Japan's Tomoya Tsuboi was one of the winners today at the Asian Boxing Championships ©IBA

Kazakhstan's Saken Bibossinov and Tomoya Tsuboi of Japan, who both won gold medals at the Men's World Boxing Championships last year, started their campaigns at the Asian Boxing Championships in Amman with victories.

Bibossinov was in the opening bout in the evening session, beating Indian Sparsh Kumar by a 4-1 split decision in the men's under-51 kilograms category.

He is in the same category as Tsuboi, who moved down one weight division, and started with a unanimous victory over Azat Makhmetov from Bahrain.

At his former weight, under-54kg, three boxers progressed today.

Mongolian Dorjnyambuu Ganbold eked out a 3-2 split decision victory over Phanuwat Choojan-At from Thailand, while Uzbekistan's Shakhzod Muzafarov and Mehdi Khosravi from Iran unanimously defeated Pakistan's Zakir Hussain and Rangsey Sao of Cambodia respectively.

Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan won today at the Asian Boxing Championships ©Getty Images
Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan won today at the Asian Boxing Championships ©Getty Images

World silver medallist Serik Temirzhanov from Kazakhstan defeated Yhlas Gylychjanov of Turkmenistan in his under-57kg opener by unanimous decision, with the other three bouts at his weight today being decided by a 3-2 split decision.

Jordan's Yousef Iashash won against Mario Fernandez from the Philippines on home soil; while India's Hussam Uddin Mohammed and Lee Haeng-seok from South Korea defeated Kyrgyzstan's Seiitbek Uulu Munarbek and Pakistan's Ilyas Hussain respectively.

Another Kazakh, Sanatali Toltayev, got off to a winning start in the under-63.5kg tournament by beating Uzbekistan youngster Ruslan Abdullaev unanimously, while James Palicte from the Philippines emerged victorious by a 4-1 split margin in the same weight against Jaafar Abdulreal-Sudani from Iraq.