Sofiane Oumiha won this Saturday a third world crown in amateur boxing in the -60kg category.
A big name in amateur boxing, Sofiane Oumiha has recently turned to professionalism. With success. Winner of his three fights, he however plunged back into the amateur world in 2023, he who has set himself big goals. This Saturday in Tashkent in Uzbekistan, he fulfilled the first part of his contract by becoming world champion in -60kg. The Toulousain won his third world crown after those of 2017 and 2021. In this case, he dominated the Cuban Erislandy Alvarez Borges. At the end of a bitter and balanced fight.
𝐇𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐈𝐐𝐔𝐄! 𝐒𝐎𝐅𝐈𝐀𝐍𝐄 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐌𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐃𝐔 𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐃𝐄!
What an achievement from Sofiane Oumiha (-60 kg) for her journey on these world championships 🙌 🥇🥊
HE BECOMES THE FIRST TRIPLE WORLD AMATEUR WORLD CHAMPION IN TRICOLOR HISTORY
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— FF Boxe ⭐ (@FF_Boxe) May 13, 2023
Surprised by the carelessness of the young Latin American (22 years old) in the first round, Sofiane Oumiha reacted quickly from the next round to take the lead. While three of the five judges awarded him the victory of the second round, unanimity was on the other hand in the final act of this final. Appeared borrowed, the Cuban was overtaken by the Habs who had kept under the pedal to finish with a bang. The final decision therefore naturally seemed logical with a points success of the recent winner of the Belgrade Boxing Winner.
Olympic vice-champion in 2016, Sofiane Oumiha will now try to triumph at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Since the IOC has removed the -60kg category from its program, the triple world champion will line up in -63.5kg. The European Games in Krakow in Poland next June represent the first qualifying tournament.