International Sports Masters G.Gan-Erdene and B.Chinzorig fought for gold medals on the last day of the 2017 Asian Boxing Championships on May 8 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. They both lost and settled for silver medals.
In men’s 49 kg fight, International Sports Master G.Gan-Erdene lost to Rio 2016 Olympics gold medalist Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan 5:0 in the final. G.Gan-Erdene previously won a bronze medal at the 2015 Asian Boxing Championships.
Winner of the Army World Championship B.Chinzorig faced boxer of Uzbekistan Holdarov Ikboljon in the men’s 64 kg final. The fight ended 5:0 for Ikboljon. This is the first medal B.Chinzorig won at the Asian Boxing Championships.
Rio 2016 Olympics bronze medalist, State Honored Athlete D.Otgondalai claimed a bronze medal in the men’s 60 kg category. He lost to Indian boxer Shiva Thapa 2:3 in the silver medal match. D.Otgondalai won a silver medal at the 2011 Asian Boxing Championships, gold medal in 2015 and bronze in 2017.
International Sports Master B.Tuvshinbat secured a bronze medal in the men’s 69 kg event. He seized a silver medal in 2007 and bronze medals in 2011, 2015 and 2017.
By earning medals from the 2017 Asian Boxing Championships, the Mongolian boxers have qualified to compete in the 2017 World Boxing Championships, which will be held from August 25 to September 3 in Hamburg, Germany.
More than 200 boxers from 29 countries competed in the 2017 Asian Boxing Championships. Mongolia was represented by nine boxers under the guidance of coach D.Batsuren.