Moldova delivered a fantastic day at the EUBC Schoolboys & Schoolgirls European Boxing Championships15 August 2021
Further thirty-four contests were scheduled in the third competition day at the EUBC Schoolboys & Schoolgirls European Boxing Championships in Sarajevo. The first medallists revealed among the schoolgirls on Day3 when Moldova proved a fantastic session. Kosovo’s Luan Morina won the narrowest bout of the day while Ukraine’s Anastasia Taran eliminated the first Russian boxer in the event.
Altogether 274 boxers are attending in the third Confederation’s event of the year after the U22 and junior talents and eight weight classes were in action in the opening day. The Technical Delegate of the event is Mr. Marko Marovic of Croatia while the Sports Director is Mr. Dragoljub Radovic of Montenegro.
Altogether 78 schoolgirls can attend in their thirteen weight classes in Sarajevo while the number of the participating schoolboys is 196 in the sixteen weight categories. The competition period of the EUBC Schoolboys & Schoolgirls European Boxing Championships is August 12-20.
The number of the participating nations is 25 in the competition: Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine.
The bout of the day
Kosovo sent a small delegation to the EUBC Schoolboys & Schoolgirls European Boxing Championships but their Luan Morina started well in the event. He won their National Championships in December 2020 and he had some international experiences before the start of the European competition. The Kosovan 66kg boxer had a tough opponent, Belarus’ Saveli Sabaleuski who tried to control their contest in the first round. Morina adopted the rhythm in the second round and his powerful attacks delivered for him a place in the last eight of the weight class.
The surprise of the day
Ukraine’s Anastasia Taran delivered the main sensation of the third competition day at the EUBC Schoolboys & Schoolgirls European Boxing Championships. The Ukrainian talent competes at the schoolgirls 60kg weight class and she had a tough draw as first as she had to meet with Russia’s Irina Korobova whose elder sister is two-time EUBC European Junior Champion. Taran not only accepted the rhythm of their contest but she controlled it from the first round and eliminated a Russian talent in Sarajevo.
North Macedonia is trying to build up a new national team following their former boxer Mr. Primislav Dimovski worked hard in the recent two years to do something important. Furhan Jasharovski is not an experienced boxer from North Macedonia but he tried to surprise his opponent, Croatia’s David Kuhar in the first round. The North Macedonian 42kg boxer not only shocked his opponent from the region but he landed lethal punches quickly in the first round. The local Bosnian referee confirmed Jasharovski’s RSC success which was the first for North Macedonia in Sarajevo.
Belarus’ first success was achieved by their 40kg boxer in the second day of boxing but many of their hopes are strong enough to build something big in Sarajevo. Andrei Kipel did not underestimate his North Macedonian opponent, at the 50kg weight class, Ali Dzan Demirov therefore he began the first exchanges with amazing shots. The 14-year-old Belarusian boxer was energetic in the first round and after these combinations, Demirov was not able to stop these attacks in the capital city of Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Moldova’s Alexandru Cenusa is a Chisinau-based boxer who won their Schoolboys National Championships two months ago with outstanding performance. The Moldovan talent was confident in the first round against Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Rejan Jakupovic and took the lead on the scorecards after one and half minute of fight using his speed advantage effectively. Cenusa was better in all aspects of boxing and eliminated his local rival in the 42kg weight class in Sarajevo.
The Czechs began the first stage of boxing at the EUBC Schoolboys & Schoolgirls European Boxing Championships with successes and their Tomas Glovcik continued the winning path. The 14-year-old Czech boxer met with Spain’s Adan Molda Garcia in the first preliminary round of the 50kg weight class. Glovcik controlled the first round with his speed and he was able to keep his level until the final gong. The Czech youngster won all of the three rounds and advanced to the quarter-finals.
The Russian girls impressed in the EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships in Tbilisi one month ago and their next generation is also strong. Their Maria Kazakova opened their campaigns among the schoolgirls, she defeated Ukraine’s Varvara Davydova and became the first medallist in the event. The Russian girl advanced to the semi-finals of the 64kg weight class and will be meeting for the final with Poland’s Maja Razik. Another contest was held in this weight class, Xenia Coronciuc of Moldova eliminated Italy’s Sara Scorrano and also secured a guaranteed medal.
Moldova’s most experienced schoolboy is Daniil Guranda who also began his campaign in the capital city of Bosnia & Herzegovina. The 14-year-old talent is two-time Schoolboys National Champion and he was named one of the favourites at the 50kg weight class. Guranda proved his technical and tactical skills in his first appearance in the EUBC Schoolboys & Schoolgirls European Boxing Championships against Serbia’s Njegos Prodanovic. Guranda controlled all of the three rounds and celebrated his clear unanimous success after the final gong.