Athlete – Jabali Breedy
Date: November 1, 2021
Location of event: Belgrade
Jabali Breedy became Barbados’ first AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships quarter-finalist in 20 years over and is one win away from securing Barbados’ first medal at a Boxing World Championships.
Fighting in the bantamweight division, Jabali defeated Mongolia’s Enkh-Amgalan Bayarsaikhan 4-1 on the scorecards at the Štark Arena in Belgrade to reach the quarter-finals and this comes after he had defeated Hungary’s Nandor Csoka on October 29th.
His quarter-final opponent will be Japan’s Tomoya Tsuboi who squeezed past defending world champion Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan by a 3-2 split decision.
Jabali’s quarter-final bout against his Japanese opponent, Tsuboi, is slate to take place on Tuesday (November 2), and the winner of that fight moves on to the semi-finals on Thursday (November 4).
Updated Results – November 3, 2021
Barbados Jabali Breedy saw his hopes of medaling at AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships stopped at the quarter-final stage in Belgrade on Tuesday, November 2nd 2021.
Jabali came up against Asian champion Japan’s Tomoya Tsuboi on Tuesday (November 2) in the afternoon session where both boxers started off strong in the bantamweight division.
The southpaw Jabali was hoping to become the first medalist for Barbados at these championships a place in the semi-finals would have secured no less than a bronze medal
However, the Bajan boxer fell behind on the scorecards during the 3-round contest after visibly showing his frustration from head butts which started from the first round. The referee did not see the headbutts as intentional and the Japanese fighter was not penalized for it but it may have affected Jabali’s fight as his frustration showed on his face.
After a close first round which saw a 3-2 spilt for the Japanese on the scorecard, the second and third round went to the Asian champion who eventually won 5-0 on the scorecards at the end of the encounter.