The Asian Boxing Confederation has named its fifteen best boxers from a busy 2015 in the ring, with Berik Abdrakhmanov receiving the award for APB Boxer of the Year on a great night for Kazakhstan boxing. It was to be Uzbekistan’s 19 year-old revelation Bektemir Melikuziev who won overall Best Male Boxer, however, following his impressive gold at the ASBC Championships in Bangkok and silver at the AIBA World Championships in Doha.
The Best Female Boxer award went to Thailand’s Tassamalee Thongjan, who won gold at both the ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships and the South-East Asian Games.
Kazakhstan’s Abilkhan Amankul was awarded Best Male Youth Boxer following an incredible unbeaten year in both national and international tournaments. China’s talented Chang Yuan’s gold medal at the AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships in Taipei earned her the Best Female Youth Boxer award.
The Best Junior Boxers were Philippines’ Cris Sander Laurente and India’s Mandeep Kaur Sandhu, who won the gold medal at the AIBA Women’s Junior World Boxing Championships before her 15th birthday.
Best WSB Boxer went to Kazakhstan’s unbeaten Heavyweight star Vassiliy Levit, while the Philippines’ Rogen Ladon was named Discovery of the Year after he took bronze in the 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships and silver in the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships. Coach of the Year went to Rustam Saidov, whose Uzbekistan team won a total of fifteen medals in Doha and in Bangkok.
Asian Boxing Awards 2015 winners
Best Male Boxer: Bektemir Melikuziev, Uzbekistan
Best Female Boxer: Tassamalee Thongjan, Thailand
Best Youth Male: Abilkhan Amankul, Kazakhstan
Best Youth Female: Chang Yuan, China
Best Junior Male: Cris Sander Laurente, Philippines
Best Junior Female: Mandeep Kaur Sandhu, India
Best WSB Boxer: Vassiliy Levit, Kazakhstan
Best APB Boxer: Berik Abdrakhmanov, Kazakhstan
Asian Discovery of the Year: Rogen Ladon, Philippines
Best Asian Coach: Mr. Rustam Saidov, Uzbekistan
Best Asian Supervisor: Mr. Mohamed Kamel Shbib, Syria
Best Asian ITO: Mr. Walid Jarrar, Jordan
Best Asian Referee & Judge: Mr. Vuong Trong Nghia, Vietnam
Best ASBC Event: ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships, Bangkok, Thailand
Best Asian National Federation: Qatar Boxing Federation