Hussein Ishaish has joined his fellow 2016 Rio Olympian Obada Al Kissbeh in the semi-finals of the Asian Boxing Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.
Heavyweight star Ishaish beat India’s Tanwar Naman on Tuesday, winning each of the three rounds on the judges’ scorecards to book a last-four spot against Uzbekistan’s Sanjar Tursunov on Thursday.
Al Kissbeh is already in the semi-final of the -64kg weight and will also fight on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Ziad Ishaish lost his -69kg quarter-final fight to Japan’s Okazawa, and Ahmed Al-Mutbouli lost his last eight -60kg contest to Mongolia’s Erdenbath Tsindpatar.
Oday Al Hindawi also lost his Super Heavyweight quarter-final to Kazakhstan’s Kashkibak Konkabayev, who the 2017 Asian Champion.