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Jordan boxers break through in Bangkok

By JT - Apr 22,2019 - Last updated at Apr 22,2019

AMMAN — Three more Jordanians have advanced to the quarter-finals of the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

Ziad Ishaish, Mohammed Younis and Ahmad Al Matbouli all won their fights on Sunday to reach the last eight. Ishaish, who won the 2018 Asian Games bronze, beat Chinese Taipei’s University World Champion, Pan Hung-Ming, with a unanimous decision in the -69kg weight and he will face Japan’s Sewan Okazawa on Tuesday.

Younis beat his opponent Faizullah Aryubi, of Afghanistan, in the light heavyweight (-81kg) competition, again receiving the verdict from all five judges to face Kyrgyzstan’s Erkin Adylbek in the quarter-finals.

Ahmad Al Matbouli made it a memorable day for Jordan with a victory in the -60kg division following another dominant display to beat Afghanistan’s Ali Reza Ahmadi. He will next fight Mongolia’s Tsendbataar Erdenebat, the 2018 Asian Games champion. Mohamed Gharaghir could not make a clean sweep of wins, losting his fyweight (-52kg) contest to North Korea’s Utah Baum.

The trio of victors join countrymen Obada Al Kissbeh (-64kg), Hussein Ishaish (-91kg) and Oday Hindawi (+91kg) in the quarter-finals.

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