Uzbek boxers earn 5 quota places for Tokyo 2020 at the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event

All of the 28 winners of the day advanced to the semi-finals and qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Kazakhstan, India, China, Uzbekistan, Australia, Jordan, Philippines, Chinese Taipei, Thailand and New Zealand earned the first 28 spots for Tokyo.

More than 220 boxers are competing in the event which is one of the most important Asian challenges of the year. Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, India, China, Australia, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Chinese Taipei, Tajikistan, Jordan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Philippines attend in the event with the biggest and strongest delegations in Amman.

Uzbekistan’s Bobo-Usmon Baturov and Kazakhstan’s Ablaikhan Zhussupov won their key fights on Day6

Uzbekistan’s ASBC Asian Champion and Asian Games winner Bobo-Usmon Baturov realized his quota place for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games following his success over China’s veteran boxer Maimaitituersun Qiong at the welterweight (69kg). Kazakhstan’s Ablaikhan Zhussupov defeated Thailand’s Asian Games winner Wuttichai Masuk in the Yekaterinburg 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships therefore the two stars knew each other well enough. Masuk used better tactic than last time but Zhussupov was able to beat his experienced Thai rival once again.

Uzbekistan’s Sanjar Tursunov defeated his Iranian rival on Day6

Uzbekistan’s Sanjar Tursunov was bronze medallist in the Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships short after his 19th birthday. The ASBC Asian Boxing Championships silver medallist heavyweight (91kg) boxer had to meet in a key quarter-final bout with Iran’s Toufan Sharifi who joined to the national team only last year. The Uzbek boxer began the bout better than his Iranian opponent but both boxers increased their rhythms in the second period. Sharifi launched many punches but Tursunov’s defense was too good for the Iranian and the Uzbek won all of the rounds in each scorecard.

The favourite boxers dominated their quarter-finals at the super heavyweight (+91kg)

Uzbekistan’s defending AIBA World Champion Bakhodir Jalolov is the main favourite at the super heavyweight (+91kg) in Amman where he had to do his very best to beat Bahrain’s No.1 Denys Latypov in the quarter-finals. India’s experienced Satish Kumar was too strong for Mongolia’s veteran Daivii Otgonbayar before Australia’s AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Justis Huni defeated New Zealand’s Leuila Mau’u. The fourth quota place in this weight class was earned by Kazakhstan’s two-time AIBA World Boxing Championships silver medallist Kamshybek Kunkabayev who demonstrated his power against China’s Xinjiang-based Maimaiti Ahemaiti.

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