Dzambekov and Abduljabbar boxed over their previous limits at the AIBA World Boxing Championships on Day7

16 September 2019 News

The seventh day of boxing was held at the Yekaterinburg 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships in Russia where two sessions were in the official program. The boxers from the bantamweight (57kg), light heavyweight (81kg) and heavyweight (91kg) advanced to the last 16 on Day7. Austria’s Umar Dzambekov eliminated a strong US rival while Germany’s Ammar Abduljabbar bowed out a seeded Algerian at the heavyweight (91kg).

Among the participating 78 nations and 365 boxers, Europe represents the Yekaterinburg 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships with 169 athletes from 36 countries. The following 36 European nations are attending in the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Yekaterinburg: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales.

Bout of the day

The Austrian team arrived to the Yekaterinburg 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships with young boxers and their light heavyweight (81kg) hope Umar Dzambekov impressed once again in the event. The 22-year-old boxer has strong roots to Russia but has been training and living in Austria since many years. Dzambekov used his powerful jabs to stop United States’ Atif Oberlton in the first round and tried to follow his strategy. The Austrian boxer was patient and controlled most of their narrow fight which means Dzambekov advanced to the last 16 as first from his nation since the 1999 edition.

Surprise of the day

Germany had several issues at the heavyweight (91kg) this year but their Irish head coach Mr. Eddie Bolger found the best option for the Yekaterinburg 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships. Ammar Abduljabbar performed well in the Cologne Boxing World Cup and following his opening success in Yekaterinburg, he delivered one of the top sensations on Day7. The 24-year-old German had to face with Algeria’s three-time Olympian and All Africa Games winner veteran Abdelhafid Benchabla but Abduljabbar looked quicker from the first seconds. The German hope followed the well-built tactic and eliminated a seeded rival in the second preliminary round of the heavyweight (91kg).

The Round-Up

Russia’s Albert Batyrgaziev is a native talent in our sport who trained strongly in the recent two years to reach the top level. The Russian moved down to the bantamweight (57kg) and impressed against Bulgaria’s younger Boyan Asenov winning all of the rounds on the scorecards. His teammate Russia’s Georgiy Kushitashvili (81kg) had a tough fight against Wales’ Commonwealth Games winner 20-year-old Sammy Lee but finally his hand was raised after the last gong.

Hungary’s Rotterdam 2013 EUBC European Youth Champion Roland Galos won his opening fight in Yekaterinburg against Chinese Taipei’s Chen Po Yi and amazed in his second bout when he faced with Denmark’s Frederik Lundgaard Jensen. Both boxers were born in 1995 moved down to the bantamweight (57kg) in the recent weeks to attend in Yekaterinburg. Galos was patient in the bout and fully motivated to beat his dangerous Danish rival and his strategy paid off on Day7.

Moldova’s former EUBC European Youth Champion Dorin Bucsa moved back to the bantamweight (57kg) as Galos which is fit for his height. The 22-year-old Moldovan gave in everything from the first seconds until the very end to beat Jordan’s veteran Mohammad Abdelaziz Al-Wadi. One of the best Europeans in this weight class, Ireland’s Minsk 2019 European Games winner Kurt Walker controlled his fight over Colombia’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games quarter-finalist Ceiber David Avila and marched to the last 16.

Finland’s former EUBC European Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Arslan Khataev needed only 109 seconds to beat Saudi Arabia’s Faris Al-Mutaani. Following Khataev’s heavy blows and knock downs, the referee confirmed his RSC success still in the first round of their unequal bantamweight (57kg) fight.

England’s Peter McGrail achieved bronze medal in the last edition of the AIBA World Boxing Championships therefore his target is high in Yekaterinburg where he eliminated South Korea’s Lee Ye Chan with fantastic performance. His teammate Cheavon Clarke moved forward more than Belgium’s Victor Schelstraete and advanced to the last 16 of the heavyweight (81kg).


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