Baku 2011 Medal Standing

9 10 2011

The 2011 AIBA World Boxing championships has ended the first batch of olympic slots for boxing have been given. The Baku 2011 was dominated by Ukraine, as the former Soviet state garnered 4 gold medals and 1 silver. They surprised teams like Russia in the heavier weight categories. England had a tough final day as 3 of its boxers settled for silver medals. Zou Shiming got a gold for China and he is still undefeated since 2005 in the lightest weight class. The African continent was only awarded 1 slot  from the world championships. Many experts fell that AIBA is giving too much allocation to a continent where boxing is not an important sport. Asia and Europe has filled more than half of their allocations. Africa had 52 slots while Asia has 56 and Europe 78.

Final Medal Standing

Pos. Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1

 Ukraine

4

1

0

5

2

 Cuba

2

1

0

3

3

 Azerbaijan

1

1

0

2

4

 Russia

1

0

2

3

5

 Brazil

1

0

1

2

5

 China

1

0

1

2

7

 Great Britain

0

3

1

3

8

 Kazakhstan

0

2

2

4

9

 Japan

0

1

0

1

9

 South Korea

0

1

0

1

11

 Italy

0

0

2

2

11

 Uzbekistan

0

0

2

2

13

 Belarus

0

0

1

1

13

 Germany

0

0

1

1

13

 India

0

0

1

1

13

 Ireland

0

0

1

1

13

 Lithuania

0

0

1

1

13

 Mongolia

0

0

1

1

13

 Romania

0

0

1

1

13

 Tajikistan

0

0

1

1

13

 United States

0

0

1

1

Total

 Road to
London 2012

10

10

20

40

 

 





AIBA World Boxing Championships Final Results

9 10 2011

Here are the results of the Final matches in Baku 2011

Men’s Light Flyweight (-49Kg)
Shiming ZOU  20 – 11  Jong SHIN (2)

Zou Shiming of China continue his dominance of the light-flyweight division as he won ,20-11 , against South Korea’s Shin Jong.  Shiming won his 3rd World Championships after winning in 2005 and 2007.

Men’s Flyweight (-52Kg)

Misha ALOIAN (1)  13 – 12  Andrew SELBY (10)

The 2009 Bronze medallis Misha Aloian struck gold as he beat Andrew Selby, 13-12. Selby is the winner of the European championships. Aloain also won a close match with American Raushee Warren in the semis.

Men’s Bantamweight (-56Kg)

Luke CAMPBELL  10 – 14  Lazaro ALVAREZ

Former AIBA Cadet champion Lazaro Alvarez of Cuba is now a world champion. He beat the 2008 European champion Luke Campbell of England in the finals. Alvarez is one of the 3 Cubans who are in the finals.

Men’s Lightweight (-60Kg)

Vasyl LOMACHENKO  17 – 12  Yasnier TOLEDO (3)

2009 Featherweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko won the 2011 Lightweight gold medal after beating Cuban Yasneir Toledo Lopez. Lomachenko is the first of 5 Ukranians in the finals. He jumpstarted the Ukrainian gold rush by beating the highly ranked Cuban. 

Men’s Light Welterweight (-64Kg)

Denys BERINCHYK  23 – 26  Everton dos SANTOS 

PanAmerican Games Silver Medallist Everton dos Santos of Brazil outclassed Denys Berinchy of Ukraine. Brazil wob 1 gold and 1 bronze in this year’s world amateur championships.

Men’s Welterweight (-69Kg)=
Serik SAPIYEV  10 – 16   Taras SHELESTYUK

Ukraine won its second Gold medal with the 16-10 victory of Taras Shelestyuk over the 2007 and 2007 winner Serik Sapiyev of Kazakhstan.

Men’s Middleweight (-75Kg)

Ryota MURATA  22 – 24  Ievgen KHYTROV 

Ukraine got its third gold when Ievgen Khytrov beat upset-conscious Japanese Ryota Murata, 24-22.

Men’s Light Heavyweight (-81Kg)

Julio la CRUZ  17 – 13  Adilbek NIYAZYMBETOV
Cuba’s Julio la Cruz won the second gold medal for Cuba as he survived Adilbel Niyazymbetov, 17-13. Cuba had a modest 2 gold 1 silver haul in this year’s world championships.

