Eleven European boxers are targeting the gold in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships

13 October 2019 News

The winners of the ninth day of boxing are finalists at the Ulan-Ude 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Russia. Altogether 17 Europeans are medallists in Ulan-Ude and among them 11 advanced to the finals in the event. Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Italy, Wales, and France have got finalists in the Ulan-Ude 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.

The following 24 European nations are attending in the Ulan-Ude 2019 AIBA Women’s 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

Turkey’s Busenaz Cakiroglu changed her training methods and attitude following her unsuccessful campaign at the New Delhi 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. The 25-year-old Turkish won the gold medal at the Minsk 2019 European Games and at the Madrid EUBC European Women’s Boxing Championships this year proving her development. The Turkish No.1 had a tough job in the semi-finals when she had to meet with India’s six-time AIBA Women’s World Champion Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte. Cakiroglu knew her opponent and used the best strategy to control the first round in their contest. The Turkish flyweight (51kg) boxer worked from counter-attacking range and she kept Mary Kom long which means she can fight for the title on the last day of boxing.

Surprises of the day

Russia’s Liliya Ayetbayeva achieved a gold medal in the National Championships at the very first time this Spring and received the right to attend in Ulan-Ude. She lost her opening contest in the Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament this July but in Ulan-Ude she has been shining from the first preliminary round. Her mission impossible was successful against DPR Korea’s defending champion Pang Chol Mi and caused one of the main sensations of the whole championship.

Russia’s Ulan-Ude-based Liudmilla Vorontsova also involved to the national elite team this year following her gold at the National Championships. She has been attending in the international tournaments since 2015 but Ulan-Ude is her first big challenge. The Russian featherweight (57kg) had a difficult quarter-final against Netherlands’ AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Jemyma Betrian and she increased her limits in the semi-finals. Vorontsova shocked Chinese Taipei’s defending AIBA Women’s World Champion and ASBC Asian Women’s Champion Lin Yu Ting and advanced to the final.

The Round-Up

Russia’s Ekaterina Paltseva achieved gold medal at the Sofia 2018 EUBC European Women’s Boxing Championships and following several unexpected losses, she returned in top shape. The 22-year-old Russian was slightly better than England’s new sensation Demie-Jade Resztan and also advanced to the finals as Ayetbayeva and Vorontsova. Paltseva will be meeting for the title of the light flyweight (48kg) with India’s 20-year-old Manju Rani who eliminated Thailand’s Chuthamat Raksat in a hectic bout.

Italy’s Angela Carini was two-time EUBC European Youth Champion before she achieved her career highlight a silver medal at the Madrid EUBC European Women’s Elite Boxing Championships on August. Mr. Emanuele Renzini, the Italian head coach decided to take her down to the light welterweight (64kg) which decision resulted for her a place in the final in Ulan-Ude. Carini was taller than Kazakhstan’s Milana Safronova in their semi-final and her strong technical skills means that the 21-year-old Italian can meet for the title with China’s defending champion Dou Dan.

Netherlands’ No.1, Rio 2016 Olympic Games silver medallist Nouchka Fontijn defeated China’s 21-year-old Zheng Lu in the quarter-finals of the middleweight (75kg) and continued her winning path against Canada’s Tamara Thibeault in Ulan-Ude. The Dutch star will be meeting for the gold medal with Wales’ European Games winner Lauren Price who was too smart for Morocco’s All Africa Games winner Khadija Mardi. Fontijn lost to the Welsh girl in the final of the European Games and their next meeting will be coming soon in the last day of boxing in Ulan-Ude.

Statistics before the finals in Ulan-Ude

The following 12 nations have got at least one finalist of the Ulan-Ude 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships:

– China, Russia: 4 boxers

– Turkey: 3 boxers

– Brazil, France, India, Italy, Netherlands, Philippines, Chinese Taipei, United States, Wales: 1 boxer

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