Morocco’s featherweight Samghouli Soulaimane and Egypt’s heavyweight Abdelzahir Khaled Mostafa are through to the World Youth Boxing Championships quarter-finals.
On a tense but successful day for the African boxers, Soulaimane was furious in attack stopping Germany’s Esfahani Johar Shenason in 50 seconds of the second round during the round of 16 bouts on Sunday (November 20) in La Nucia, Spain.
Under intense bombardment from the Moroccan warrior, Spanish referee Juan Romero Hernandez wisely stepped in to stop the fight.
Mostafa had no time to waste with Korea’s Seung Shin Yoo whom he hit repeatedly like a speedball that Ireland referee Paul McMahon had no choice but waive it off at 2min, 1 second of the first round.
The two now join Egypt’s cruiserweight Ibrahim Hamza Tamim in the quarter-finals which start today (November 21) with a total of 52 bouts. Altogether Africa has three quarter-finalists.
In today’s quarters, the two Egyptian boxers will be in action with Tamim facing Ireland’s Osaro Ojo Nathan while Mostafa meets Uzbekistan’s Aynazar Kenesbaev.