APB boxers among the medals in Germany as Serge Michel takes Chemistry Cup gold15 March 2016
The German Boxing Federation’s prestigious Chemistry Cup took place in Halle between 8-12 March, with seven of the world’s top APB boxers in action. Among them, Germany’s Serge Michel and Xhek Paskali took gold and silver respectively in front of their home fans.
Light heavyweight Michel came through a tough field to earn his title, seeing off challenges from Mongolian veteran Sandagsuren Erdenebayar, Poland’s Matesz Tryc and Croatian Hrvoje Sep, the WSB star who was among the first to secure a quota place at Rio 2016.
China’s APB champion Zhang Jiawei couldn’t quite repeat his performance at the Strandja Memorial Tournament a fortnight ago as he lost in the bantamweight final to take silver, before Germany’s experienced middleweight Xhek Paskali finished runner-up at middleweight. Russia’s London 2012 Olympic bronze medalist and APB star Andrey Zamkovoy had to settle for another bronze as he battled against injury.
List of champions at the Chemistry Cup
49 kg: Gankhuyag Ganerdene, Mongolia
52 kg: Enkh-Amar Kharkhuu, Mongolia
56 kg: Erdenebat Tsendbaatar, Mongolia
60 kg: Callum French, England
64 kg: Pat McCormack, England
69 kg: Abbas Baraou, Germany
75 kg: Dennis Radovan, Germany
81 kg: Serge Michel, Germany
91 kg: Roy Korving, Netherlands
+91 kg: Filip Hrgovic, Croatia