Belarus’ best boxer Dzmitry Asanau is finalist in the FISU University World Boxing Championships

06 September 2018 News

The fifth competition day was held in the FISU University World Boxing Championships in Elista where the last 12 semi-finals bouts were on the official program. Belarus’ best boxer Dzmitry Asanau impressed once again in the event and he will be meeting for the title against Russia’s Gabil Mamedov which could be an exciting final in Elista.

Elista is located in the Southern part of the Russian Federation, it is the capital city of the Republic of Kalmykia. The FISU University World Boxing Championships holds every two years, the last edition was hosted by the city of Chiang Mai in Thailand. In the new edition 110 women and men boxers are fighting for the 13 gold medals of the FISU University World Boxing Championships.

France’s EUBC European Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships bronze medallist Wassila Lkhadiri advanced to the finals of the FISU University World Boxing Championships on Day4 and following that her teammate Amina Zidani has done the same strong job in the second part of the semi-finals. Zidani, who joined to the national team last year, controlled all of the rounds against Hungary’s returning boxer Kornelia Kitti Nagy and will be boxing in the finals of the women’s lightweight (60kg).

Russia’s Ornella Kheteyeva claimed medals in several international events in Kazakhstan, Russia and other countries in the recent one year. The Russian boxer, who moved down one category to compete at the lightweight (60kg), started nervously against Germany’s Ramona Graeff but finally her hand was raised after the last gong. Kheteyeva is a strong fighter who will be boxing for the gold medal with France’s Amina Zidani.

Belarus’ Rio 2016 Olympian and EUBC European U22 Champion Dzmitry Asanau is the best boxer from his nation in spite of the fact he is only 22 now. The Belarusian lightweight (60kg) boxer impressed with his counter-attacking style against Kyrgyzstan’s Munarbek Seyitbek Uulu and advanced to the finals in Elista. Asanau’s last opponent will be Russia’s EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Gabil Mamedov who was too strong for Kazakhstan’s Yerzhan Ordabayev.

Russia’s Magomedrasul Suleymanov is a new face at the men’s light heavyweight (81kg) who has not got enough experiences in the international stages yet but he performed strongly against Azerbaijan’s Dzhabrail Elekov in his semi-final. The Russian boxer won that bout by unanimous decision and can prepares to his difficult final against Tajikistan’s best boxer 21-year-old Shabbos Negmatulloev who was quarter-finalist in the Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships.

Armenia’s Gurgen Hovhannisyan claimed silver medal in the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships two years ago in Russia and he returned to the country to get another top result this time as an elite boxer. The 20-year-old Armenian super heavyweight (+91kg) boxer dominated his fight against Belarus’ Dzmitry Makarevich and he is now at least silver medallist in Elista. Hovhannisyan will be meeting for the title with Russia’s Pavel Doroshilov who eliminated Latvia’s best Evanders Servuts on Day5.

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