Germany’s EUBC European Junior Champion Fabian Thiemke impressed in the quarter-finals of the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament08 March 2018
The marathon second competition day was held in the 68th edition of the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament began in Eger, Hungary where the winners advanced to the semi-finals of the strong event.
Among the top boxing nations of the world Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, United States of America, Germany and Italy all sent athletes besides to the host Hungarians to the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament to Eger. The number of the youth and juniors boxers is 269 from 19 countries in the prestigious competition in Eger which is a historical city in the Northern part of Hungary.
Serbia’s Youth National Champion Aleks Karamani opened the second competition day with impressive performance at the light flyweight (49kg). The 17-year-old Serbian talent had to reduce the fighting distance against his taller opponent Denmark’s Daniel Malik but his aggressive style worked well and won the bout by unanimous decision.
Matvey Ryazanov has got Russian roots but he has been competing for Slovenia in the international competitions. The 17-year-old Slovenian boxer, who moved up to the flyweight (52kg) only in the recent months, dominated his quarter-final against Hungary’s Yu Cheng Jie and the referee confirmed his RSC success in the second round.
Kazakhstan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Beybars Zheksen won the gold medal in the Omarov Youth Tournament last month and his powerful performance was too strong for Montenegro’s Edin Alkovic at the bantamweight (56kg). The 16-year-old Kazakh boxer launched lethal punches and knocked out his opponent from Montenegro delivering one of the quickest contests on Day 2.
Italy’s Daniele Oggiano competed in the last edition of the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Antalya and his experiences paid off in the quarter-final of the bantamweight (56kg). The 18-year-old Italian launched more punches than his opponent Germany’s Rasul Hamad and his effectiveness brought to him an unanimous decision victory in the city of Eger.
Denmark’s Armenian-descent Nikolai Terteryan claimed silver medal in the 2015 EUBC European Confederation Schoolboys Boxing Championships and joined to the youth age group this January. The 16-year-old Danish lightweight (60kg) boxer was excellent in his quarter-final contest against Netherlands’ youth No.1 Cas Van Peer. Terteryan won all of the rounds against his Dutch opponent and advanced to the last four in Eger.
Another Nordic boxer at the lightweight (60kg) Norway’ Emil Zhechev Youth Memorial Tournament silver medallist Martin Skogheim delivered a superb performance in the second competition day. The Norwegian talent had to meet with Sweden’s Ibrahim Nebil in a Nordic derby in Eger. Skogheim won their contest by split decision and his international experiences were the difference between them.
Hungary’s Richard Szollosy won the junior lightweight (60kg) in the last edition of the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament. Since then the Eger-based talent moved up to the youth age group but started his campaign well enough against Serbia’s Nikola Lazarevic winning that quarter-final by unanimous decision.
Sweden’s Andreas Palm competed in the 2016 EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships and began his quarter-final in confident style against Hungary’s Mate Fazekas. The Swedish welterweight (69kg) boxer stopped his opponent and spent only four minutes in the ring on Day 2. The best Hungarian boxer in this weight class EUBC European Schoolboys Champion Tibor Barbosu controlled his fight against Levente Kallos.
Germany’s EUBC European Junior Champion and EUBC European Schoolboys Champion Fabian Thiemke is one of the favourites of the light heavyweight (81kg) in Eger therefore he began his quarter-final with massive shots against Italy’s Tyson Alaoma. The first round determined their whole contest and 17-year-old Thiemke proved he is a top European talent in the youth age group.
Another German talent Viktor Jurk won the gold medal in the last edition of the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament and returned to Eger with high confidence. The heavyweight (91kg) boxer dominated the first round against Hungary’s Gergo Timar winning that first period 10:8 in each scorecard. The Hungarian ringside abandoned their contest in the second round and Jurk also advanced to the last four as Thiemke.
Ukraine’s Roman Litvinov claimed bronze medal in the 2017 EUBC European Confederation Schoolboys Boxing Championships but his success over Kazakhstan’s Junior National Champion Abdigalym Abdukarim was a surprise on Day1. The 15-year-old Ukrainian pinweight (46kg) boxer was not able to repeat that performance and lost to United States’ Angel Barrientes on Day2.
In other top junior contests Romania’s Mustafa Curt defeated Hungary’s Rajmund Bacsics in a hectic contest before Kazakhstan’s Junior National Champion Yerbolat Sabyr eliminated Russia’s strong Ivan Kobzev in Eger. Russia’s EUBC European Schoolboys Champion Mikhail Usov dominated his fight against Hungary’s Renato Kozak at the junior light middleweight (70kg) delivering sensational performance.