A money prize event the 1st Zagreb Grand Prix will be the highlight of the week

04 November 2019 News

The Zagreb Grand Prix is an absolutely new event in the European boxing program which was launched by the Croatian Boxing Federation and will be the highlight of this week’s actions. Among the stars Italy’s AIBA Women’s World Champion Alessia Mesiano, Jordan’s No.1 Hussein Iashaish and the best Croatians will be also there in the start.

Croatia hosted the Zlatko Hrbic Memorial Tournament in Zagreb and the Arena Cup in Pula in the past and following these events, their management launched a new money prize competition. The three-day long Grand Prix’s competition period is November 7-9 and boxers from three continents will be arriving to the Croatian capital.

All of the expenses related to accommodation, meals and local transportation are the responsibility of the Local Croatian Organizing Committee. Furthermore, the local organizers are guaranteed money prizes for all of the individual medallists of the Zagreb Grand Prix which will be making the event onto a unique one.

Facts of the event

  • Name: Zagreb Grand Prix
  • Date: November 6-10, 2019
  • Venue: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Gender: Women & Men
  • Age Group: Elite
  • Weight categories:
  • 60kg and 64kg for the women’s elite boxers
  • 63kg, 69kg, 75kg, 81kg, 91kg, and +91kg for the men’s elite boxers

Schedule of the event

  • November 6 – Arrival of the delegations
  • November 6, 20:00 – Technical Meeting
  • November 7, 11:00 – Official Draw
  • November 7, 16:00 – Opening Ceremony
  • November 7, 16:30 – Day1 Quarter-finals
  • November 8, 16:00 – Day2 Semi-finals
  • November 9, 19:00 – Day3 Finals
  • November 10 – Departure of the delegations

Participating countries in the Zagreb Grand Prix

The following nations will be attending in the Zagreb Grand Prix: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Jordan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and Ukraine.

Boxers who need to be watched in the Zagreb Grand Prix

  • Alessia Mesiano, Italy, women’s 60kg – AIBA Women’s World Champion in 2016
  • Sara Beram, Croatia, women’s 60kg – Bronze medallist in the 2017 EUBC European Union Boxing Championships
  • Amy Andrew, New Zealand, women’s 60kg – Three-time gold medallist in the Haringey Cup
  • Valentina Alberti, Italy, women’s 64kg – Silver medallist in the 2015 European Games
  • Arslan Khataev, Finland, men’s 63kg – Silver medallist in the 2015 EUBC European Youth Boxing Championships
  • Dushan Dinidu Saparamadu, Sri Lanka, men’s 63kg – Gold medallist and Best Boxer in the 2017 Eindhoven Box Cup
  • Adem Fetahovic, Bosnia & Herzegovina, men’s 69kg – Silver medallist in the 2019 Belgrade Winner Tournament
  • Bader Osman Samreen, Jordan, men’s 69kg – Bronze medallist in the Budapest 2018 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships
  • Oleksii Tokarchuk, Ukraine, men’s 75kg – Gold medallist in the 2018 EUBC European U22 Boxing Championships
  • Luka Plantic, Croatia, men’s 81kg – EUBC European Youth Champion in 2014; Bronze medallist in the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games
  • Odai Riad Al-Hindawi, Jordan, men’s 81kg – Silver medallist in the Incheon 2014 Asian Games
  • Toni Filipi, Croatia, men’s 91kg – Bronze medallist in the Minsk 2019 European Games; Silver medallist in the 2017 EUBC European U22 Boxing Championships
  • Hussein Iashaish, Jordan, men’s 91kg – Three-time bronze medallist in the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships; Quarter-finalist in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
  • Dmytro Galagan, Ukraine, men’s 91kg – Bronze medallist in the 2016 EUBC European Youth Boxing Championships
  • Marko Milun, Croatia, men’s +91kg – Bronze medallist in the Minsk 2019 European Games; Silver medallist in the 2018 EUBC European U22 Boxing Championships
  • Viacheslav Havryliuk, Ukraine, men’s +91kg – Bronze medallist in the 2015 & 2016 EUBC European Youth Boxing Championships
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