Hungary’s Luca Hamori have got plenty of friends in the boxing world and could be Europe’s hope in Budapest14 August 2018
Hungary’s Luca Hamori has been working hard to win at least a medal in the upcoming AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Budapest. The 17-year-old lightweight (60kg) boxer is the best Hungarian woman youth hope in the event who won more than 95% of her previous contests since 2014.
Hamori was silver medallist in the 2016 EUBC European Confederation Women’s Junior Boxing Championships in Turkey and won six international events in 2017. She claimed bronze medal in the last edition of the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Roseto degli Abruzzi.
She has got only three losses during her entire boxing career and Hamori is among the favourites at the lightweight (60kg) in the upcoming Budapest 2018 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships. Her main rivals could be England’s Caroline Dubois and Russia’s Nune Asatryan in the upcoming AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.
“We started our preparation for the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in the beginning of the year with international events and training camps. We spent more than 20 days out of Hungary in training camps in the final phase, firstly in Italy with the local team in the end of July, secondly in Ireland with several women squads. We had 2-3 trainings every day in great environment which was fun for me.
I began boxing in 2011 when I switched from athletics due my brother Adam who started to go to the gym in 2008. Adam claimed gold medal in the 2011 EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships which was the best motivation for me and since then he is my idol and hero. Short after my first trainings my family felt I love this sport and quickly supported me to compete in the events.
I am lucky as boxing brought a lot of travels to my life, I have been in a lot of countries due the sport. When my hand is raised after a contest the feeling of winning is amazing. I have got plenty of friends because of boxing and not only in Hungary but every corner in Europe.
I have got strong English, Russian, German and Finnish opponents and I know a lot of non-European boxers will be also coming to Budapest but I would like to win a medal in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships. I am working hard for the best possible result in Budapest,” said Hungary’s No.1 in the woman team Luca Hamori about her preparation.