England and Slovakia won two hard contests on Day4 of the EUBC European Union Boxing Championships

13 November 2018 News

The fourth competition day was held in the EUBC European Union Boxing Championships in Valladolid, Spain where thirteen preliminary contests were in the official program. England’s duo Carl Fail and Benjamin Whittaker both defeated their Spanish rivals but the Slovakians also won two key contests on Day4.

Altogether 124 boxers are attending for the medals in Valladolid which is the capital of the Castile and Leon community. The middleweight (75kg) and the light heavyweight (81kg) boxers were in action in the fourth competition day of the EUBC European Union Boxing Championships and the winners advanced to the last eight of the competition.

The EUBC European Union Boxing Championships is the main competition for the men’s elite boxers in 2018 and the continent’s top boxers are attending in the event. The first edition of the EUBC European Union Boxing Championships was held in Strasbourg, France in 2003 and after the last Sofia event Spain’s Valladolid is the host.

Slovenia’s best elite boxer Aljaz Venko attended in several international competitions in the recent seven years and he knew well how can he beat Estonia’s Deniss Kormilin in their middleweight (75kg) bout. The Slovenian boxer won all of the rounds against his Baltic rival and marched to the last eight in Valladolid.

England’s EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships silver medallist Carl Fail moved up to the middleweight (75kg) since the Tirgu Jiu event but he is still taller than his rivals. The 21-year-old English talent used his longer reach well against his difficult first opponent Spain’s Miguel Cuadrado. The final verdict was split decision in the favour of Fail who was also strong in the close exchanges.

Ireland’s Michael Nevin won the gold medal at the Kolobrzeg 2015 EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships and his strength are now enough good at the elite level as well. The 20-year-old Irish middleweight (75kg) boxer controlled his opening fight in Valladolid against Germany’s Stephan Nikitin and he needs only one further step to be a guaranteed medallist at the event.

Lancelot Proton de la Chappelle started his career very early in France but the young talent decided to represent Belgium in the international stage. The 20-year-old middleweight (75kg) boxer, who has got more than 120 bouts already, was slightly better than Croatia’s teenage hope Mladen Sobjeslavski which was a narrow fight on Day4.

Slovakia’s EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Andrej Csemez qualified for the Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships and impressed against the best boxers as well. The 20-year-old Slovakian middleweight (75kg) hope recovered from his injuries and his long distance tactic paid off against Finland’s Muhammad Abdilrasoon in Valladolid.

In the second England vs. Spain battle on Day4 the result was the same as in the first one, the younger English boxer defeated his host nation rival at the light heavyweight (81kg). WSB hero Benjamin Whittaker won a few international tournaments and used his fast tempo to beat Spain’s Alejandro Camacho in their preliminary bout.

Slovakia’s second success in the fourth competition day was delivered by Matus Strnisko who is an honest boxer and uses his stamina to beat his opponents. The 24-year-old Slovakian worked more in the ring during the nine minutes than Germany’s Athanasios Kazakis and advanced to the quarter-finals of the light heavyweight (81kg).

Greece’s Polyneikis Kalamaras is a constant member of the international events since 2012 and he caused a small surprise on Day4 when he defeated Georgia’s Iago Kiziria by split decision. One of the favourites of the light heavyweight (81kg) Romania’s EUBC European U22 Champion Paul Andrei Aradoaie won his contest against Slovenia’s Denis Lazar by large margin of differences.

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