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News number: 8803210423

15:20 | 2009-06-11

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Iran in Asian Boxing Championships Semis

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian boxer Ali Mazaheri has advanced to the semifinals of the Asian Elite Men's Boxing Championships currently under way in Zhuhai, China.



Mazaheri entered the semifinals after defeating his Uzbek rival 13-3 in the 91 kg category on Wednesday. The 27-year-old is scheduled to face a Kazakh boxer in the semifinals.

A total of 169 boxers from 20 Asian countries have taken part in the tournament which is under the auspices of the Asia Boxing Confederation and runs from June 7 through June 13.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is participating in the even with four boxers, press tv reported.