BROTHERS CARRY JORDAN’S HOPES TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Aug 23, 2017
The Ishaish brother Hussein and Ziad are Jordan’s representatives at the 19th World Boxing Championships taking place in Hamburg, Germany from August 25–September 2.
Olympian Ishaish, ranked fifth in the world for super heavyweights, secured his spot after winning bronze at May’s Asian Championships, while Ziad received an invitation from the World Boxing Federation after his impressive performances at the same event in the 69kg weight.
The pair have been locked away for intensive training over the past couple of weeks with the older brother Hussein, 21, confident they can make an impact.
“We will do our best to make Jordan and our family proud,” he said. “I am so happy that I will be there with Ziad as he deserves his chance to compete at this level.”
For Ziad, 19, the World Championships present him with his biggest ever challenge but he too is confident of putting on a good show.
Both are awaiating for the draw to see who their first round opponents will be on Saturday. In their corners will be Algerian coach Azeddine Aggoune.