Massing had a massive start in the Nations Women’s Cup where Sychugova also amazed on Day116 January 2020
The Nations Women’s Cup opened the European boxing competitions in the recent years but this time the Ahmet Comert Tournament began earlier than this female Serbian event. The 9th Nations Women’s Cup are holding in all of the four age groups: elite, youth, junior and schoolgirls in Sombor. Russia’s Natalia Sychugova defeated her 10-year-older Czech opponent but the top surprised was delivered by Netherlands’ newcomer Mira Massing.
The first edition of the Nations Women’s Cup was taking place in Sombor eight years ago in 2012. The Olympic Qualification Events will be held in the months of February and March therefore the interest is higher for the preparation tournaments than in a non-Olympic year. Altogether 193 boxers from 25 countries are attending in the new edition of the Nations Women’s Cup including new female boxing nations as Cyprus and Mali.
Bout of the day
Russia’s Natalia Sychugova claimed silver medal in the Guwahati 2017 AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships and moved ahead step by step in the recent two years. The 20-year-old Russian welterweight (69kg) boxer had tough job as first against Czech Republic’s most experienced female team member Martina Schmoranzova. Sychugova was only 7 when Schmoranzova competed already in the international boxing tournaments but the Russian had the youth enthusiasm to keep the rhythm until the final gong. The final verdict was split decision in the favour of Sychugova who won the bout of the first competition day.
Surprise of the day
Kazakhstan’s Aizhan Madibek was Youth National Champion and won various competitions in the international stage. The 20-year-old Kazakh boxer moved up to the lightweight (60kg) and she was the favourite in her opening bout against Netherlands’ Mira Massing who is a new addition in the national team. The Dutch girl competed only a few international tournaments in 2019 but started the new year with upgraded skills. Massing shocked her Kazakh opponent and surprisingly she won their encounter by unanimous decision.
China sent big delegation to the Nations Women’s Cup which is their preparation for the upcoming events. China’s new youth hope Li Mingmei defeated Lithuania’s Kamile Poskauskyte in a superb contest ion Day1 and advanced to the next stage. Hungary’s Rebeka Dobos also joined to the age groups this January and defeated France’s Asia Mennri at the same youth featherweight (57kg).
Croatia’s defending champion at the Nations Women’s Cup Marija Malenica had to do her very best to eliminate Montenegro’s AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships competitor Tamara Radunovic. Croatia’s second hope at the lightweight (60kg) was Ana-Marija Milisic who also controlled her bout against Kazakhstan’s Adina Kaldybay and joined to the next stage of boxing at the Nations Women’s Cup.
Italy’s EUBC European U22 Champion Rebecca Nicoli is a native talent in our sport who worked well against Russia’s Anastasia Selina and advanced to the next round at the lightweight (60kg). Slovakia’s EUBC European Women’s Youth Champion and EUBC European Women’s Junior Champion 18-year-old Jessica Triebelova returned from her injury and eliminated Kazakhstan’s Elina Zaripova in the same weight class.
Hungary’s Nora Halasz is an inexperienced boxer at the light welterweight (64kg) but she was able to handle her tactical job against Netherlands’ Kris Anne Mulder opening her campaign successfully in Vrbas. China’s Bao Lina had to meet with Italy’s top boxer Assunta Canfora at the welterweight (69kg) but she managed to solve that tactical job in the Nations Women’s Cup.