Mihail Cvasiuc wins in the Moldavian Belt Tournament11 December 2017
One of the last international competition of the year the Moldavian Belt Tournament was held in the city of Iasi over the weekend. Moldova’s EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Mihail Cvasiuc delivered the best performance in the Moldavian Belt Tournament in Iasi.
The competition was held for the U22 age group in Iasi where Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Ukraine and the Czech Republic claimed the titles. The Moldavian Belt Tournament was a preparation event before the 2018 EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships which will be hosting by the Romanian Boxing Federation in the city of Targu Jiu next March.
The first gold medal of the Moldavian Belt Tournament was achieved by Bulgaria’s Dimitar Nikolov who controlled his final fight over Romania’s Nicolae Costin at the light flyweight (49kg). Romania’s first title was taken by Adrian Mihalache at the flyweight (52kg) following his strong performance against his teammate Eduard Panait.
Ukraine’s Oleksiy Kozelok did a small surprise in the final of the bantamweight (56kg) where he used the best tactic against Moldova’s EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Iulian Ivanov. The host nation’s second title was captured by Vasile Suciu at the lightweight (60kg) where he defeated Ukraine’s Pavlo Korelenko in the final of the event.
Moldova’s EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Mihail Cvasiuc has been competing in the international events since 2011 in spite of the fact he is 21 therefore he had enough experiences to beat his teammate Egor Bejenaru in the final of the light welterweight (64kg).
Czech Republic’s new face in the national U22 team Martin Prazdny did some sensations in Iasi and claimed gold following his triumph over Bulgaria’s more experienced Zdravko Popov at the welterweight (69kg). The Czech youngster is ready to compete also in the upcoming EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships.
Moldova’s second gold medal was claimed by their Youth National Champion 19-year-old Oleg Risiuc at the middleweight (75kg) where he did enough to beat Romania’s Adrian Botusan. Plamen Petkov moved up to the light heavyweight (81kg) and he used a strong tactic against Romania’s Vasile Salagean in the final which meant the young Bulgarian won his first international tournament during his career.
Czech Republic’s Martin Novak competed in a few international events in the recent months but this time he was able to celebrate his gold medal following his triumph over Romania’s Moale Dragos at the heavyweight (91kg). Bulgaria’s third gold medal was acquired by Ivan Mechkov in Iasi who demonstrated his power against Romania’s Antonios Savu at the super heavyweight (+91kg).