Finally 175 boxers from 22 nations are attending in the EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships in Budva13 November 2020
The EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships opened with the Technical Meeting and the Official Draw in Budva, Montenegro today. Following the sport entries check it is revealed that 62 female and 113 male boxers will be competing for the medals in the upcoming days. Finally, 22 nations were able to arrive to Montenegro where 20 champions will be crowned after the finals.
The following 22 nations are attending in the EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships Budva 2020: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Israel, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Ukraine.
The men’s light welterweight (64kg) is the most popular category in the event with the participation of 17 boxers. Among the girls, also the light welterweight (64kg) is the most crowded with 10 athletes on the board. Russia and Ukraine sent maximum number of 20 boxers to the EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships.
The Technical Meeting and the Official Draw were led by EUBC’s new Competition Manager Mr. Marko Marovic of Croatia. He introduced all of the strict safety measures and protocols which will be effective during the whole competition. The delegations have been informed about competition rules, the schedule of the event and all other organizational matters.
Montenegro never hosted any continental event in the past and the new edition of the EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships is a new milestone in the country’s boxing life. Their junior talents impressed in the recent two years achieving titles and medals therefore the host nation’s expectations are high in Budva.
The EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships was planning to host in the end of April but due to the Covid-19 pandemic the event has been postponed to November. Boxers who were born in 2002 and in 2003 are eligible to attend in the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Budva.
The European Boxing Confederation’s medical and safety rules are very strict in the whole competition. The safety of all participants, the continuous medical checks, the social distancing, the hygienic preparations, wearing masks and all of the health controls are the responsibility of the local organizers in Montenegro to avoid any new Covid-19 cases during the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships.
EUBC European Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Alexander Fredriksson is one of the biggest Swedish talents of the recent 10 years who will be meeting in an anticipated bout with Latvia’s Matvejs Prokudins tomorrow. Fredriksson defeated him in an international tournament in 2018 but his Baltic opponent also progressed in the recent two years well enough.