Monday, December 04, 2006

Asian Games Amateur Boxing Competition

The boxing competition has started at the 15th Asian Games, in Doha, Qatar. The official site of the games has a detailed boxing page that has information about the international amateur rules of boxing, a very brief history of the sport, a list of the boxers who have won medals in past Asian Games, and a simple animation about amateur boxing and its scoring methods.

The site also has a boxing RSS page, so you can follow the latest news with your RSS aggregator and reader. A summary of the first day's action appears here. According to the news story, Manus Boonjumnong of Thailand scored a hard-earned win over Mongolia's Tuvshinbat Byamba.

The day's highest scoring bout featured two super-lightweight boxers. Taiwan's Tsai Yao Chun beat Mabkhot Yahya Hadadi of Saudi Arabia 42-30. With scores like that, the bout had to be an impressive contest and a real crowd pleaser. Way to go, guys!

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