France’s Jeyssa Marcel won her second tough fight in the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament13 June 2019
The second competition day of the 69th edition of the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament saw several top fights between our junior and youth stars in Eger. France’s Jeyssa Marcel was still enough fresh after her first contest to beat another top rival, this time she eliminated Canada’s best boxer Emilia Dermott.
The Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament is a traditional competition in the city of Eger where the 69th edition is holding this week. The historical city of Eger is famous of its castle’s successful defence in 1552, furthermore its wine regions. The traditional event is the next big competition in the European boxing map and also a preparation for the upcoming EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships.
The following 22 nations and nearly 300 boxers are taking part in the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament in Eger: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, host Hungary, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Lithuania, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine and United States of America.
Bout of the day
France’s Golden Girl Box Championships winner Jeyssa Marcel started her campaign in the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament strongly eliminating the best Hungarian in her weight class on Day1. The French flyweight (51kg) talent met in the quarter-finals with one of the favourites Canada’s AMBC American Confederation Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Emelia Dermott. Marcel used her fantastic tempo to keep the best fighting distance from the first seconds but Dermott also adopted that world class rhythm. The Canadian also landed quick jabs and their narrow fight was one of the best ones on Day2 which ended with tight French victory in Eger.
Surprise of the day
India’s Abhay Saroha arrived to the venue of the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament as the main favourite of the junior light welterweight (63kg). The Indian boxer is experienced from the international and national events both but he suffered a surprise loss to Hungary’s Bendeguz Szigetvari who exceeded the previous expectations with his triumph. The 16-year-old Hungarian attended in the last two editions of the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships but this success is his career highlight.
Spain’s best junior boxer Rafael Lozano Serrano lost to India’s No.1 Soibam Yaiphaba Singh at the pinweight (46kg) but his teammate Salvador Flores Luque started strongly in Eger. The 16-year-old Spanish boxer did not attend in the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Galati but received the right to compete in the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament. In spite of the fact Flores competes at the very first time out of Spain, he stopped Hungary’s Laszlo Bernath in their light bantamweight (52kg) battle.
Hungary’s Aron Szollosy surprisingly lost his first contest at the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Galati two weeks ago therefore he was motivated in his first contest in Eger. The local boxer had to meet with his teammate Ruben Romai at the featherweight (57kg) and his effectiveness was slightly better today. The final verdict was split decision in the favour of Szollosy who remained his chance alive to win the category on home soil.
Hungary’s Zsolt Zuro claimed bronze medal in the 2018 EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships and gold in the Mostar International Youth Tournament two weeks ago. The Hungarian bantamweight (56kg) boxer has got excellent footwork which he used against Poland’s Benjamin Zarzeczny. Zuro dominated the fight technically and his combinations decided their unequal contest in the second round when the referee confirmed his RSC success which means he will be able to meet with Kazakhstan’s star Biybars Zheksen in the semi-final of the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament.
France’s Raphael Monny also won the gold medal at the Mostar International Youth Tournament in Bosnia & Herzegovina last month as Zuro but he had a stronger opponent in the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament. The 18-year-old French light heavyweight (81kg) boxer had difficulties in the first round against Croatia’s Petar Leskur but he was able to change his tempo still in time to turn back their tough fight.
Sweden’s Hampus Broman and Croatia’s Noa Jezek are their nation’s best youth boxers and both impressed in the preliminary and also in the quarter-final stages of the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament. Broman performed strongly against Thailand’s Tanawat Srijan and advanced to the last four of the youth light welterweight (64kg). The Croatian No.1 controlled his fight against Hungary’s Soma Mester and also secured his place in the semi-finals of the strong international event.