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24/04/2017 12:28

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CAIRO (Egypt)- The Algerian boxing team (juniors) snatched five medals (2 gold, 3 silver) at the end of the finals of the Arab Junior Championship organized from 5 to 8 March at the Al Maadi Olympic Complex in Cairo (Egypt).

The two gold medals were won by Aidel Mazigh (56 kg) who beat Egyptian Merouane Mamdouh Medbouli and his teammate Djalal Bouchkouk (75 Kg), who won against Egyptian Moayed Eddine Walid.     

The two other Algerian boxers in the finals of this Arab championship who snatched the silver medals are Aït-Beka Salim (49 Kg), who lost in the final against Yemeni boxer Chouail Ghanem while his compatriot Aghiles Chebah (52 Kg) was defeated by Egyptian Mostapha Mohamed Fahmi.

For his part, Mounir Benaamane (64 kg) lost his duel against Tunisian Haythem Beraki.

The Algerian team took part in this championship with eight boxers, five of which qualified for the finals.

 In addition to Algeria and Egypt (host country), eleven countries took part in this Arab Championship: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Yemen, Libya, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Sudan, Tunisia and Morocco.

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Brazil)- Algerian Mohamed Flissi (52 kg) qualified for the quarter finals of the 2016 Olympic Games boxing tournament by winning against Bulgarian Daniel Asenov (3-0) Monday, at the Rio Centro Arena.

The Bronze medalist of the 2015 world Championship in Doha (Qatar) left no chance to his opponent of the day, who was unable to follow the pace set by the Algerian boxer in the three rounds of the fight.

Following the elimination of seven out of eight boxers engaged in the Rio games, the hopes of national boxing rely on Mohamed Flissi, last Algerian competing in this Olympic boxing tournament.

In the quarter finals scheduled for Wednesday (7:45 p.m. Algerian time), Flissi will face Venezuelan Finol Yoel Segundo (19 years old), who beat British Ali Muhammed.

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Brazil)- Algerian Abdelhafid Benchebla (81 kg) qualified to the quarter finals of the boxing tournament of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games by defeating Venezuelan Ramirez Albert Ramon (2-0) Thursday at the Rio Centre arena

After missing the first round against his opponent of the day, the reigning African champion found the strength to come back the last two rounds thanks to, notably, his technique but especially his physical freshness.

Twice ranked fifth in his two previous Olympic participations, Benchebla will face, in the quarter finals scheduled Sunday, British Buatsi Joshua who defeated by knockout, Uzbek  Rasulov Elshod.

Following this qualification, Algeria has two boxers in the quarter finals.

The boxers are Ablehafid Benchebla (81 kg) and Reda Benbaziz (60kg) who will face Mongolian Otgondalai Dorjnyambuu Friday at 10:00 p.m. (Algerian time).

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RIO DE JANERIRO- Algerian boxer Reda Benbaaziz (60kg) qualified for the quarter finals of the boxing tournament of the Olympic Games 2016, by beating Russian Adlan Abdurashidov (3-0), Tuesday evening in “Rio Centro” arena.

In the quarter finals, scheduled for Friday at 10.00 p.m (local time), Benbaaziz will play against Otgondalai Dorjnyambuu from Mongolia who defeated Enrico Lacruz from the Netherlands (2-1).



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ALGIERS- Boxers Zine Eddine Benmakhlouf and Lars Bouchholz respected the weight limit for their fight for title of World Boxing Federation (WBF) lightweight champion scheduled Thursday at the Harsha Hassen Sports Hall in Algiers.

Nicknamed the “Algerian Rocky,” Benmakhlouf, 39 years old on May 5th, was crowned world champion by the World Boxing Federation after his victory against Hungarian Halasz Gabor on 6 March 2015 in Berlin (Germany).

“The fight is in 24 hours and I can’t wait to be on the ring. I have been preparing this fight for three months with my team and coach Lallaoui in order to keep my world champion title in front of my crowd in Algiers,” said Benmakhlouf.

When asked about the last minute change of opponent, Benmakhlouf said that this change will not affect his preparation.

German boxer Bouchholz was called for this boxing match following the withdrawal of Argentinian Emilio Valori, who had difficulties leaving the Argentinian territory due to a disagreement with local authorities, said organizers.

Benmakhlouf’s trainer, Nacer Lallaoui thanked the German boxer for coming to Algiers at the last minute to take up the challenge, while he was in the midst of preparations for another fight.

For his part, Bouchholz (34), with 34 fights in professional (27 victories, 7 defeats) said that he is in Algiers to win the World champion belt.

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YAOUNDE (Cameroon)- Algerian boxer Mohamed Flissi (52kg) has qualified for the Olympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), after defeating Mokhotho Moroko from Lesotho (3–0) on Thursday at the pre-Olympic tournament's semifinal, hosted by Yaounde, Cameroon.

