Mary Kom (TOI Picture)
NEW DELHI: Six-time AIBA Ladies’s World Champion and five-time ASBC Asian Ladies’s champion Mary Kom will compete within the flyweight (51kg) in Dubai within the upcoming Asian ladies’s Boxing Championships.
The upcoming ASBC Asian males’s and girls’s Boxing Championships, that are scheduled to be held in New Delhi have been relocated to Dubai, United Arab Emirates because of the present COVID-19 scenario.
Boxers born between 1980 and 2002 are eligible to take part within the ASBC Asian males’s and girls’s Elite Boxing Championships in 10 weight classes each for women and men.
Indian boxer Mary Kom, who’s an Asian Video games winner and Commonwealth Video games gold medallist, will begin the match as favorite within the ladies’s class. She has gained most of her titles within the gentle flyweight (48kg), however due to the Olympic weight classes, Kom will compete within the flyweight.
“Within the absence of the highly effective Chinese language, Japanese, DPR Korean and Vietnamese stars of this weight class, Mary Kom may very well be the primary favourite in Dubai. She returned to the worldwide stage after one yr of a break on the Boxam match this March, the place she claimed a bronze medal. Mary Kom’s essential rival may very well be Kazakhstan’s two-time AIBA Ladies’s World Champion Nazym Kyzaibay on the upcoming occasion,” the Worldwide Boxing Affiliation (AIBA) mentioned in an official assertion.
“Among the many boxing powers of the Asian continent, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, India, Thailand, Philippines, Mongolia, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan registered to take part within the forthcoming Championships. Such creating boxing nations within the Asian continent as Afghanistan, Laos, Macau, Nepal, Qatar, Sri Lanka and Yemen additionally will attend the competitors,” it added.
Bahrain has made its debut on the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships, and the nation will return to the upcoming version in Dubai. Kuwait returned after a break on the 2019 ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships in Bangkok, however this time, the nation will attend the brand new version with a much bigger staff.
Among the many defending AIBA Males’s Elite World Champions, Uzbekistan’s trio Shakhobiddin Zoirov, Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov and Bakhodir Jalolov, moreover, Kazakhstan’s Bekzad Nurdauletov will probably be there in Dubai. AIBA Ladies’s World Champions, Philippines’ Nesthy Petecio can be planning to attend.
The defending AIBA World Champion within the males’s flyweight (52kg) is Uzbekistan’s Shakhobiddin Zoirov, who defeated one in every of his essential rivals, Kazakhstan’s two-time ASBC Asian Youth champion Makhmud Sabyrkhan, within the closing of the Governor Cup final week.
Zoirov defeated India’s star Amit Panghal on the 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships in Ekaterinburg. Their doable re-match may very well be one other spotlight of this weight class.
Kyrgyzstan’s former ASBC Asian champion Azat Usenaliev gained nearly all of his worldwide contests within the earlier years whereas South Korea’s AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Kim In Kyu, Thailand’s new sensation Thitisan Panmod and Philippines’ Carlo Paalam are additionally on the registration checklist.
Uzbekistan’s defending AIBA World champion Bakhodir Jalolov defeated his Kazakh rival Kamshybek Kunkabayev within the closing of the tremendous heavyweight (+91kg) on the 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships and within the final two editions of the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships.
Kunkabayev defeated his 202cm Uzbek star within the World Sequence of Boxing and the Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships. The neighbouring rivals knew one another effectively, and their subsequent doable assembly in Dubai may very well be an actual spotlight. The Kazakh boxer was one of many Ambassadors of the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Kielce, Poland.