BIG WEEKEND FOR JORDAN'S BOXING AND KARATE TEAMS
May 21, 2015
The Jordan national boxing team is taking part in the International Qatar Championship today, a tournament that is a prestigious tune-up in preparation for next year's Olympic Games.
IhabDarweesh and Hussein Ishesh have already qualified to the quarter finals after the results of yesterday's draw, while Black Iris winner Odai Al Hindawi (75kg) faces the boxing champion from Morocco in the first round.
In other matchups, Mohammad Abdul-Aziz (56kg) is pitted against Indian champion ShafiThaba, who is third in the world rankings, and SaifQuarash (64kg) will face Iraqi boxer Ali in the first round.
Boxers from Algeria, Australia, Egypt, India, Iraq, Morocco, Nepal, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia will also be taking part in the competition.
Meanwhile, Jordan's Karate team is also competing in the championship, which starts on Friday. 160 karate athletes from 22 countries are participating in this year's event.