Two of Jordan’s boxers with Olympic hopes have taken giant steps forward by qualifying for next month’s World Championships to be held in Qatar.
Hussein Ashish and Ihab Darweesh came through the Asian Championships in Thailand with good enough results to qualify, with Ashish winning a bronze medal and team captain Darweesh reaching the quarter finals.
Ashish missed out on the final after losing to impressive Kazakhstan boxer Ivan Daeshko in the semi final. Darweesh also lost to a Kazakhstan boxer, Adbic Nayzismotov who went on to win gold.
The World Championships provide the first real chance for Jordan’s boxers to qualify for the Olympics in Rio next summer.
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