Two-time AIBA World Champion and Asian Games winner, Chinese Ren Cancan had only secured silver at the annual Asian Championships in Ulanbaatar. After this disappointment she trained even harder and prepared for the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships Qinhuangdao 2012 with full speed to reach a top result in the front of those she loves. In her opening contest she worked well and eliminated Hungary's EU Championships silver medallist Katalin Ancsin by a comfortable 16:4 at flyweight.
Another current AIBA World Champion, Russia's Yelena Savelyeva also started her competition in the only qualification event to London. Chinese Taipei's Pin Meng Chieh had a victory over Uzbekistan's Nasiba Ruzimatova yesterday but she could not solve her next task against the Russian star in Qinhuangdao. Savelyeva led by 12:7 after six minutes and dominated the last frame against her tired Asian rival.
Astana International Tournament winner Azize Nimani born in Kosovo but she is fighting for Germany in the Olympic flyweight class. The 21-year-old lady won each of her contest until the 2010 AIBA Women's World Championships in Bridgetown where she lost her first ever bout. Nimani continued her excellent winning series in Qinhuangdao as well where she turned back the fight against a favourite, Finland's AIBA World Championships bronze medallist experienced Hanne Maekinen.
US National Olympic Trials winner and AIBA Women's World Championships bronze medallist Marlen Esparza is still unbeaten this year and she kept her excellent record in China as well where she defeated Argentina's multiple Panamerican Champion Pamela Benavides by 20:10 on their re-match. The 22-year-old US hope will now meet Vietnam's 19-year-old Luu Thi Duyen in the next preliminary round.
European Championships silver medallist Sarah Ourahmoune is member of the French national squad since 2001 and these experiences resulted to her a victory over Ukraine's former European Champion Tatyana Kob. The 30-year-old French boxer dominated the fight and advanced to the last 16 eliminating her seeded opponent.
India's living legend, five-time AIBA World Champion Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte who secured the Asian title in her new weight class in March, can prepare to the next preliminary round in the championships. The Indian icon fought against Japan's Asian Championships bronze medallist developing boxer, Ayako Minowa and won their contest by 20:9. Mary Kom's next opponent will be Norway's European Championships quarter-finalist 22-year-old Marielle Hansen.
Bulgaria's European Championships bronze medallist and EU Champion Stoyka Petrova is on teh right way to the London Olympic Games. She has eliminated a strong Asian rival, Thailand's Peamwilai Laopeam in the first round and following that success, Petrova triumphed over Italy's best hope, Valeria Calabrese in the next round.
The flyweight's class gold medal contender, England's European Champion and AIBA World Championships silver medallist Nicola Adams started her competition and eliminated Belarus' Yana Levankova by large margin of points. The English star will now meet Venezuela's Panamerican Champion Karlha Magliocco in the last 16.
France's EU Championships silver medallist 25-year-old Delphine Mancini who is member of the national team since 2005, shocked the Turkish ringside and fans in Qinhuangdao. The French bantamweight boxer controlled her opening fight against Turkey's European Championships bronze medallist strong Ayse Tas and had six points advantage before the final gong. The Istanbul-based Turkish boxer tried to turn back the fight and made an incredible last round but her efforts were not enough to win the bout therefore Mancini eliminated the Seed No.1.
Poland's European Championships silver medallist Sandra Drabik could not secure her place in the Olympic flyweight class therefore she has decided to move up into the bantamweight division. The powerful Polish boxer did not give too many chance to Afghanistan's Dushanbe International Tournament silver medallist Sadaf Rahimi and the referee stopped their unequal contest very quickly.
In the light flyweight division China's President's Cup winner 20-year-old Xu Shiqi who replaced Luo Yujie just before the tournament, started her competition and saved the host nation's perfect balance. The young Chinese boxer outpointed Sweden's Turkish Prime Ministry Tournament silver medallist Elin Roennlund in the first round and finally she could celebrate her advance winning the bout by 12:5. Xu Shiqi's next opponent will be Wales' European Championships silver medallist Lynsey Holdaway who was seeded as No.1.
Romania's European Championships silver medallist Lidia Ion moved down into the light flyweight class following her loss at the National Cup in the Olympic 51kg. The experienced boxer had to use up all of her skills to beat Tajikistan's 22-year-old Matluba Karimova who had less international contests in her career.
Poland's former European Youth Champion 20-year-old Magdalena Stelmach's skills and boxing knowledge extremely developed in the last one year therefore her great show against Venezuela's Nurys Silvera was not a surprise. The referee stopped the contest in the third round when Stelmach led by 15:3 against her South American opponent.
Russia's former European Youth Champion 22-year-old Daria Abramova secured the right at the very first time to represent her strong nation in Qinhuangdao. Her first rival was France's European Championships quarter-finalist Laetitia Chevalier but the Russian boxer won their contest in the easier way than expected before the bout.
Netherlands' current European Champion veteran Marichelle De Jong who was seeded as welterweight No.1 in Qinhuangdao, defeated the second Indian boxer in the competition. Her Asian opponent, National Games winner Neetu Chahal led by 2:1 after two minutes but De Jong stepped up to the gas and her efforts were enough to beat the Indian fighter. The Dutch boxer became the first in the event in China who could secure her place in the quarter-final stage of the championships.
US National Champion Raquel Miller who began boxing only in 2010, fought for the last eight against Canada's current Panamerican Champion Myriam Da Silva at the welterweight class. They met each other at the AMBC's Continental Championships in Cornwall in March where the Canadian boxer won their narrow contest with one point difference. In Qinhuangdao the US competitor was able to strike back to her opponent and advanced to the quarter-final winning the equal bout by accepted scores.
China's current Asian Champion 19-year-old Wang Dongmei finalized the perfect day for the host nation following her easy success over Sri Lanka's Asian Championships bronze medallist Dapana Durage Shiromali Weerarathna. Wang's next opponent in the quarter-final will be Russia's former European Champion Irina Poteyeva who eliminated Wales' 18-year-old Lauren Price in a narrow battle.
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