Hungary’s Adam Hamori has done a revenge an advanced to the semi-finals of the 64th Bocskai Memorial Tournament

06 February 2020 News

The 52 quarter-final contests were taking place in the third competition day of the 64th edition of the Bocskai Memorial Tournament in Debrecen. The best 20 women and 32 male boxers remained in action and all of them are now guaranteed medallists in the prestigious Bocskai Memorial Tournament. Hungary’s best heavyweight (91kg) boxer Adam Hamori has done revenge due to his previous loss and eliminated Croatia’s Toni Filipi on Day3.

The following nations are taking part in the 64th Bocskai Memorial Tournament: Austria, Belarus, Botswana, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales. Four out of the five Confederations sent boxers to the traditional event which launched in 1956 which makes it one of the oldest European tournaments.

Bout of the day

Finland’s Elina Gustafsson robbed into the league of the boxers at the Astana 2016 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships where she claimed bronze. Finland’s welterweight (69kg) No.1 won her European title in 2018 but since then she suffered several unexpected losses in the international events. The experienced Finnish boxer was never stop attacking against Hungary’s EUBC European Women’s Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Viktoria Ambrus who joined to the elite age group only this January. The Hungarian had longer reach which made Gustafsson’s life more difficult but due to her stamina and physical preparations she celebrated her narrow success over the taller local boxer.

Surprise of the day

Croatia’s Toni Filipi began his successful boxing career in 2014 when he silver claimed medals in all of the important youth events. The Croatian earned several U22 and elite medals already in the elite age group and he defeated Hungary’s Adam Hamori in the quarter-finals of the Minsk 2019 European Games last June. The Hungarian heavyweight (91kg) boxer had tough preparations in the recent months and he followed his well-built tactic against the Croatian which means Hamori has done a revenge for his previous loss winning the re-match unanimously.

The Round-up

Russia’s EUBC European Champion Svetlana Soluianova was not member of their top team in 2019 but she is in the position to regain her place at the women’s flyweight (51kg). The 25-year-old Russian hope had a bad movement in the first minute against Hungary’s teenage talent Tamara Tarnoczy but she arranged her footwork in time to control the opening round. The 18-year-old Hungarian was brave in the bout but she did not find the best weapon against the taller Russian during their quarter-final contest.

Another top Russian female boxer Liudmilla Vorontsova had a to meet also with an 18-year-old teenager in the quarter-final stage of the Bocskai Memorial Tournament. Vorontsova was silver medallist in the 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships which was held in her hometown in Ulan-Ude. The Russian featherweight (57kg) No.1 had a difficult battle against Turkey’s Aycan Guldagi but she managed to win that fight which means she can box in the semi-finals with Hungary’s top female boxer Szabina Szucs who eliminated Denmark’s Melissa Mortensen in tough battle.

Turkey’s Sennur Demir claimed medals in the recent editions of the AIBA and EUBC events but she competed at the heavyweight (+81kg) which is not an Olympic division. The Turkish veteran decided to move down to the middleweight (75kg) a few months ago which was an amazing effort from Demir. She controlled the first round against Hungary’s Szilvia Szabados and the English referee stopped their fight in the second following her heavy blows. Demir will be meeting in the semi-finals with Russia’s two-time AIBA Women’s World Champion Zenfira Magomedalieva who also won her fight on Day3 by RSC.

Italy’s former WSB boxer Federico Serra eliminated Hungary’s EUBC European Youth Champion on Day2 and continued his winning path against Georgia’s Nodari Darbaidze in the quarter-finals of the men’s flyweight (52kg). The 25-year-old Italian hope used his patient style of boxing to find the best attacking angles which means Serra will be meeting in the last four with Kazakhstan’s two-time ASBC Asian Youth Champion super talented Makhmud Sabyrkhan on Thursday.

France’s AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Billal Bennama was eliminated by Lalitha Prasad Polipalli on Day1 and his Indian rival is in the semi-finals now following his narrow win over Hungary’s Istvan Szaka. In spite of Bennama’s early elimination, their Samuel Kistohurry advanced to the semi-finals after beating Romania’s two-time EUBC European U22 Champion Robert Jitaru at the bantamweight (57kg). Another top French boxer Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Champion Sofiane Oumiha used his excellent footwork to beat Denmark’s teenager Nikolai Terteryan.

Hungary’s Roland Galos was EUBC European Youth Champion in Rotterdam seven years ago and after a few poor years, he found his best rhythm in time in Olympic year. The 24-year-old Hungarian moved down to the bantamweight (57kg) and continued his winning path against Botswana’s George Molwantwa on Day3. The experienced Hungarian will be meeting in the last four with India’s AIBA Youth World Champion Sachin Siwach Singh who bowed out Russia’s Gasan Magomedov.

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