Men’s Heavyweight (-91Kg)

Oleksandr USYK (8)  25 – 15  Teymur MAMMADOV (3)

Usyk upgraded his 2009 silver medal into a 2011 gold medal as he beat local hero Teyur Mammadov in the heavyweight finals. Mammadov reigning Euorpean champ. Usyk’s gold made Ukraine the biggest winner in Baku with 4 golds in 5 final matches.

Men’s Super Heavyweight (+91Kg)

Anthony JOSHUA  21 – 22  Magomedrasul MEDZHIDOV (2)

Medzhidov silenced the critics of the rankings here in Baku as he won the only gold medal for Azerbaijan in a very close 22-21 victory over England’s Anthony Joshua.

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AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011 Semifinals: Partials Results from different weight classes

7 10 2011

Here are the other results of the semifinal matches at the AIBA World Boxing Championships held in Baku, Azerbaijan:

Men’s Bantamweight (-56Kg)

Luke CAMPBELL  +12 – 12  John NEVIN (4)
Anvar YUSUNOV (6)  13 – 18  Lazaro ALVAREZ

Luke Campbell will gun for a gold medal after defeating Irish John Nevin. The match actually ended 12-12 but judges gave the nod to the 2008 European Champion from England. Campbell’s finals opponent is against rising star Lazaro Alvarez of Cuba. Alvarez won , 18-13, against Anvar Yusunov of Tajikistan.

 

Men’s Light Welterweight (-64Kg)

Denys BERINCHYK  31 – 18  Thomas STALKER (5)
Everton dos SANTOS  16 – 7  Vincenzo MANGIACAPRE

Denys Berinchyk’s amazing run continues as he defeated the 5th ranked Thomas Stalker of England by a lopsided 31-18 score. He will face 2007 PanAm silver medallist Éverton dos Santos Lopes of Brazil, who easily won against Italian Vincenzo Mangiacapre.

Men’s Middleweight (-75Kg)

Ryota MURATA  24 – 11  Esquiva FALCAO

Ievgen KHYTROV  RSCH r.2 (1:25)  Bogdan JURATONI 

Ryota Murata has once again showed his superb form this week as he disposed off Esquiva Falcao of Brazil. The Japanese middleweight will battle another surprising performer in Ievgen KHYTROV of Ukraine who knocked out Bogdan JURATONI  of Romania in the other semifinal bout

Men’s Heavyweight (-91Kg)

Oleksandr USYK (8)  23 – 10  SiarheiKARNEYEU 

Teymur MAMMADOV (3)  RET. r.2 (3:00)  XuanxuanWANG (10)

In the Heavyweight division, the seedings were right as 8th seed Oleksandr USYK (UKR) and 3rd seed Teymur Mammadov  of host country Azerbaijan advanced to the gold match.  Wang Xuanxuan and Siarhei Karneyeu  will get bronze medals and an assured Olympic slot for their performance in the tournament.

 





AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011 Light-flyweight: Zou and Shin win; Barriga gets free trip to London

7 10 2011

The light flyweight semifinal matches are finished. Chinese boxer Zou continued his domination in the lightest weight level as he beat Russian David Ayrapetyan, 15-8. The victory means that Filipino pug Mark Anthony Barriga gets an olympic slot since AIBA awards the top 10 boxers in the lighter weight divisions. Shin Jong of Korea won the other semifinal bout and he will face Zou in the gold medal match.

Men’s Light Flyweight (-49Kg)

ZOU Shiming  15 – 8  David AYRAPETYAN (4)

Serdamba PUREVDORJ (3)  11 – 20  SHIN Jong (2)





AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011: Semifinal match-ups and preview Part II

6 10 2011

Men’s Middleweight (-75Kg)

Ryota MURATA  vs  Esquiva FALCAO

Murata is one of the biggest revelations in the tournament as he beat reigning champion Abbos Atoev of Uzbekistan in the first round of Baku 2011. He will face Esquiva Falcao Florentino of Brazil.

Ievgen KHYTROV  vs  Bogdan JURATONI 

Ukraine’s Khytov faces Romanian Juaratoni for the other spot in the middle weight finals. This is the most successful big tournament for both boxers.

Men’s Light Heavyweight (-81Kg)

Egor MEKHONTSEV (1)  vs  Julio la CRUZ

Egor MEKHONTSEV of Russia has  a chance to defend his gold medal in Milan 2009. He will face Cuba‘s Julio de la Cruz Peraza, who had a very surprising tournament so far.

