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Jordan’s Ishaish wins at Asia debut

By JT - Feb 04,2019 - Last updated at Feb 04,2019

AMMAN — Olympic boxer Hussein Ishaish shows why he is considered as one of the world’s top amateur heavyweight fighters by winning his first fight, whilst representing Asia on Saturday night, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

Ishaish beat Czech champion Jerry Havel in the Asian vs Europe contest which is seeing the best fighters from both continents go toe-to-toe.

Despite fighting in his opponent’s host city, Ishaish displayed the skills that saw him reach the quarter-finals of the 2016 Rio Olympics with an accomplished display that led to a second-round knock-out victory.

It was a tremendous start to a year that will see Ishaish try to secure a place for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games through a number of international competitions.

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