EUBC European Boxing Championships a Kharkiv (Ukraine) – First evaluation22 June 2017
The 42nd edition of Europeans men elite, underway in Kharkiv (Ukraine), is the longest running of Continental Championships and has covered two-thirds of its course promoting 40 boxers for medals.
To reach the semifinals there were 194 matches engaging, for six days, 234 boxers representing 39 States, of which 19 (as had happened in 2015 in Samokov in Bulgaria) promoted on the podium.
For Europe is the first important exam after the last Olympic Games, Rio 2016, in view of the coming World Championships to be held from 25 August to 3 September in Hamburg (Ger) and Tokyo 2020.
Assignment pass, 8 for each category, made it even more interesting the Championships.
For the World Championships got the pass boxers from 26 Nations.
The first semi-finalists are: 8 from Great Britain; 6 from Ukraine; 5 from Russia and 3 from Ireland.
Excluded from the European Championship 2017
The Russia has lost two of the best athletes: Dunaytsev (64 kg) world champion and reigning European, bronze medal in Rio 2016, was overtaken by the Irish McComb at the debut; Khamukov, champion in 2015, was defeated by Ukranian Khyzhniak, class ’95, iridescent gold youth and winner of Europeans U22 in Braila.
Out Galanov (52 kg), Nazirov (56 kg) e Soblylinskii (69 kg). Outside the medals, the 34-year veteran Moldovan in his ninth European presence, Gojan, gold in 2011 and silver in 2002, defeated by Ukrainian Butsenko (Silver 2013).
Excluded Aliyev (56 kg) from Irish Walker and Baghirov (69 kg) from Ukrainian Barabanov in the quarterfinals. Only one who reached the semifinals is Shakhsuvarly.
Out the Dutch Mullenberg (81 kg), silver 2013 and 2015, and Belarusians Kastramin (Silver outgoing) and veteran Sarfaryan, born in ‘ 84 (finalist in 2013 before the home crowd in Minsk), defeated by Ukrainian Pavlo Ishchenko, who in this edition wears the colours of Israel and reached the semi-finals.
Among the defending champions remain on course at the European Championship 2017
Russian Egorov (49) e Tishchenko (91), Bulgarian Asenov (52) and Irish Ward (81), thrown toward his third gold, after 2011 and 2015.
To point out
Decreasing of the wounds to the back of the head after the decision to remove the protective helmet.
The comment of Franco Falcinelli, EUBC President
Franco Falcinelli, EUBC Presidente EUBC and AIBA Vice President, is satisfied for the first part of tournament. He is certain that the semifinals and finals will give plus value to a highly technical and agonistic manifestation.
“In history of European Championships, born in 1925, Ukraine is the first time that organizes a Championships and deserves applause.
The Federation of President Volodymyr Prodyvus, also member of the National Parliament, has shown a great efficiency thanks to an exceptional organisational capacity: structures and hotels of the highest standard, no weaknesses.
The General technical level is positive whereas this is after Rio 2016 edition, inevitably marked by new names.
The judges-referees sector is characterized by new entries ready to do well also in view of Tokyo 2020 “.