Adilbek NIYAZYMBETOV  vs  Elshod RASULOV (7)
NIYAZYMBETOV is peaking at the right time as he had abbreviated wins in his last 2 bouts. Uzbekistan’s Rasulov is seeded 7th and he is the reigning Asian Games Champ and the silver medallist in  Milan 2009.

Men’s Heavyweight (-91Kg)

Oleksandr USYK (8)  vs  Siarhei KARNEYEU

The heavyweight semis will feature a match between 2009 World Championship silver medal winner Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine (lost to  MEKHONTSEV ) and Siarhei Karneyeu of Belarus, a quarterfinalist in the EU Boxing Championships in Ankara earlier this year. 

Teymur MAMMADOV (3)  vs  Xuanxuan WANG (10)
The other heavy weight pairing will be between 2 seeded fighters. 3rd seed  Teymur Mammadov  of host country Azerbaijan is the reigning European Champion. He will slug it out with China’s Wang Xuanxuan, the 2011 Asian Confederation Boxing champ.

Men’s Super Heavyweight (+91Kg)

Anthony JOSHUA  vs  Erik PFEIFER

England’s Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua clinched a medal and olympic spot after upsetting Italian World and Olympic champion Robert Cammarelle in the quarterfinals, 15-13. He is will face German Erik Pfeifer who is competing in his second world championships. Pfeifer beat 2009 Milan Silver medallist Roman Kapitonenko in the round of 16, 22-14.

Ivan DYCHKO  vs  Magomedrasul MEDZHIDOV  (2)

  

The other pairing pits Kazakhstan’s Ivan Dychko, 2010 Asian Games Silver medallist againt the controversial 2nd seed Magomedrasul MEDZHIDOV  of the host country.





AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011: Semifinal match-ups and preview Part I

6 10 2011
Purevdorjiin Serdamba, Olympic silver medalist

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Men’s Light Flyweight (-49Kg)

ZOU Shiming   vs  David AYRAPETYAN (4)

Serdamba PUREVDORJ (3)  vs  SHIN Jong  (2)

Three of the top 4 seeded boxers are in the semi-finals of the light flyweight division in the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships. The only unseeded boxer in the Final 4 is none other than Zou Shiming, the defending Olympic champion. Zou is also got the gold in the 2005 and 2007 world championships, and he is the 2006 and 2010 Asian Games Gold medallist. It is quite strange that he is not even seeded in this tournament owing to his lofty resume. Zou’s oppinent David AYRAPETYAN is the 2009 world championship silver medallist in the light flyweight division. He also won the 2006 European Championships.Zou and Ayrapetyan met at the  World Championships 2007 with the Chinese boxer winning the bout, 28-17. The other pairing pits Serdamba PUREVDORJ of Mongolia against Korean SHIN Jong. Purevdorj is the reigning World Champion (won over Ayrapetyan) and Olympic Silver medallist (lost to Zou). Shin Jong-Hun won a bronze medal in the 2009 World Championships after losing to Ayrapetyan, 1-9, in the semifinals. The four light flyweights are familiar with each other they are indeed the top of their class in the last few years. The semifinal bouts are definitely are to predict. Will it be a 2009 rematch? Will Zou reign again? Will Shin make a career breakthrough? We will know soon.

Men’s Flyweight (-52Kg)

Misha ALOIAN (1)  vs  Raushee WARREN (4)

Jasurbek LATIPOV  vs  Andrew SELBY (10)

3 seeded boxers are in the semifinals of the below 52 kg category. Russian Misha Aloian is a bronze medallist in 2009. He will fight Warren, the 2007 champion. Raushee Warren qualified for his third straight olympics. 10th seeded Andrew Selby is the reigning European Champion. He will face Uzbekistan’s Latipov who used to campaign in the light flyweight division. The Aloian-Warren match would be one of the marquee bouts this round.

