Germany, Russia, France and Denmark earned the gold medals in the 24th Brandenburg Youth Cup08 July 2019
The sixteen titles of the 24thedition of the Brandenburg Youth Cup found their owners in the fourth and last competition day in Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany. The German girls and the Russian boys won several gold medals in the last day of boxing but France and Denmark both were excellent in the finals.
The event was one of the main preparation events before the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships which will be held in Sofia this September. The following 19 nations sent boxers to the Brandenburg Youth Cup: Argentina, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and Wales.
The bout of the day
Denmark’s Terteryan twin brothers are strong European favourites in the youth age group and following Nikolai’s loss in the quarter-finals, Sebastian advanced to the finals and finally claimed the gold medal in Frankfurt an der Oder. Sebastian Terteryan, who moved up one category in the recent months, eliminated a favourite Ukraine’s Yuriy Zakhareyev in the semi-finals of the welterweight (69kg). The 18-year-old Danish boxer, who has got strong Armenian roots, met for the title of the Brandenburg Youth Cup with Germany’s Gianni Dedic who delivered several surprises in the event. Terteryan tried to land more punches but Dedic also replied to his attacks well in the first rounds. The Danish boxer received strong advices from head coach Thomas Kyo in the first break and won the tough final in the Brandenburg Youth Cup.
Surprise of the day
A German final was held in the bantamweight (54kg) where Cathy Satorius was the favourite against her compatriot Lina Nashwan who eliminated France’s Bornemissza Memorial Tournament winner Salma Friga in the semi-finals. Satorius qualified for the Budapest 2018 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships but she did not find the best fighting distance against her opponent on Day4. Nashwan was aggressive and had the strong will to win their final and she succeeded causing a surprise in Frankfurt an der Oder.
France’s Jeyssa Marcel won the gold medal at the 2018 Golden Girl Box Championships in Sweden and since then she increased her international experiences well enough. The 18-year-old French had to meet in the final of the women’s flyweight (51kg) with Netherlands’ Juna Schop who attended in the 2018 EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships and claimed gold in the Riga Open Tournament. The French boxer used her excellent footwork to win her difficult final against the well-talented Dutch hope.
Denmark’s Melissa Mortensen was bronze medallist in the 2017 EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships and she is among the best youth featherweight (57kg) boxers in our continent. The Danish talent achieved silver medal in the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament last month and following that final she was hungry for the success in Frankfurt an der Oder. Mortensen was slightly better than France’s Sthelyne Grosy and celebrated her gold medal winning the bout by split decision.
Germany’s new youth hope Ilona Sarembo was gold medallist in the 2018 EUBC European Confederation Women’s Junior Boxing Championships in Anapa last October. The 17-year-old German lightweight (60kg) boxer eliminated Kazakhstan’s No.1 Mariya Gladkova in the semi-finals and continued her top performance in the final as well. The German boxer controlled her final against France’s Lorye Ruyer in a spectacular contest.
Germany’s Stefanie Von Berge earned bronze at the lightweight (60kg) in the 2018 EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships and since that continental event she moved up to the light welterweight (64kg). Von Berge had to meet in the final with her teammate Felicitas Ganglbauer which was a selection bout between them before the Sofia event. Von Berge used her longer reach and experiences to win their final fight securing Germany’s next gold medal in Frankfurt an der Oder.
France’s Tallya Brillaux claimed silver medal in the Budapest 2018 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships and following her injuries she returned to the trainings before the start of the Brandenburg Youth Cup. The strong French middleweight (75kg) boxer was able to continue her excellent rhythm where she has done last time and dominated her final against Kazakhstan’s Milana Rudenko.
Russia’s EUBC European Schoolboys Champion Nikolai Medinskiy had a tough road to the final of the men’s flyweight (52kg) and he won one of his contests by KO. The Russian boxer defeated also EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Ibrahim Boukedim of France in the semi-finals but he expected also another tough battle against Kazakhstan’s Talgat Syrymbetov. Medinskiy was still fresh in the final to win his seriously difficult contest against the experienced Kazakh.
Russia’s Ilia Shakirov claimed bronze medal in the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament in Anapa three months ago which he changed into gold in the Brandenburg Youth Cup. The Russian light welterweight (64kg) boxer shocked Welshmen Ioan Croft and the referee stopped their final in the third round following his strong combinations. Following Shakirov’s success his teammate Danas Pozniakas Youth Memorial Tournament winner Stanislav Sotskov won the title of the middleweight (75kg) after beating Germany’s Vladislav Bezdeneznykh.