Junior Boys and Girls Boxing Championship concludes

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Rajeh Hiassat is pictured in red, before his bout with Saif Tareq in blue. (Photo: Yaman Al-Helo/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Jordan’s Junior Boys and Girls Boxing Championship finals took place at Rashed Al-Zyoud Arena in Sports City this week.

The event was held by the Jordanian Boxing Federation and concluded on Tuesday.اضافة اعلان

The tournament serves as an opportunity to discover new talent, and the level of competition is perfect for members of the national team to get experience.

Winner of the championship’s over 81kg weight class, Rajeh Hiassat, told Jordan News: “I appreciate my family and everyone from my hometown showing up to support me. I think it added to the experience of me coming back to the ring after a long while of not competing, neither for my club or the national team.”  

“I would like to dedicate this win to my teammate and dear friend. May he rest in peace, Rashid Sweissat; he is still in our thoughts and prayers,” he added.

An exciting atmosphere surrounded the ring as fans were allowed to attend and arrived in numbers to support their favorite up-and-coming Jordanian boxers.

The winner in the 75kg weight class, Nabeel Alawneh, had everyone on the edge of their seats after delivering an outstanding performance against silver medalist Own Tayseer.

In an interview with Jordan News, Alawneh said: “Winning always feels amazing, it is an incredible feeling, especially after playing the sport for more seven years and now it’s paying off.”

In addition, the girl’s matches saw great performances from Aya Swendeh, who won the 54kg gold; Mays Nedal, who won the 57kg gold; Nour Saeed, who won the 60kg gold; and Noha Al-Zoubi, who won the 63kg weight class.

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