Europe’s top youth talents as Moorehouse, Hamori, Sharapova and Triebelova shined in the semi-finals of the Golden Girl Box Cup in Boras04 February 2018
The Golden Girl Box Cup is one of the biggest European women event which grow up to a big brand only a few years after its launch. The second competition day was even bigger than the first following the tournament saw 72 contests in Boras, Sweden.
Europe’s youth talents as Ireland’s Daina Moorehouse, Russia’s Liubov Sharapova, Hungary’s tough duo Hanna Lakotar and Luca Hamori, furthermore Slovakia’s two-time EUBC European Women’s Junior Champion Jessica Triebelova shined in the second competition day proving our continent’s teenage hopes are skilled boxers.
Among the top women boxing nations of the European continent England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Russia and Sweden are all competing in the Golden Girl Box Cup where altogether 23 countries are attending with talented girls.
Ireland’s defending EUBC European Confederation Women’s Junior Champion Daina Moorehouse is competing in her first ever youth competition in Boras. The 16-year-old Irish girl adopted the level of the youth age group quickly and controlled all of the rounds against Denmark’s No.1 Julie Madsen in the semi-final of the light flyweight (48kg). The Irish hope’s final opponent will be France’s national team member Rim Bennama who stopped Germany’s Karolina Delmaczynska in a quick contest.
Hungary’s EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Hanna Lakotar was nervous in the first round against Norway’s youth No.1 Annabelle Bruun but from the second she was able to use her long distance punches and worked better. The 16-year-old Hungarian flyweight (51kg) talent, who works with a top coach former two-time AIBA Women’s World Champion Maria Kovacs, eliminated her Norwegian opponent and will be boxing for the title with Russia’s Liubov Sharapova.
Slovakia’s two-time EUBC European Women’s Junior Champion Jessica Triebelova arrived to the competition as one of the future sensation. The Slovakian featherweight (57kg) boxer did not lose any contests in the recent one and half year and worked well from longer distance against Mongolia’s Yesugen Oyuntsetseg in Boras. Triebelova will be meeting for the title with Sweden’s Itza Pabon Reyes who defeated Latvia’s EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Jekaterina Marcenko.
Hungary’s EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist Luca Hamori won all of her contests in 2017 and returned after a hand injury in the Golden Girl Box Cup. The 16-year-old Hungarian lightweight (60kg) boxer used her tough punches and the referee counted her opponent Mongolia’s Enkhbaatar Munkhkhuslen already in the first round. Hamori was impressed also in the second round and after the third knock downs the referee ended their unequal semi-final.
Sweden’s Natasha Samsalieva was bronze medallist in the last edition of their Women’s National Championships and tried to use her aggressive style in the quarter-final when she eliminated France’s Melanie Machnicki. The 26-year-old Swedish elite flyweight (51kg) boxer had a more difficult opponent in the semi-final Bolivia’s Basel-based Nadia Barriga who competed in the last edition of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. The Swedish boxer did slightly better in the final round which was decided their contest therefore Samsalieva can box for the title tomorrow.
Latvia’s Karolina Lecko joined to the elite age group only last month and following her first triumph over Denmark’s Freja Hansen she tried to use her attacking style in the semi-final against Sweden’s Sandra Attermo. The Latvian bantamweight (54kg) boxer had amazing stamina in the whole contest and she did not stop to move ahead in their nine minutes of fight which means she can box in the final with Sweden’s Sara Svensson.
Sweden’s Sophia Smith competed in the European Union Women’s Boxing Championships in Italy last August and returned to the ring after that international event. The Swedish featherweight (57kg) boxer did her tricky game in the first round against Montenegro’s AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships competitor Tamara Radunovic. Her opponent from Montenegro tried to reduce the fighting distance and she did it successfully from the second round in their semi-final. The final verdict was unanimous decision to Radunovic who needs only one further step to win the competition in Boras.
Sweden’s AIBA Women’s Youth World Champion and EUBC European Youth Champion Agnes Alexiusson returned after her injury and following her narrow triumph over Switzerland’s Sandra Brugger on Friday she had to meet with another strong opponent England’s Kirsty Hill in the semi-final of the lightweight (60kg). The 22-year-old Swedish boxer was patient, waited for the attacks of the English girl and used Hill’s mistakes to win their contest in Boras.
Denmark’s best woman boxer Yvonne Baek Rasmussen is member of the national team since 2003 therefore she is the most experienced boxer in the Golden Girl Box Cup and met with a young talent Norway’s EUBC European Confederation Women’s Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Madeleine Angelsen in the semi-final of the light welterweight (64kg). She stepped in to close distance to her 17 years younger Norwegian opponent and landed nice jabs and hooks. Rasmussen knew her opponent well and found Angelsen’s weak points which means she can box for the title with Dominica’s Valerian Spicer who eliminated England’s Sarah Dunne.