Chartoi and Schierle are the finalists of the middleweight at the Tammer Tournament following their narrow successes

23 November 2019 News

The semi-finals were in the official program of the second competition day at the 40th edition of the Tammer Tournament which is holding in the city of Tampere, Finland. Altogether 22 contests were held on Day2 and all of the top stars advanced to the final of the Tammer Tournament. The semi-finals of the men’s middleweight (75kg) saw the closest fights of the second day where the final line-ups are Sweden’s Adam Chartoi and Germany’s Silvio Schierle.

The city of Tampere hosted already AIBA World Boxing Championships, European Boxing Championships and Olympic Qualification Event in the recent decades but their big brand is the Tammer Tournament. The reputation of the competition is very high worldwide which guaranteed Mr. Aarno Laukkanen and Ms. Anna Laukkanen.

Sixteen nations are attending in the 40th edition of the Tammer Tournament in Tampere: Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saint Lucia, Sweden, Ukraine and Wales.

Bout of the day

Finland’s 22-year-old Muhammad Abdilrasoon won his quarter-final bout against Belgium’s Lancelot Proton de la Chappelle with RSC in the first round yesterday. Finland’s middleweight (75kg) No.1 had to meet in the semi-finals with Germany’s Silvio Schierle who was born also in 1997. Following the tactical first round, both launched high number of attacks in the second making the bout spectacular. The final verdict was split decision to Schierle who will be boxing for the title of the weight class with Sweden’s best male boxer Adam Chartoi who was slightly better than England’s EUBC European Youth Champion Mark Dickinson causing a small surprise once again.

Surprise of the day

Following Wanderson Oliveira’s serious blows and RSC success, his younger teammate Luiz Fernando Da Silva was in action in the semi-finals of the welterweight (69kg). The 21-year-old Brazilian met with France’s Rayane Yahia Berrouiguet who eliminated Ukraine’s Yaroslav Samofalov on Day1 which was a surprise yesterday. The Brazilian boxer used his excellent footwork to find the best attacking angles but his French opponent was brave once again. Da Silva received a warning in the second round due a low blow which was a turning point of their fight and the French defeated his second high-rated opponent in Tampere.

The Round-Up

In the first bout of the second competition day Germany’s Rio 2016 Olympian Hamza Touba had to box against a speedy rival, Ukraine’s Andriy Tyshkovets who reached strong youth and U22 results during his career. The Ukrainian southpaw started the bout with a quick right-handed jab but Touba’s hooks came with perfect timing in counter-attacking range. Tyshkovets attacked bravely in each of the round but Touba’s strategy was more effective which means he can box for the title of the flyweight (52kg) with England’s William Cawley who was more experienced than his semi-final opponent, Finland’s Shirahmad Hasani who looked brave in his eighth fight.

France’s Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Champion and Rio 2016 Olympic Games silver medallist Sofiane Oumiha enjoyed his first fight in the Tammer Tournament against Finland’s Santeri Kemppainen on Day1. The French lightweight (63kg) star had a stronger opponent as second Ukraine’s Denys Pesotskyi who moved down from the welterweight (69kg) again. Oumiha tried to keep his attacking Ukrainian opponent on long and he performed better on the Day1 to eliminate his tough rival unanimously. Oumiha’s final opponent will be Brazil’s Wanderson Oliveira who knocked down Welshmen Mickey McDonagh in the end of the second round.

England’s AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Mohammed Harris Akbar tried to use his reach in the first round against Estonia’s Pavel Kamanin. The 21-year-old English welterweight (69kg) boxer did not use his footwork well in the opening minutes but ruled the middle of the ring and caught his opponent a few times. Kamanin had better defence than in the quarter-finals but Akbar worked enough to beat his Baltic rival in the semi-finals of the category.

In the first semi-final of the light heavyweight (81kg) Brazil’s Youth Olympic Games winner Keno Marley Machado dominated his fight against France’s Gaetan Ntambwe proving his talent. The 19-year-old Brazilian landed the stronger punches and advanced to the final of his first ever Tammer Tournament. The second semi-final of the Group A of the light heavyweight (81kg) delivered a narrow fight which was won by Wales’ No.1 Commonwealth Games winner Sammy Lee beating Germany’s Ibragim Bazuev by split decision.

Germany’s Hamsat Shadalov reached excellent youth results and quickly involved to the elite national team as a teenager. The German boxer was quarter-finalist in the Minsk 2019 European Games but decided to move back to the bantamweight (57kg) in the recent weeks. Shadalov eliminated Belgium’s Vasile Usturoi in a narrow fight on Day1 but he looked fresh enough in the first round of his semi-final against Denmark’s Danny Jensen. The 21-year-old German was quicker and moved more on feet than his Danish opponent and advanced to the final of the bantamweight (57kg). Shadalov’s final opponent will be France’s tough Samuel Kistohurry who eliminated Finland’s best male boxer Arslan Khataev.

Brazil’s Abner Teixeira Junior developed rapidly following that he was involved to the national elite team in 2017. Since then he had tough fights against the best of the world at the heavyweight (91kg) like Cuba’s Erislandy Savon and Kazakhstan’s Vasiliy Levit. The 23-year-old Brazilian had the strong strategy against Ukraine’s Marat Hryhorian and he was able to follow that one and proved better performance as second. The Brazilian kept the best fighting range and enjoyed the third round which means he will be meeting for the gold medal with Germany’s Ammar Abduljabbar.

Four boxers are attending in the women’s lightweight (60kg) which is holding in Round Robin Format in Tampere. Finland’s boxing icon Rio 2016 Olympic Games bronze medallist and two-time EUBC European Women’s Champion Mira Potkonen defeated Italy’s Francesca Amato on Day1 and she had a tactical success over Brazil’s 19-year-old Rebecca Lima Santos today. Potkonen’s teenage opponent was a competitive one and following her bronze medal at the Budapest 2018 AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships, she could do a close fight with Finland’s star.

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