Aradoaie and Gorol were too smart to their star rivals in the Bocskai Memorial Tournament on Day209 February 2018
One of the most traditional European elite competition, the Bocskai Memorial Tournament saw amazing battles and 48 quarter-final fights in the second competition day in Debrecen. England proved a superb competition day in Debrecen where Romania’s Paul Andrei Aradoaie and Czech Republic’s Miroslav Gorol defeated top rivals.
Women elite boxers also opened their participation in the 62nd edition of the Bocskai Memorial Tournament in Debrecen where the female talents can box in four different weight categories at the Bocskai Memorial Tournament.
Altogether 118 men and 18 women boxers from 22 countries are attending in the 62nd edition of the Bocskai Memorial Tournament in Debrecen. Russia, Kazakhstan, England, Ukraine, Mongolia, Italy, Belarus, Romania, Poland, host Hungary and Netherlands are all attending among the top boxing nations in the Bocskai Memorial Tournament.
In the women part of the Bocskai Memorial Tournament England’s AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships silver medallist Lisa Whiteside used her impressive attacks against Czech Republic’s Nela Freiherrova in her debuting contest at the flyweight (51kg) and proved she is the better boxer. Hungary’s veteran National Champion Krisztina Beri also won her contest by large margin of difference in that category.
Hungary has got two strong and young boxers at the flyweight (52kg) and both of them are advanced to the semi-finals in the Bocskai Memorial Tournament following their performances on Day2. Firstly their National Champion Istvan Szaka defeated England’s Blaine Hyland before Martin Virban won his second contest in the event beating Italy’s EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships bronze medallist Cristian Zara.
Czech Republic’s Miroslav Gorol was bronze medallist in the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Turkey a few months ago and adopted the level of the elite boxers quickly. The 19-year-old Czech boxer found the best fighting distance against Ukraine’s Oleh Chulyacheyev in the first round and eliminated his experienced rival winning the bout by split decision.
Belarus’ AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Dzmitry Asanau has got an extremely strong draw in the Bocskai Memorial Tournament. The 21-year-old Belarusian lightweight (60kg) boxer had to eliminate Israel’s former EUBC European Champion Pavel Ishchenko as first and he needed to do another world class performance to bow out of the way Mongolia’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games quarter-finalist Erdenebat Tsendbaatar.
Hungary’s EUBC European Youth Champion Roland Galos eliminated Kazakhstan’s Asian Students Champion Yertugan Zeinuldinov in his opening contest and still looking fresh on his second appearance at the Bocskai Memorial Tournament. The 22-year-old Hungarian lightweight (60kg) boxer, who trains with his coach father, launched more punches than his English rival, National Champion Thomas Hodgson and marched to the last four in Debrecen.
Moldova’s light welterweight (64kg) No.1 Dmitri Galagot was silver medallist in the 2013 EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships in Minsk and after a few poor years he performed well enough in 2017. The experienced Moldovan boxer lost to Belarus’ Yauheni Dauhaliavets previously but he did revenge in the quarter-final stage of the Bocskai Memorial Tournament.
England’s Cyrus Pattinson was silver medallist in the 2016 Bocskai Memorial Tournament in Debrecen and returned to the competition in top shape. England’s welterweight (69kg) boxer was in different level than his Polish opponent, Kamil Holka and advanced to the last four. In his weight class the two best Hungarians as WSB boxer Andras Vadasz and National Champion Laszlo Kozak both advanced to the semi-finals.
England’s another top performance was delivered by Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships competitor Benjamin Whittaker who eliminated Russia’s current National Champion at the middleweight (75kg) Shamil Khataev. The 20-year-old English boxer, who robbed to the bests only last year, gave in absolutely everything to win his tough contest in the Bocskai Memorial Tournament.
Netherlands’ two-time EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Peter Mullenberg returned from his injury and won his second tough fight in Debrecen. The 30-year-old Dutch light heavyweight (81kg) boxer eliminated Ukraine’s former EUBC European Youth Champion Vladyslav Mikhailov as first and used the best tactic against Kazakhstan’s AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Bekzad Nurdauletov in the quarter-final.
Romania’s defending EUBC European U22 Champion Paul Andrei Aradoaie moved up to the heavyweight (91kg) in the recent months and arrived to the Bocskai Memorial Tournament as a favourite. The 21-year-old Romanian boxer started slowly against Russia’s National Championships bronze medallist Shamil Mansurov but from the second round he did enough to win his key contest against his tough rival.
Hungary’s heavyweight (91kg) No.1 Adam Hamori was in the Top8 at the Kharkiv 2017 EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships and his speed was the difference between him and his Belarusian opponent, AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Siarhei Karneyeu on Day2. His younger teammate 20-year-old Karoly Berki defeated Moldova’s Alexei Zavatin and caused the biggest surprise of the super heavyweight (+91kg) in Debrecen.