Two boxers to represent Palestine at the Asian boxing championships

RAMALLAH� Two boxers are getting ready to represent Palestine at the Asian Confederation Men’s Elite Boxing Championships (ASBC), which will commence on April 30 in the Uzbek capital Tashkent, according to a statement by the Palestine Boxing Federation (PBF).

It said Qasem Abu Dabaat, who will compete in the 75 kilogram weight, and Ahmad Harara, in the 69 weight, from the West Bank and Gaza Strip respectively, will represent Palestine at the ASBC. They will travel with the coach of the national boxing team Nader Jayyousi.

PBF head, Fawzi Asafreh, said he hopes the Palestine team will win in the Asia games to qualify for the International Boxing Association (AIBA) World Boxing Championships which is scheduled to be held in Germany on August 25 in spite of the scarcity of funds.

The Palestinian team will leave home on Friday heading to Uzbekistan, said Jayyousi.

The boxing event is Abu Dabaat’s first international competition while Harara has played several games and won a bronze medal in Morocco in 2014, and also played in China and Brazil.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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