Newsletter EUBC by President Franco Falcinelli – May 201811 May 2018
Dear Boxing Friends,
European National Federation are continuing working hard and also this month Championships and tournaments will be held in many European countries, such as Albania, Spain, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Russia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro.
A special attention will be reserved to the EUBC Schoolboys and Schoolgirls European Boxing Championships, which will be held from 21 to 30 May, in Albena, Bulgaria.
As in any important Continental appointment, European young boxers will have a great stage to improve their skills, gain international experience and confirm their value.
Comment of EUBC President, Franco Falcinelli, about IOC resolutions
The IOC Executive Board, meeting in Lausanne on May 3, welcomed the efforts that AIBA is doing to achieve the adjustments required in order to overcome any issue concerning the presence of boxing in the Olympic program of Tokyo 2020.
A first comforting resolution is that there are no obstacles for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. The IOC ensured that the presence of young boxers is protected, but will keep under strict control the refereeing and judging and the system of evaluation of results.
The AIBA Technical and Rule Commission is working hard on testing an important technological support called “Bout Analysis Review” that will in the near future permit to evaluate the opportunity to change the result of the bout, should it be considered incorrect.
AIBA will prepare a new Report by July 6, 2018, that will need to satisfy the requirements of the IOC and it will be submitted to the IOC Executive Board at its meeting on July 18-20.
Congratulations for Elections
Dear President Holmberg
It is a great pleasure to learn about your election as President of the Swedish Boxing Federation and in my capacity of President of European Boxing Confederation, I would like to extend to you my best congratulations.
I am sure that your commitment and leadership will encourage the enhancement of Boxing tradition in Sweden and I am confident that I can count on your cooperation as well as you can count on the full support of EUBC for future initiatives.
Looking forward to meeting you in the near future I send you my best regards.
General Report on EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships 2018 (Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy, 17/26 April 2018)
by Giuliano Orlando
Curtains for the EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships 2018, 28th edition for men and 9th for women, after the change of 2008, for the first time in the same event. This Championships have been a spectacular success, under the banner of generational change, as well as records of nations and athletes present: 40 countries and 306 participants. Many of them are ready to emerge in Elite, almost everyone has experience in both “Schoolboys” in “Juniors” and active for five seasons at least. Only three Champions confirmed: the Russians Koleskinov (81 kg) and Shamonova (75 kg) and the Ukrainian Halinichev moved from 52 kg to 56 kg. The other 18 Champions are new.
Kolesnikov and Halinichev have repeated their results, while Russian Teterev stopped at silver, defeated by the Italian surprise Naichel Millas, 2001 class, southpaw, who can aspire to repeat the result also in 2019. The result in middle weight was the most surprising of the tournament, being Teterev the favorite of the category.
In the Men’s Championships, Russia confirmed the traditional superiority of its Team. Statistically, the Russian team in 2015 won 3 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals; in 2016 won 8 gold and 1 silver and in 2017, 5 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze. The balance in Roseto was 5 gold and 2 silver, keeping the average. The advantage of the team, led by the coach Aleksandr Mikhailov, is to be able to rely on a broad basis of athletes to choose from. The comparison between Teterev and Millas was 132 bouts to 42. Italy, that in 2017 in Antalya was not entered in the medal standing, worked hard in order to present a quality Team.
Italy brought on the podium 5 athletes, England and Ireland 4, Ukraine, Belarus and Azerbaijan 2.
The average age remained the same of 2017, with seven Champions: Bernath (Hungary) in 49 kg, Price (England) in 52 kg, Haulichev (Ukraine) in 56 kg, Safarov (Azerbaijan) in the 60 kg, the Russians Popov 64 kg, Kolesnikov 81 kg and Fedorov 91 kg that will pass Elite in 2019. While the Russians Bizhamov 69 kg and Dronov + 91 kg and the Italian Millas 75 kg will be able to try again next year.
The average level of the Youth Men was good, especially of the new Champions among 49, 52, 60, 64, 75 and 91 kg. Among the non-medalists, deserve attention the Azerbaijani boxer Khasmetov (49 kg), the Italian Cappai and the Russian Karibian (52 kg), the Irish Brandon, the Turkish Aykol and the French Gourari (56 kg), the Dutch Terterian, the Scottish Lynch and Belarusian Radzionau (60 kg), Azerbaijani Abishov and Armenian Nikoghosyan (64 kg), the Belarusian Alfiorau and Ukrainian Stalchenko (81 kg).
