Ikanovic and the Lugo brothers were the best boxers in the Junior Nations Cup on Day216 October 2020
The second day of boxing with the semi-finals was held at the Junior Nations Cup in Vrbas, Serbia which event has been re-scheduled from August. Serbia’s Sead Ikanovic is a newcomer in the junior age group this year but he proved smart boxing in Vrbas where United States’ duo Eliah Lugo and Nathan Lugo both won their fights on Day2.
Male boxers who were born in 2004 and in 2005 are eligible to attend at the Junior Nations Cup in Vrbas. The safety of all participants, the continuous medical checks, the social distancing, the hygienic preparations, wearing masks and all of the health controls are the responsibility of the local organizers in Serbia to avoid any new Covid-19 cases in the event.
The Junior Nations Cup is holding at the Drago Jovovic Sports Hall in Vrbas which event to be live streamed through their official website: www.bsv.org.rs. The Junior Nations Cup was launched in 2017 and it is a new international competition in the European boxing map to increase the number of the junior events.
The bout of the day
Serbia’s new young talent Sead Ikanovic won the Serbian Schoolboys National Championships in 2019 and had experiences from all regional and national events of the recent years. The 15-year-old featherweight (57kg) boxer had to meet in the semi-finals of the category with his teammate Djordje Mijatov in Vrbas which was an important selection bout between them before the EUBC European Junior Boxing Championships. Ikanovic is spending his first year among the junior boxers but he proved smart tactic in Vrbas and defeated his local rival with excellent performance.
Serbia’s Zoran Velimir is a young talent from the Sajkasi Boxing Club who competed already in the 2018 National Boxing League as a schoolboy. The 16-year-old talent moved up to the featherweight (57kg) in the recent two years following his native developments and his coaches hard work to put extra muscles to the young boxer. Velimir eliminated Serbia’s Vladimir Berisa in the first day of boxing and continue his winning path against Strahinja Mosorinski in the second session of the Junior Nations Cup.
United States sent a delegation to the Junior Nations Cup and in spite of their long travel to Serbia, their boxers impressed in the second day of boxing. Eliah Lugo had to do his very best against Serbia’s Stefan Krasnic but his technical skills decided their middleweight (75kg) contest in Vrbas. His brother Nathan Lugo landed several tough combinations therefore Serbia’s Nikola Bozovic and his ringside abandoned their heavyweight (+80kg) bout in Vrbas.