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October 29, 2007
For Immediate Release:
Men’s World Championships
Chicago, IL – Windsor native, Adam Trupish, defeated his Colombian opponent last week in Chicago to make it into the next round of competition at the World Boxing Championships. Adam, who trains out of the Windsor Amateur Boxing Club, is that much closer to making it to the Olympics for the second time in a row. Yesterday, Adam Trupish defeated his opponent Mohammad Sattarpour of Iran with a close 26:23 decision. Adam moves on to the next round with a scheduled bout on Wednesday October 31 against Yasser Abdo-Iriba of Sweden.
Also, Sunday’s rounds of boxing introduced Glen Hunter (81kg) of St. Catharines Boxing Club. Glen’s first bout of these championships was against Matthew Corbett of Australia. Unfortunately Glen’s efforts were not enough to secure him into the next round of competition, final decision 22:11.
Other Ontario boxers – Isho Shiba (Hamilton) and Ibrahim Kamal (Toronto) both lost to their opponents in the preliminaries. Isho Shiba was put up against Hileyin Dundar of Turkey but lost to a score of 26:13. Ibrahim Kamal’s opponent Faraj Al Matboli of Jordan capitalized over the Torontonian with a score of 17:13.
However, all is not lost. Both boxers will have a second chance to qualify for the Olympics in two follow up qualifiers early next year; Trinidad & Tobago and Guatemala have been selected as the hosts for these qualifiers.
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