Denmark’s Terteryan and Ukraine’s Litvinov impressed in the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament on Day107 March 2018
The 68th edition of the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament began in Eger, Hungary with its preliminaries. Denmark’s Sebastian Terteryan proved top performance among the youth boxers before Ukraine’s Roman Litvinov delivering a sensational triumph in the junior part of the tournament.
Eger, which is located in the Northern part of the country, is a historical city in Hungary and famous of its boxing schools besides to the tradition. The competition was named by Lieutenant Gergely Bornemissza who was one of the Hungarian heroes during the Turkish siege of Eger castle in 1552.
Among the top boxing nations of the world Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, United States of America, Germany and Italy all sent athletes besides to the host Hungarians to the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament to Eger. The number of the youth and juniors boxers is 269 from 19 countries in the prestigious competition.
In the opening contest of the whole competition Italy’s Boxam Youth Tournament bronze medallist Massimo Spada dominated his first contest in Eger over Hungary’s Dominik Dzsugan. Spada, who moved up to the flyweight (52kg) since the last EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships, knocked down his Hungarian rival and his opponent’s ringside abandoned their contest still in the first round.
Denmark’s EUBC European Confederation Schoolboys Boxing Championships bronze medallist Sebastian Terteryan was named as their best youth boxer and he realized his top skills in Eger where he met with Netherlands’ newcomer Brian Vossen at the light welterweight (64kg). The Danish boxer won all of the rounds as the scoring of 10:9 and marched into the last eight of the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament.
Hungary’s Istvan Enekes Youth Memorial Tournament silver medallist Tibor Bogdan lost his first contest in the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament one year ago but he opened his competition with a success this time beating Montenegro’s Stefan Savkovic. The Hungarian light welterweight (64kg) boxer controlled the first two rounds against his opponent and saved some fuels for the later actions.
Norway’s Boxam Youth Tournament silver medallist Don Emini competed in the last edition of the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Antalya and used up his experiences to beat Serbia’s Stefan Ristanovic at the welterweight (69kg). The 17-year-old Norwegian won their contest by unanimous decision and advanced to the quarter-final of the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament.
Germany’s Dirk Weidenkeller was silver medallist in their U17 National Championships and arrived to the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament to raise his international experiences. The German welterweight (69kg) boxer exceeded the expectations and used his accurate punches to beat Hungary’s Heydar Aliyev Junior Cup bronze medallist Milos Pocza.
Sweden’s most experienced youth boxer Moltas Lundstroem opened his campaign in the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament already on Day 1. The 18-year-old boxer used the middle of the ring to control his bout against Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Bojan Cestic. The Swedish middleweight (75kg) boxer led 20:18 in each scorecard after six minutes but following his lethal combinations the referee stopped their contest and confirmed Lundstroem’s RSC success.
Ukraine’s Roman Litvinov claimed bronze medal in the 2017 EUBC European Confederation Schoolboys Boxing Championships but he was not the favourite against Kazakhstan’s Junior National Champion Abdigalym Abdukarim on Day1. The 15-year-old Ukrainian pinweight (46kg) boxer delivered the biggest surprise of the junior part of the first competition day winning his difficult contest by unanimous decision.
Denmark’s Anas Khattab bronze medallist in the Sven Lange Junior Tournament in Germany three months ago but since then he proved strong development in all areas of boxing. The 16-year-old Danish featherweight (57kg) boxer defeated Sweden’s King of the Ring Junior Tournament winner Kevin Scott with amazing stamina which he made in the last round.
Russia’s EUBC European Schoolboys Champion Sergei Egorov triumphed over Hungary’s Balint Porge at the lightweight (60kg) after United States’ Chavez Barrientes defeated Kazakhstan’s Junior National Champion Pernebek Beybarys in an amazing junior bout at the light flyweight (48kg). The first KO success of the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament was delivered by Hungary’s junior hope Hunor Kiss who knocked out Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Alija Hesic at the heavyweight (+80kg) in Eger.