Men’s Bantamweight (-56Kg)

Luke CAMPBELL  vs  John NEVIN (4)
Anvar YUSUNOV (6)  vs  Lazaro ALVAREZ

Luke Campbell, the 2008 European Champion faces John Nevin, a bronze medallist in 2009 World championships in the semifinals of the men’s bantamweight. The other match will be between the 6th-seeded Anvar Yusunov of Tajikistan and Cuba’s Lazaro Alvarez. Alvarez is one of the 6 boxers from the vaunted Cuba boxing team to get an automatic slot to London. He was an AIBA Cadet World Champion


Men’s Lightweight (-60Kg)

Domenico VALENTINO (1)  vs  Vasyl LOMACHENKO
Yasnier TOLEDO (3)  vs  Gani ZHAILAUOV 

In the lightweight division, Domenico VALENTINO just needs to win 2 more bouts to defend his 2009 gold medal in Milan. The Italian will face Ukraine’s Lomachenko, who also was a gold medallist in Milan but in the featherweight division. The Ukranian was also a gold medallist in the 2008 Olympics. The other semifinalists are Yasneir Toledo Lopez and the Panamerican champion and former World Junior Champion, and Kazakhstan’s Gani Zhailaouv, an Asian Championships bronze medal winner.

Men’s Light Welterweight (-64Kg)

Denys BERINCHYK  vs  Thomas STALKER (5)
Everton dos SANTOS  vs  Vincenzo MANGIACAPRE

Thomas Stalker of England is the only seeded fighter left in the light welterweight category. He is the 2010 Commonwealth Games champ and a silver medallist in the 2011 European Championships. He will battle Ukraine’s Berinchyk who upset reigning world champion Roniel Iglesias in the first round in Baku 2011. The other pairing is between Éverton dos Santos Lopes of Brazil, the 2007 PanAm silver medallist, and the surprising Vincenzo MANGIACAPRE of Italy.

Men’s Welterweight (-69Kg)

Serik SAPIYEV  vs  Egidijus KAVALIAUSKAS

Taras SHELESTYUK  vs  Krishan VIKAS 

The welterweight class is one of the most difficult to predict as no seeded boxer made it to the Top 4. Sapiyev is the 2005 and 2007 world champion. Lituania’s Kavaliauskas qualified for his second straight olympics. Ukraine’s Shelestyuk is a European Bronze medallist. Vikas Krishan Yadav of India is the 2010 Asian Youth and World Youth champion.

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AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011: Saludar’s hopes alive as Warren wins Quarterfinal bout

6 10 2011
English boxer Yafai

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Baku, Azerbaijan –  Rau’Shee WARREN (USA) won against England’s Khalid Saeed YAFAI, 14-9, to set-up an interesting pairing against the top seed Misha Aloyan of Russia. If Warren beats Aloyan, he will tow Filipino Olympic hopeful Rey Saludar to the 2012 London Olympics. Warren beat Saludar in their Last 16 encounter.

Here are the other quarterfinal results:

 

Men’s Flyweight (-52Kg) Quarterfinals

Misha ALOYAN (RUS) b. Elvin MAMISHZADE (AZE)  14-12
Rau’Shee WARREN (USA) b. Khalid Saeed YAFAI (ENG)  14-9
Jasurbek LATIPOV (UZB) b. Vincenzo PICARDI (ITA)  18-11
Andrew SELBY (WAL) b. Michael CONLAN (IRL)  25-24

Men’s Lightweight (-60Kg) Quarterfinals

Domenico VALENTINO (ITA) b. Miklos VARGA (HUN)  27-13
Vasyl LOMACHENKO (UKR) b. Fazliddin GAIBNAZAROV (UZB)  18-10
Yasniel TOLEDO LOPEZ (CUB) b. Soon Chul HAN (KOR)  15-10
Gani ZHAILAUOV (KAZ) b. Jai BHAGWAN (IND)  11-10

Men’s Welterweight (-69Kg) Quarterfinals

Serik SAPIYEV (KAZ) b. Errol SPENCE (USA)  20-10
Egidijus KAVALIAUSKAS (LTU) b. Fred EVANS (WAL)  RSCH r.2
Taras SHELESTYUK (UKR) b. Andrey ZAMKOVOY (RUS)  +13-13
Krishan VIKAS (IND) b. Vasilii BELOUS (MDA)  9-8

Men’s Super Heavyweight (+91Kg) Quarterfinals

Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni JOSHUA (ENG) b. Roberto CAMMARELLE (ITA)  15-13
Erik PFEIFER (GER) b. Viktar ZUYEU (BLR)  18-15
Ivan DYCHKO (KAZ) b. Filip HRGOVIC (CRO)  20-16
Magomedrasul MAJIDOV (AZE) b. Erislandy SAVON COTILLA (CUB)   RSCH r.2