France brought only six athletes, three of 2000 and 2001, between the latter three impressed up Florentin, a giant with noticeable strength, 17 years old, the only one who really committed the Russian Fedorov in the semifinals, in a close bout. If he will improve the technique it will not be easy to beat him in 2019. France can also count on Boukedim (52 kg), fast and accurate, losing in the semifinals against Price (England).
Very good the result of the Hungarian Bernath, given favored at the eve, after the silver in 2017. In the final he beat the young Russian Batay.
Only one KO: in light welter weight category, imposed by Russian Popov to Azim (ENG) in the second round.
The Women’s Championships, for the first time (9th edition) combined with Men, confirmed its overall growth, and marked the historical negative record of Russia – presented with 9 athletes and five in the final – won only one gold. Russia, in the eight previous editions, was always first and coming to conquer in the general classification 38 gold, has passed, for the first time, by England, Ukraine and Italy.
The Women’s Championships was in the spirit of replacement, with 2001’s five Champions. Only the reigning World Champion, the Russian Shamonova, unbeaten in three seasons, has granted an encore in 75 kg, while the other 9 are new.
Deserve attention the Turkish Hatice, the Spanish Reveron, the English Kaur, the Russian Sharapova, the Italian La Piana and the Bulgarian Stoeva, 2017’s Champion.
Of 2001 are also the Moorehouse (IRL), unbeaten in two seasons, the Slovak Triebelova (57 kg), favored by the judges against Sorrentino (ITA) in the quarterfinals, the English Dubois (60 kg), very good, coming from Junior, and the other English Richardson (64 kg), who will try the bis in 2019.
Tessari (54 kg) from Italy, the Polish Borys that has turned the bronze of the 2017 in 60 kg in gold at the expenses of the Russian Kabakova in 69 kg, Shamanova in 75 kg, while Ukrainian Makhn, silver in 2017 in Middle, won in 81 kg, eclipsing the Russian Rybak, World silver and reigning gold.
In + 81 kg, Lovchinska (UKR), disappointed by the 2017 World Championships, won the gold at the expense of the Belarusian Dzianisava, who, in semifinals, had forced to surrender the young Russian Arefeva.
An important factor is the enlargement of the Nations that reached the top of the podium. Denmark in 2008, Armenia in 2015, Kosovo in 2016, Netherlands in 2017, this time was Slovakia, demonstrating that even the smaller Nations are producing talents.
World Series of Boxing (WSB) – Season 8
APRIL – RESULTS
WSB8 – RESULTS WEEK 10 (6 April 2018)
Croatian Knights 1 – 4 British Lionhearts
France Fighting Roosters 3 – 2 Italia Thunder
WSB8 – RESULTS WEEK 11 (13-14 April 2018)
Croatian Knights 2 – 3 Italia Thunder
British Lionhearts 3 – 2 France Fighting Roosters
WSB8 – RESULTS WEEK 12 (21 April 2018)
Indian Tigers 3 – 2 Patriot Boxing Team
Tournaments – Monthly Activity 2018
May 3/7 – Memorial Vllaznia 2018 (Shkoder, Albania)
May 7/13 – International Tournament “Boxam” Male 2018 (Murcia, Spain)
May 8/12 – Opened Regional Boxing Tournament Devoted to the Victory Day Among Men and Women Born in 1999 and older (Gomel, Belarus)
May 10/15 – President Heydar Aliyev Cup 2018 (Shamakhi City of Azerbaijan)
May 15/19 – 22th International Elite men boxing “A. Socikas Tournament” (Kaunas, Lithuania)
May 15/20 – International Tournament “Kostantin Korotkov Memorial” (Khabarovsk, Russia)
May 21/30 – EUBC Schoolboys and Schoolgirls European Boxing Championships (Albena, Bulgaria)
May 22/27 – Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem (Usti Nad Labem, Czech Republic)
May 23/27 – International Boxing Tournament in memory of V. Usov (Grodno, Belarus)
May 24/27 – XIV International Youth Men’s Boxing Tournament 2018 (Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegowina)
May 26/31 – International Boxing Tournament “St. Petersburg Governor Cup” (St. Petersburg, Russia)