Introduction of EUBC European Youth Championships – Antalya, Turkey21 October 2017
Introduction of EUBC European Youth Championships – Antalya, Turkey
In Antalya (Adalia) the city considered the capital of Turkish tourism, surrounded by mountains and forest, seaword the Mediterranean, began the 27th Edition of the European men’s youth, reserved for athletes born in 1999 and 2000 (age 17-18). One of the most important events of EUBC, chaired by EUBC President, Mr. Franco Falcinelli, who considers them the launching pad for participants in view of the transition to elite. The event began in 1970 in Hungary and since the first edition was a big success. On the occasion, joined 21 countries with 144 boxers in the ring. The Russia holds the record of 10 wins from 11 in 2005 in Tallinn (Estonia). The first twenty editions (1970-2007), called Junior, were reserved for athletes from 17 to 19 years. In 2008 in Gdansk in Poland, was reduced over the years, moving on to 17-18 years, calling the tournament: “European youth”. It is the second time that the tournament will be organized in Turkey. The first edition took place in Izmir in 1976. These Championships were biennials until 2013, then became annual. Poland hosted them four times (1988, 2003-2009 and 2015), Hungary, USSR/Russia and Ireland twice.
33 Nations enrolled in Antalya with 199 athletes. Turkey, Hungary, Ukraine and Russia full with 10 athletes; Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Romania 9: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech, Ireland, Italy, Moldova and Poland 7; France, Georgia, Israel, Lithuania and Scotland 6; England and Latvia 5; Estonia, Finland and Norway 4; Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Spain, Serbia and Sweden 3; Slovenia 2; Greece and the Netherlands 1.
In the previous edition of 2016, the Russians have won with Piskunov, Strygin, Khamzayev, Andreasyan, Emelyanov, Murashev, Uzunyan and Muravin besides Chandra (Ita) and Madiyev (Geo). Only Piskunov is present in Antalya. Three Vice champions will try again: Georgian Allakhveverdiev and Kartsan and Ukrainian Naveriani.