AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships came to the finals. Europe is present with 18 finalists, ahead of Asia (16) and America (6)

30 August 2018 Featured

The AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships (17/18 years old) in Budapest, came to the finals.

A busy week at Duna Arena, where 321 bouts took place. Men and women have expressed high-level boxing and, insome cases we witnessed bouts that anticipated the finals: in men’s 64 kg, the Russian Popov, current European champion, had to defeat the strong Thai boxer Pannon, the Danish Sebastian Terteryan (Nikolai’s twin, stopped at the Quarterfinals in 60 kg) and Ukrainian Molodan. In order to win the gold, Popov will need to overcome the Cuban Umara Iribar, the only one Carribean at the finals.

FINALS

Europe, chaired by Franco Falcinelli, turned up with 28 countries, has maintained continental supremacy with 18 finalists, overcoming Asia (16) which could rely on strong contribution of Kazakhstan (8), India (4), Thailand (3) e Uzbekistan (1).

Europe confirmed to be able to rely on more countries, thanks to England (3), Hungary, Croatia, France, Ukraine (1).

America has 6 finalists from USA (3), Cuba, Canada and Puerto Rico (with Rivera, 17 years old, who has beaten the Kazakh Sabyrkhan in 49 kg.

Europe got in the finals 10 Champions of EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships, held in Roseto degli Abruzzi (ITA), on last April.

Overall, between Men and Women, 24 countries out of 65have reached the podium.

Fourteen countries arrived at the finals, including the new entries Puerto Rico and Croatia. No podium for Oceania, while Africa, thanks to Algeria and Egypt, gets three bronze medals.

None of the 2016 Men Champions is present in the finals.Among women, however, the Indian Nitu and Russian Shamonova will try to do an encore.

Finals are scheduled on August 30 and 31, at 2:00 PM.

CURRENT CHAMPIONS

MEN: Sachin (Ind), Tsutsum (Jap), Castro (Usa), Johnson (Usa), Erdemir (Tur), Akhmedov (Kaz), Hutchison (Sco), Morrel (Cub), Pero (Cub) e Huni (Aus).

WOMEN: Nitu (Ind), Jyoti (Ind), Sakshi (Ind), Copra (Ind), Im Asil (Kor), Boro (Ind), Ortiz (Usa), Shamonova (Rus),  Begdilda (Kaz) e Tkacheva (Rus).

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