All the champions of the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships are crowned in Jordan

November 12th, 2022 / ASBC

The thirteen male finals finished at the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan where all of the 242 contests concluded.

Seven countries such as India, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Uzbekistan and Chinese Taipei earned gold medals in the women’s finals. The men’s titles have been shared between Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Jordan and the Philippines. Fifteen countries earned at least one medal.Uzbekistan Hasanboy Dusmatov from Uzbekistan returned to the national team and claimed his third Asian title after 2015 and 2017.

Sanzhar Tashkenbay won his first Asian elite title at the age of 19

Sanzhar Tashkenbay from Kazakhstan won all of the main youth competitions in 2021 and this year he replaced Elite World Champion, Temirtas Zhussupov in the national team. The 19-year-old southpaw had a strong final opponent, Japanese Kazuma Aratake who claimed a silver in the ASBC Asian U22 Boxing Championships in Tashkent. Tashkenbay found his rhythm earlier than the Japanese athlete and looked confident in all of the exchanges. The Kazakh opened the third round with a massive jab and he was a hard target for the attacking Japanese boxer. And the first gold medal of the Championships went to Tashkenbay.

“I worked hard in the first round to take the lead on the scorecards therefore I could do my best strategy in the second. I won the Asian youth title in 2021 and now I won the gold among the elites as well,” said Sanzhar Tashkenbay after his success.

Dusmatov is three-time Asian Champion

Saken Bibossynov from Kazakhstan won the title of the flyweight (51kg) at the 2021 World Boxing Championships where he opened his campaign against Uzbekistanian star, the two-time ASBC Asian Champion Hasanboy Dusmatov. These two boxers met each other in the final of the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships and both used the same tactics as in Belgrade one year ago. Bibossynov was patient in the first round and worked from longer distance to take a short lead after three minutes. The 29-year-old Uzbek worked hard in the second round while the Kazakh was too static in that part of the world-class game. Dusmatov continued his performance in the same way in the third and won his third Asian title after 2015 and 2017.

“I am so grateful to my coaches that I could make the people in Uzbekistan proud. This is my third Asian gold after this hard battle,” said Hasanboy Dusmatov after one of the top finals of the day.

Abdumalik Khalokov reached the top of the elite podium for the first time

The two best boxers of the Asian continent at the featherweight (57kg), Uzbekistani Abdumalik Khalokov and Serik Temirzhanov from Kazakhstan met in the final of the strong category in Amman. The World Boxing Championships silver medallist Khalokov moved down to this category this year and looked confident in the first round against the World Champion Kazakh who also found his best tempo. Khalokov moved ahead more in the second round and both landed a few effective jabs but the Uzbek was active enough to build up a tight advantage after six minutes.

“My opponent was seriously good, I prepared against him in the whole championships. After the first round, which I lost 3-2, my coach said “no worries, relax, do your tactics as we discussed” and the third round decided our contest,” commented his first Asian elite title Abdumalik Khalokov.

Abu Jajeh exceeded all of the previous expectations

Mongolian Erdenebat Tsendbaatar won the last two editions of the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships at the lightweight (60kg) but his replacement, Buyandalai Bayarkhuu also advanced to the finals. The Mongolian was patient and had the same fighting style as Mohammad Adnan Abu Jajeh who felt the strong support of the crowd. The 24-year-old Jordanian returned to the national team and boxed above his previous level this time and due to his second and third rounds he won a title for the host country.

“The Mongolian boxer was a good final opponent but I felt that I am in top shape and I can beat him. This was my very best performance, I prepared for this moment in my entire life.” said Mohammad Adnan Abu Jajeh.

Uzbekistani Ruslan Abdullayev was too strong for Shiva Thapa

Ruslan Abdullayev from Uzbekistan won the gold medal at the ASBC Asian U22 Boxing Championships this January and arrived in Amman to repeat that success. The 20-year-old Uzbek was amazing in the semi-finals of the light welterweight (63.5kg) and proved a strong start in the first round against Indian six-times medallist Shiva Thapa. Abdullaev took the lead in all of the five judges’ scorecards in the opening period and knocked down the 29-year-old Indian in the second. Thapa’s right leg was injured and the ringside doctor stopped the bout and confirmed Abdullayev’s RSCI victory.

“I won two big Asian championships this year but I still have a lot of  work this year, the Uzbekistan National Championships where I will meet my main rival, Mujibullo Tursunov once again,” said Ruslan Abdullayev.

The list of the winners at the ASBC Asian Men’s Boxing Championships

48kg: Sanzhar Tashkenbay, Kazakhstan

51kg: Hasanboy Dusmatov, Uzbekistan

54kg: Carlo Paalam, Philippines

57kg: Abdumalik Khalakov, Uzbekistan

60kg: Mohammad Adnan Abu Jajeh, Jordan

63.5kg: Ruslan Abdullayev, Uzbekistan

67kg: Bunjong Sinsiri, Thailand

71kg: Aslanbek Shymbergenov, Kazakhstan

75kg: Saidjamshid Jafarov, Uzbekistan

80kg: Hussein Iashaish, Jordan

86kg: Jakkapong Yomkhot, Thailand

92kg: Aibek Oralbay, Kazakhstan

+92kg: Lazizbek Mullojonov, Uzbekistan

The participating nations at the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships:

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, host Jordan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Syria, Chinese Taipei, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Vietnam