour, and won the contest by 23:8.
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