Germany’s Alina Popp is now a guaranteed medallist in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships25 August 2018
The fifth competition day saw 42 preliminary and quarter-finals contests in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Budapest where the first medals are revealed. Germany’s Alina Popp delivered the biggest sensation among the European boxers, she eliminated the Indian favourite and she is now a guaranteed medallist in Budapest.
Ukraine’s Kyrylo Stoianchev was not the favourite against Uzbekistan’s ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Jamshidbek Makhmadaliev. The Ukrainian super heavyweight (+91kg) boxer attacked more in the first round and used his tough jabs to keep the best fighting distance. Their static battle delivered a Ukrainian success which means Stoianchev is in the last eight in Budapest.
Croatia’s EUBC European Junior Champion Josip Biletic achieved two bronze medals in the recent editions of the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships. The Croatian super heavyweight (+91kg) boxer started the first round with a few effective jabs against Hungary’s Koppany Feher but the host nation’s pride also proved top performance. The Hungarian boxer pressurized his Croatian opponent, moved forward and launched high number of punches which meant Feher was able to make a big surprise in Budapest.
Russia’s defending EUBC European Youth Champion and EUBC European Junior Champion Aleksei Dronov arrived to Budapest as the main gold medal contender of the at the super heavyweight (+91kg) of the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships. The 17-year-old Russian was not enough shape in the first round against Kyrgyzstan’s Akhmed Usupov. Dronov mobilized his power and in spite of the fact it was not his best performance the Russian advanced to the last eight in Budapest.
Croatia’s Nikolina Cacic is the most experienced woman boxer in the squad who won the Bornemissza Youth Memorial Tournament in Eger a few months ago. The 17-year-old Croatian returned to Hungary and her tough jabs stopped Ukraine’s Tetiana Rodionova which bout was held at the women’s featherweight (57kg). The Croatian talent won the contest by unanimous decision and continued her winning pathway in the Hungarian international events.
The top favourite of the women’s featherweight (57kg) Slovakia’s EUBC European Women’s Youth Champion Jessica Triebelova also opened her campaign in the AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships. The 17-year-old Slovakian, who is unbeaten since October 2016, had a strong opponent from a boxing power, China’s Zhang Yi in Budapest. Southpaw Triebelova found the best weapon quickly against the Chinese boxer and her successful single jabs worked well in the bout which was ended by Slovakian triumph.
England’s Caroline Dubois arrived to the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships with perfect pedigree who impressed in her first contest in Budapest. The three-time EUBC European Champion English girl delivered her best performance against Hungary’s No.1 Luca Hamori in her second bout in Hungary. The 17-year-old English boxer was a hard target, danced through the whole ring and her counter-attacks were successful which means Dubois advanced to the quarter-finals.
Slovakia’s Miroslava Jedinakova joined to the national team only one year ago but she impressed in her opening contest at the women’s light welterweight (64kg). The 18-year-old Slovakian used her physical advantage up to pressurize Puerto Rico’s Angelie Marie Matos in the first round. Jedinakova has done better impression and launched effective punches therefore it was no questions, she secured her place in the last eight.
England’s EUBC European Women’s Youth Champion and EUBC European Women’s Junior Champion Gemma Richardson had a hard job against China’s Wang Xulu at the light welterweight (64kg). The 17-year-old English girl tried to reduce the fighting distance against the 15cm taller Chinese boxer in a difficult contest. Richardson solved this hard tactical issue using an attacking and pressurizing tactic in each round.
Italy’s new sensation at the men’s heavyweight (91kg) EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Vincenzo Fiaschetti started his preliminary bout strong jabs and stopped his opponent Czech Republic’s Daniel Mikustak. The Czech boxer was competitive only in the third round for Fiaschetti but his efforts were not enough to turn back their contest in the evening session.
Azerbaijan’s Ismayil Yagubov claimed several medals in the international events in the recent two years and determined his dominancy in the first round against Austria’s Ahmed Hagag. The Azeri heavyweight (91kg) boxer caught his Austrian rival with tough punches and the referee counted Hagag who could ne be competitive this this as in Roseto degli Abruzzi in April. Yagubov landed strong punches also in the second round and dominated their fight in Budapest.
Germany’s AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Alina Popp is not an experienced boxer at the women’s welterweight (69kg) yet but she delivered her best ever performance in the quarter-final of the category against the gold medal favourite Indian Lalita in Budapest. Popp’s style surprised the Asian boxer and the German built up a massive advantage after six minutes of fight. The German hope was too strong for the ASBC Asian Youth Champion and following the third knock downs the referee confirmed Popp’s RSC victory in the third round.