Impressive 317 boxers from record number of 44 nations are attending in the European Games

26 June 2019 Featured

The annual EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships is the European Games where the Official Draw was held today. Altogether 317 boxers including 59 women are attending in the Games from record number of 44 nations in Minsk, Belarus confirmed after the Official Draw.

Fifteen champions including five women and ten men boxers will be crowned in the most anticipated European event of the year on June 29 and 30 when the finals are scheduled. Minsk hosted the EUBC European Boxing Championships in 1998 and also in 2013 and the elite boxers returned to the Belarusian capital after six years of break.

Among the 44 countries Luxembourg and Monaco will be making historical participations in Minsk. Armenia, Azerbaijan, host Belarus, Bulgaria, France, Great Britain, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine will have bigger delegations each have got at least 10 boxers in the competition.

At the very first time in the history of the event there will be contests for the last 32 at the welterweight (69kg) and at the middleweight (75kg) due the high number of participants. Several AIBA Women’s World Champions, AIBA World Champions, and EUBC European Champions make the event a top quality one. The host nation’s biggest gold medal contender is Dzmitry Asanau at the men’s lightweight (60kg).

Facts of the event

  • Name: European Games
  • Date: June 21-30, 2019
  • Venue: Minsk, Belarus
  • Gender: Women & Men
  • Age Group: Elite
  • Weight categories:
  • 51kg, 57kg, 60kg, 69kg and 75kg for the women boxers
  • 49kg, 52kg, 56kg, 60kg, 64kg, 69kg, 75kg, 81kg, 91kg and +91kg for the men boxers

Schedule of the event

  • June 21, 14:00 – Day1 preliminaries
  • June 22, 14:00 & 18:30 – Day2 preliminaries
  • June 23, 14:00 & 18:30 – Day3 preliminaries
  • June 24, 14:00 & 18:30 – Day4 preliminaries
  • June 25, 14:00 & 18:30 – Day5 preliminaries & quarter-finals
  • June 26, 14:00 & 18:30 – Day6 Quarter-finals
  • June 27 – Rest Day
  • June 28, 14:00 & 18:30 – Day7 Semi-finals
  • June 29, 16:00 – Day 8 Finals
  • June 30, 12:00 – Day 9 Finals
  • July 1 – Departure of the delegations

Participating countries in the European Games

The following 44 nations will be taking part in the European Games: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Great-Britain, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.

