Finland’s Seed No.1 Mira Potkonen did revenge to Stridsman in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships today

16 November 2018 News

The second competition day of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships was held in the Indian capital in New Delhi where thirteen Europeans won their contests today. Finland’s star and Seed No.1 Mira Potkonen did revenge to Australia’s Anja Stridsman in a hectic bout and advanced to the last 16.

Altogether 277 boxers are attending in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships and among them 118 athletes are from 27 different European nations in New Delhi. The winners of the light flyweight (48kg), bantamweight (54kg), lightweight (60kg) and welterweight (69kg) all advanced to the last 16 in India.

Romania’s EUBC European Women’s Champion and AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships silver medallist Steluta Duta had more than 400 bouts during her career therefore she had all of the experiences to reach something big in New Delhi. The Romanian light flyweight (48kg) boxer used her aggressive style against Spain’s Boxam Women’s Tournament winner 19-year-old Laura Fuertes and won her opening bout with good performance in India.

Finland’s defending EUBC European Women’s Champion Mira Potkonen lost to Australia’s Anja Stridsman in the final of the Boxam Women’s Tournament a few weeks ago which was her only defeat in the recent two years. Finland’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games bronze medallist star was well-prepared against her Commonwealth Games winner Aussie opponent and has done a revenge due her previous loss. The Finnish lightweight (60kg) boxer, who was seeded as No.1 in New Delhi, started successfully and advanced to the last 16.

Italy’s AIBA Youth World Champion and Rio 2016 Olympian Irma Testa moved forward before launching her counter-attacks in the first round when she met with England’s Paige Murney. The two top European boxers had a unique battle in New Delhi which was also a spectacular one on Day2. Testa started their contest better but the Commonwealth Games silver medallist English talent was able to turn back the lightweight (60kg) bout which was a small surprise in New Delhi.

Sweden’s Agnes Alexiusson started her campaign well in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships on Day1 and she continued her winning path today. The former AIBA Women’s Youth World Champion Swedish lightweight (60kg) boxer recovered from her injuries well and eliminated Denmark’s Ditte Frostholm in the second competition day. Two out of her two contests are in her bags and the 22-year-old Swedish girl can continue her glorious way in the last 16.

Ukraine’s Ivanna Krupenia won her last preparation event before the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships and following her strong performance at the Silesian Open Tournament, she continued in that shape in New Delhi. The Ukrainian bantamweight (54kg) boxer used her best fighting distance against China’s Lu Yingying and she was able to eliminate a top Asian rival by split decision.

Ireland’s Kellie Harrington claimed silver medal at the light welterweight (64kg) of the last edition of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships two years ago. The 29-year-old Irish boxer moved down to the Olympic lightweight (60kg) and used her better skills to eliminate New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Troy Garton. Harrington was too strong for her Kiwi opponent and won the bout by unanimous decision in New Delhi.

England’s AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Sandy Ryan used quick footwork in the first round against Italy’s AIBA Women’s Youth World Champion five-year younger Angela Carini in their welterweight (69kg) bout. The 25-year-old English amazon tried to overcome Carini in the attacks but the Italian had a well-built tactic against Ryan. The young Italian, who had only a few losses during her whole career, turned back their contest and advanced to the last 16 in New Delhi.


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