Flissi dominated his opponent in all three rounds (30-27, 30-27, 30-24).

In the morning session of the seventh day of the tournament, two other Algerian boxers Reda Benbaaziz (60 kg) and Chouaib Bouloudinat (91 kg) also booked berths to Rio 2016 after beating Seychelles' Andrique Allisop and Tunisia's Hassen Chaktami respectively.

Abdelkader Chadi (64 kg) and Lyes Abbadi (75 kg) have already booked tickets to Rio 2016 Olympics owing to their rankings on AIBA Pro-Boxing for Chadi, and the World Series of Boxing (WSB) for Abbadi. 

Four other Algerian pugilists will try to qualify for Rio Olympics, namely Zoheir Kedache (69 kg) and Abdelhafid Benchabla (81 kg) in men's events and Souhila Bouchene (48-51 kg) and Ilhem Mekhaled (57-60 kg) in female events.




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YAOUNDE- Algerian boxer Fahem Hamachi (56 kg) qualified Monday for the quarterfinals of the pre-Olympic tournament which is being held in Yaoundé (Cameroon), by beating Beninese Aliou-Clement Loko.

In the quarterfinals, scheduled for Wednesday, Hamachi will play against the winner of the match between Tunisian Bilel Mhamdi and Namibian Fillipus Nghitumbwa.

Fahem Hamachi joins his teammates Zoheïr Keddache (69 kg) and Reda Benbaâziz (60 kg) who also qualified after defeating Beninese Justin Hounkpevi and Ugandan Sulaïman Segawa respectively, disqualified by the referees in the second round.

For his part, Zoheir Toudjine (49 kg) was eliminated from the competition after his defeat Monday against Cameroonian Fotsala Simplice


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ALGIERS- Algeria's senior men boxing team will participate in the World Boxing Championships, to take place in Qatar's Doha from 5 to 15 October, with seven pugilists, announced Monday the national technical director, Mourad Meziane.

Six Algerian boxers booked their berths for the world championships at the African championships in Casablanca (18-23 August 2015). While the seventh pugilist, Litim Khalil (56 Kg), bronze winner at Casablanca African championships, was chosen by the International Boxing Federation (AIBA).  

The Algeria delegation will leave for Qatar on Saturday 2 October.

The seven Algerian boxers are: Mohamed Flissi (52 Kg), Litim Khalil (56 Kg), Reda Benbaaziz (60 Kg), Abdelkader Chadi (64 Kg), Abdelhafid Benchebla (81 Kg), Chouaib Bouloudinat (91 Kg) and Mohamed Grime (+91 Kg).


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BRAZZAVILLE- Algerian pugilists Mohamed Flissi (52kg), Reda Benbaaziz (60kg) and Abdelkader Chadi (64kg) snatched the gold, while Khalil Litim (56kg) got the silver on Saturday, in men's boxing finals of the 11th All Africa Games in Talangai, in the Congolese capital Brazzaville.

Flissi dominated his opponent Sankuru Nkolomoni of DR Congo (3-0), while the two bronze medals went to Mikamou Maillet Junior of Gabon and Moroke Mokhoto of Lesotho.

Benbaaziz beat his opponent Sarouna Fafiou Bless of Togo 3-0, while the two bronze were won by Otokh Nelson of Kenya and Maluja WQ Maluja of DR Congo.

Abdelkader Chadi (64kg) added another gold after defeating Namibia's Jonas Jonas 2-1, while the two bronze went to Bagwasi Kagiso of Botswana and Mohamed Eslam of Egypt.

Litim won the silver after losing to Tunisia's Billel M'hamedi 2-1, while the two bronze went to Angola's Gomez Pedro Manuel and Egypt's Yahia Hesham.

Another Algerian boxer has also reached the final events, namely Abdelhafid Benchebla (81 kg) who will fight against Uganda's Katendi Kenneth.

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BRAZZAVILLE- Algerian pugilists Mohamed Flissi, Reda Bebaaziz and Abdelhafid Benchebla have qualified Friday for the men's boxing finals of 11th All Africa Games at Talangai sports hall in the Congolese capital Brazzaville.

Flissi (52kg) beat Gabon's Mikamou Maillet Junior 2-1 in the semi-final of the category and will fight against DR Congo's Nkolomonie Sankaru.

Benbaaziz (-60 kg) defeated Kenya's Otokh Nelson 2-1 and will face Togo's Sarouna Fafiou Bless in the final

The third Algerian pugilist Benchebla (81kg) has qualified after beating Uganda's Katendi Kenneth and will fight against Egypt's Abderahmane Orabi in the final. 

On the other hand, Mohamed Grimes (+91 kg) lost his semifinal against Gabon's Camara Morlay (3-0) and got the bronze.

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BRAZZAVILLE (Congo)- Algerian pugilists Abdelkader Chadi, Mohamed Flissi and Khalil Litim qualified Thursday evening for semifinal bouts, at the 11th All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo (September 4-19).

