Albania, Denmark, Netherlands and Scotland are also on the glorious side on Day321 April 2018
The third preliminary day was held in the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Roseto degli Abruzzi where the winners joined to the Top8 in seven weight classes. Among the smaller delegations in Roseto degli Abruzzi Albania, Denmark, Scotland and Netherlands also won key preliminary contests in the third competition day.
Altogether 56 preliminary bouts have been held in the first competition day after the Opening ceremony. The competition is the first ever EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships for both genders. The number of the youth women and men boxers is 334 from 40 countries in Roseto degli Abruzzi.
Azerbaijan’s Heydar Aliyev Junior Cup winner and Agalarov Youth Tournament winner Maksud Khasmetov had to meet with a strong opponent in the last 16 but he was able to to take quick lead against Belarus’ Ramil Aliyeu after the first round. The 17-year-old Azeri light flyweight (49kg) boxer looked quicker than his strong Belarusian opponent and he was able to beat his rival by split decision in the opening bout of the third competition day.
Hungary’s Attila Bernath advanced to the final of the last edition of the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships but lost to his Georgian opponent Sakhil Allakhverdovi. The 18-year-old Hungarian had to meet in his debuting contest in Roseto degli Abruzzi with another boxer from the Caucasian country, Luka Kublashvili but Bernath was able to dictate the tempo of the bout from the first seconds. The final verdict was unanimous decision to the favour of the Hungarian who advanced to the Top8 in Italy.
England’s Commonwealth Youth Games winner Ivan Hope Price claimed silver medal in the last edition of the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Antalya. The English flyweight (52kg) boxer is the biggest name of his category in Roseto degli Abruzzi and started his preliminary bout against Romania’s Marian Gabriel Schiopu in confident style. Price launched more punches than his Romanian opponent and controlled all of the rounds in his debuting contest.
Italy’s Patrick Cappai came from a strong boxing family, his elder brother Manuel is a two-time Olympian elite boxer. The host country’s flyweight (52kg) boxer attended in youth events already in 2017 and following his first triumph against Hungary’s Tamas Borsos he delivered another top performance in the second preliminary round. Cappai felt the best fighting distance against Germany’s Yves-Domenic Kentsch and joined to the last eight of the competition.
Italy’s Daniele Oggiano had a strong local rival at the bantamweight (56kg) but he secured his place in the national youth squad 10 days before the start of the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships. Oggiano, who competed already in the last edition in Antalya, was more experienced than Moldova’s Anton Nichitenco and his previous international contests paid off in Roseto degli Abruzzi where he defeated his rival by large margin of difference.
Muhamet Qamili trains and lives in Rome, Italy but he is fighting from his native country to Albania in the international events. The 18-year-old Albanian boxer, who moved up to the bantamweight (56kg) in the recent months, tried to stop Montenegro’s Bornemissza Youth Memorial Tournament silver medallist Nenad Markovic in the first round. Qamili took over the control of the bout quickly and defeated his rival by unanimous decision.
Netherlands’s best youth boxer Cas Van Peer has been competing in the international events since 2016 and his experiences paid off when he met with Estonia’s Valeri Tsernoglavski in the last 16 of the lightweight (60kg). The 18-year-old Dutch boxer had longer reach than his Baltic rival and prevented the Estonian attacks with quicker jabs. Van Peer controlled all of the rounds and deserved his victory which was unanimous in Roseto degli Abruzzi.
Denmark’s Sebastian Terteryan, whose brother is also member of the national team, replaced Oliver Moellenberg in the final minute but the 17-year-old talent impressed in Roseto degli Abruzzi. Thomas Kyo the Danish head coach placed his confidence to Terteryan who won his second preliminary bout by large margin of differences in Roseto degli Abruzzi where his second victim was Belarus’ Robert Hirshtein.
Russia’s AIBA Junior World Champion and previously EUBC European Schoolboys Champion Ilia Popov had a successful debut in the competition on Day 1 but he had to meet with one of his main rivals in Roseto degli Abruzzi, Ireland’s EUBC European Junior Champion Callum Walsh in the last 16. The 18-year-old Russian, who is member of the national team since 2014, did enough hard work in the three rounds to beat closely his super talented Irish rival.
Scotland’s EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist Samuel Hickey had unlucky draw in the last edition of the event in Antalya but this time he had to meet with an easier opponent Lithuania’s Rokas Avizonis in the preliminary round of the welterweight (69kg). The Scottish boxer launched more punches and his effectiveness kept until the final gong which delivered a place for Hickey in the last 8.
Italy’s Naichel Millas was bronze medallist in the Kaposvar 2016 EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships when he was spending his first year among the junior boxers. The Italian middleweight (75kg) boxer joined to the youth age group this January and was named as gold medal contender in Roseto degli Abruzzi. The 17-year-old Italian found his best fighting distance against Slovakia’s Lukas Ferneza in the first minute and did enough to beat his rival.