Boxers who need to be watched in the European Games  

  • Svetlana Soluianova, Russia, women’s 51kg – EUBC European Women’s Champion in 2018
  • Busenaz Cakiroglu, Turkey, women’s 51kg – EUBC European U22 Champion in 2018
  • Sandra Drabik, Poland, women’s 51kg – Silver medallist in the 2015 European Games
  • Ornella Wahner, Germany, women’s 57kg – AIBA Women’s World Champion in 2018
  • Stanimira Petrova, Bulgaria, women’s 57kg – AIBA Women’s World Champion in 2014, EUBC European Women’s Champion in 2016 and in 2018
  • Alessia Mesiano, Italy, women’s 57kg – AIBA Women’s World Champion in 2016
  • Jemyma Betrian, Netherlands, women’s 57kg – Bronze medallist in the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
  • Michaela Walsh, Ireland, women’s 57kg – Two-time silver medallist in the Commonwealth Games
  • Daria Abramova, Russia, women’s 57kg – EUBC European Women’s Champion in 2016
  • Mira Potkonen, Finland, women’s 60kg – Bronze medallist in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, EUBC European Women’s Champion in 2018
  • Kellie Harrington, Ireland, women’s 60kg – AIBA Women’s World Champion in 2018
  • Anastasia Beliakova, Russia, women’s 60kg – Bronze medallist in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, AIBA Women’s World Champion in 2014, European Games winner in 2015
  • Elina Gustafsson, Finland, women’s 69kg – EUBC European Women’s Champion in 2018
  • Nadine Apetz, Germany, women’s 69kg – Two-time bronze medallist from the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
  • Iaroslava Iakushina, Russia, women’s 69kg – Silver medallist in the 2018 EUBC European Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships, Rio 2016 Olympian
  • Nouchka Fontijn, Netherlands, women’s 75kg – Rio 2016 Olympic Games silver medallist, European Games winner in 2015, EUBC European Women’s Champion in 2014 and in 2018
  • Busenaz Surmeneli, Turkey, women’s 75kg – Two-time EUBC European Women’s U22 Champion, AIBA Women’s Youth World Champion in 2015
  • Lauren Price, Great Britain, women’s 75kg – Bronze medallist in the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
  • Viktoria Kebikava, Belarus, women’s 75kg – Bronze medallist in the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
  • Bator Sagaluev, Russia, men’s 49kg – European Games winner in 2015
  • Sakhil Allakhverdovi, Georgia, men’s 49kg – EUBC European Youth Champion in 2017
  • Attila Bernath, Hungary, men’s 49kg – EUBC European Youth Champion in 2018
  • Daniel Asenov, Bulgaria, men’s 52kg – Two-time EUBC European Champion, two-time EUBC European U22 Champion
  • Galal Yafai, Great Britain, men’s 52kg – Silver medallist in the 2017 EUBC European Boxing Championships, Commonwealth Games winner in 2018
  • Gabriel Escobar, Spain, men’s 52kg – Two-time silver medallist in the EUBC European U22 Boxing Championships, Mediterranean Games winner
  • Dmytro Zamotayev, Ukraine, men’s 52kg – Bronze medallist from the 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships
  • Peter McGrail, Great Britain, men’s 56kg – EUBC European Champion in 2017, Bronze medallist from the 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships
  • Bakhtovar Nazirov, Russia, men’s 56kg – European Games winner in 2015
  • Mykola Butsenko, Ukraine, men’s 56kg – Bronze medallist from the 2013 AIBA World Boxing Championships
  • Robert Jitaru, men’s 56kg – Two-time EUBC European U22 Champion
  • Dzmitry Asanau, Belarus, men’s 60kg – Bronze medallist from the 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships
  • Javid Chalabiyev, Azerbaijan, men’s 60kg – AIBA World Champion in 2013
  • Yurii Shestak, Ukraine, men’s 60kg – EUBC European Champion in 2017
  • Sofiane Oumiha, France, men’s 64kg – Silver medallist in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, AIBA World Champion in 2017
  • Hovhannes Bachkov, Armenia, men’s 64kg – EUBC European Champion in 2017, Bronze medallist from the 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships
  • Luke McCormack, Great Britain, men’s 64kg – Silver medallist in the 2017 EUBC European Boxing Championships, EUBC European U22 Champion
  • Lasha Guruli, Georgia, men’s 64kg – EUBC European U22 Champion
  • Tugrulhan Erdemir, Turkey, men’s 64kg – AIBA Youth World Champion in 2016, Two-time silver medallist from the EUBC European U22 Championships
  • Pat McCormack, Great Britain, men’s 69kg – Silver medallist in the 2017 EUBC European Boxing Championships, Commonwealth Games winner in 2018
  • Lorenzo Sotomayor, Azerbaijan, men’s 69kg – Silver medallist in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, European Games winner in 2015
  • Oleksandr Khyzhniak, Ukraine, men’s 75kg – AIBA World Champion in 2017, EUBC European Champion in 2017, EUBC European U22 Champion in 2017
  • Kamran Shakhsuvarly, Azerbaijan, men’s 75kg – Bronze medallist from the 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships
  • Mark Dickinson, Great Britain, men’s 75kg – EUBC European Youth Champion in 2017
  • Zoltan Harcsa, Hungary, men’s 75kg – Three-time bronze medallist from EUBC European Boxing Championships/European Games
  • Benjamin Whittaker, Great Britain, men’s 81kg – EUBC European Union Champion
  • Muslim Gadzhimagomedov, Russia, men’s 91kg – Silver medallist in the 2017 EUBC European Boxing Championships; EUBC European U22 Champion in 2018
  • Aziz Abbes Mouhiidine, Italy, men’s 91kg – EUBC European U22 Champion, EUBC European Union Champion
  • Peter Mullenberg, Netherlands, men’s 91kg – Two-time silver medallist in the 2017 EUBC European Boxing Championships
  • Cheavon Clarke, Great Britain, men’s 91kg – Silver medallist in the 2017 EUBC European Boxing Championships
  • Frazer Clarke, Great Britain, men’s +91kg – Silver medallist in the 2017 EUBC European Boxing Championships, Commonwealth Games winner in 2018
  • Mahammad Abdullayev, Azerbaijan, men’s +91kg – EUBC European Youth Champion in 2017
  • Viktor Vykhryst, Ukraine, men’s +91kg – EUBC European Champion in 2017
  • Clemente Russo, Italy, men’s +91kg – AIBA World Champion in 2007 and in 2013, Olympic Games silver medallist in 2008 and in 2012
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