They join their compatriots who qualified for the semifinals on Wednesday, namely Abdelhafid Benchebla (-81 kg), Reda Benbaaziz (60 kg) and Mohamed Grimes (+91 kg).

On Thursday, Mohamed Flissi (52) was the first to book a spot in the semifinals, by outclassing Ghanaian Akimos Annah Ampiah (3-0).

Abdelakader Chadi beat his opponent Tsedo Lepodo of Lesotho (3 à 0).

"I've come here to Brazzaville to take the gold, not to stop at the semifinals," he said.

Khalil Litim (56 kg) dominated his Ethiopian opponent, Gefachew Surafel (3-0).

In women's events, Ilham Mekhaledi (60 kg) beat Ghanaian Abigail Quartey (3-0) and Souhila Bouchene (51 kg) dominated her Ghanaian opponent  Ramatu Quaye, qualifying for the semifinals to take place on Friday.  

Algeria is competing in Brazzaville with 12 boxers, including two women.

A total of 175 boxers from 31 countries are competing in the All Africa Games 2015.




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CASABLANCA- Seven Algerian boxers out of ten have qualified for the semifinals of the 2015 African Boxing Confederation Championships, to take place Saturday at Mohamed V sports complex in Casablanca, Morocco.

The Algerian team, led by Merchoud Behous, Rabah Hamadache and Boualem Ouadahi, made a good performance by qualifying seven pugilists for the semifinals, namely Mohamed Flissi (52 Kg), Reda Benbaaziz (60 Kg), Abdelkader Chadi (64 Kg), Chouaib Bouloudinat (91 Kg), Litim Khalil (56 Kg), Abdelhafid Benchebla (81 KG) and Mohamed Grimes (+ 91 Kg).

Morocco, the host country, have qualified 8 boxers for the semifinals, followed by Algeria (7), Tunisie (5) and Egypt (4).

"We have every chance to win the African title," Chief Coach Merchoud Behous told APS, adding however, "we should beware of Moroccans and Tunisians."

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CASABLANCA- Algerian pugilist Khalil Litim (56kg) has qualified for the quarterfinals of African Confederation Boxing Championships on Wednesday at Mohamed V Sports Complex in Casablanca, Morocco.

The Algerian boxer, bronze winner at 2014 Africa Boxing Cup in East London (South Africa), defeated Gabon's Mombey Franck Steve (3-0).

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BORDJ BOU ARRERIDJ-Algerian boxer Djamel Dahou retained Friday night in Bordj Bou Arreridj, his world title "welterweight" against Mexican Daniel Valenzuela, beaten by first-round knockout.

The public had to come early to 20 August 1955 complex as the Aztec boxer, victim of first Dahou's assault, was beaten in less than a minute after the first gong.

He could not stand up, leading the American match referee to declare Algerian Dahou winner in an atmosphere marked by an immense popular fervour.

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NOVOSIBIRSK (Russia) – Algerian boxer Mohamed Flissi (52kg) has defeated France's Redouane Asloum by a knockout on Sunday in his first fight of the 1st edition of the new professional boxing competition (AIBA Pro Boxing) in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Flissi, world's vice-champion and African champion, ended the fight in the second round (1:24) by defeating his opponent by a knockout in the new competition, which kicked off Friday, and is being held in different cities around the world.

Another Algerian pugilist, Abdelkader Chadi (64 kg), will fight Monday in Novosibirsk, against Lithuania's Evaldas Petrauskas, bronze winner at London Olympic Games in 2012.

Algeria is competing in this edition with five of its best boxers, who were selected by the international boxing association AIBA.

The selected Algerian pugilists are: Mohamed Flissi (52kg), Abdelkader Chadi (64 kg), Nawfel Ouatah (+91 kg) and Abdelhafid Benchabla (81 kg). This latter withdrew because of an injury in a car accident.

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SOFIA- Algerian boxer Adlane Ouarzeddine (+91 kg) has qualified Thursday to the last sixteen of the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships, taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria from 10 to 25 April.

The Algerian pugilist, African title winner, has easily defeated his Croatian opponent Lakovic Miljan (3-0).

Ouarzeddine is the first Algerian boxer to qualify to the last sixteen, pending the fights scheduled for this afternoon of Youcef Bouzid (91 kg) against Kazakh Kabiyev Temirlon and Jugurtha Ait Beka (52 kg) against Ouzbek Sharakhmatov Abdulkhay.

The Algerian female boxers Bouarour Zahra (51 kg) and Selmouni Chahira (60 kg) will enter the competition on Thursday face to China's Chang Yuan and Taiwan's Wu Pei-Yi, respectively.

Ten Algerian pugilists, including two girls, are competing in the world tournament, coached by Khaled Harima and Slimane Bennour (women's team) and Mourad Ouhib, Ahmed Dine and Hafid Boubekri (men's team).

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