In the first bout of the World Boxing Championship underway in Russian Yekaterinburg Armenia’s representative Erik Petrosyan (57 kg) lost 0:5 to Canada’s Eric Basran and dropped out of the competition.
Earlier Armenian representatives Arman Darchinyan (75 kg) had started performing with a victory and qualified for the 1/16 finals while Artush Hovhannisyan (81 kg) had lost the first bout and left the struggle.
The Armenia boxing team had left for the World Championship with 8 boxers. Artur Hovhannisyan (52 kg), Hovhannes Bachkov (63 kg), Koryun Astoyan (69 kg), Henrikh Sargsyan (91 kg) and super heavyweight Gurgen Hovhannisyan will compete in Yekaterinburg too.
The cadet and youth teams have joined the trainings too.
The Tokyo 2020 Executive Committee has already approved the project.