Fetahovic and Sobjeslavski were the bests in the semi-finals of the Mustafa Hajrulahovic Memorial Tournament23 September 2018
The semi-finals of the Mustafa Hajrulahovic Memorial Tournament were held in the capital city of Bosnia & Herzegovina in Sarajevo. Bosnia & Herzegovina’s best elite boxer Adem Fetahovic and Croatia’s 19-year-old Mladen Sobjeslavski have done the best performances in the semi-finals of the Mustafa Hajrulahovic Memorial Tournament.
Mustafa Hajrulahovic Talijan was Bosnia & Herzegovina’s hero in the last century and a new boxing tournament was named after him which shows his popularity in Sarajevo. Bosnia & Herzegovina hosted the BIH Cup and the Mostar International Youth Tournament in 2018 and their next international event is holding at the Dom Mladih Skenderija in Sarajevo.
Slovenia’s Aleks Guzej joined to the elite age group only this January following his youth medals in the international stages. The 19-year-old Slovenian bantamweight (56kg) boxer, who raised his experiences in the Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament in Bangkok two months ago, controlled his fight against F.Y.R. of Macedonia’s Dzan Demirov in the semi-finals.
Alen Rahimic has got strong connections to Germany but he has been representing Bosnia & Herzegovina in the international events. The 20-year-old talent, who attended in the last edition of the EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships, won his semi-final bout against Kosovo’s Besfort Merlaku with strong performance.
Kosovo’s Venhar Haziraj is a new face at the welterweight (69kg) but his skills were enough to eliminate Serbia’s Nikola Zivanovic in their semi-finals. In the same category Bosnia & Herzegovina’s best elite boxer Adem Fetahovic, who delivered several positive surprises in the recent two and half years, eliminated Kosovo’s Adem Jashari Memorial Tournament winner Patriot Behrami winning the bout by unanimous decision.
Croatia’s Mladen Sobjeslavski started his career well and junior and youth boxer but he had a short break and two relatively bad years in the international stage. The 19-year-old Croatian middleweight (75kg) boxer landed powerful punches and the referee confirmed his RSC success against Kosovo’s Armend Neziraj.
Croatia’s next young favourite 19-year-old Matej Uremovic received the right to attend in an elite competition following his schoolboys, junior and youth competitions. The Croatian teenager dominated his fight over F.Y.R. of Macedonia’s Arsen Etemi in a one-sided bout at the light heavyweight (81kg).