Moldova’s Alexandru Paraschiv caused the main sensation on Day4 at the AIBA World Boxing Championships13 September 2019
Boxers from the flyweight (52kg) and lightweight (63kg) were in actions in the fourth day of boxing at the Yekaterinburg 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships where the winners advanced to the last 32. Moldova’s 20-year-old Alexandru Paraschiv boxed over his previous limit and eliminated a Rio 2016 Olympian on Day4.
Among the participating 78 nations and 365 boxers, Europe represents the Yekaterinburg 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships with 169 athletes from 36 countries. The following 36 European nations are attending in the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Yekaterinburg: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales.
Bout of the day
Netherlands sent four boxers to the Yekaterinburg 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships and among them Artjom Kasparian (81kg) started his campaign well in the preliminaries. The next Dutch boxer in action was Enrico La Cruz who earned bronze medals in the Minsk 2019 European Games and in the 2015 EUBC European Boxing Championships. Rio 2016 Olympian La Cruz developed strongly in the recent one year following his high number of international bouts and training camps. The Dutch boxer had to meet with another strong European, Poland’s Mateusz Polski which contest was a hectic one on Day4. La Cruz tried to avoid the massive Polish attacks and his long distance style paid off when the referee confirmed him as the winner of this lightweight (63kg) bout.
Surprise of the day
Moldova’s Alexandru Paraschiv claimed silver medal in the 2014 EUBC European Junior Boxing Championships in Anapa. Following a few poor years he returned to Russia as an elite boxer but he had to meet in the first preliminary round with Jordan’s ASBC Asian Boxing Championships silver medallist and Rio 2016 Olympian Obada Al-Kasbeh. The 20-year-old Moldovan started their contest better with effective jabs and took the lead in all scorecards. Jordan’s more experienced boxer lost his control in the second round and following the third warning, the Italian referee disqualified Al-Kasbeh.
Hungary’s Milan Fodor has been attending in the international events since 2010 and this year he is in top form. The 26-year-old Hungarian was near to beat England’s star Luke McCormack in the Minsk 2019 European Games. Fodor was nervous in the first round against Romania’s Vasile Suciu but he calmed down in the second and used his best tempo in their narrow fight. Fodor was able to change his rhythm in time and his smart boxing delivered for him a place in the last 32.
Belgium’s Ibrahima Diallo attended in the Minsk 2019 European Games while his opponent Finland’s Niazz Ahmadi was a debutant in such a big event as the Yekaterinburg 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships. The Belgians shocked the boxing world with their amazing skills and two of their hopes defeated top opponents on Day2 and on Day3. Diallo had a tough job against the Finnish boxer in their lightweight (63kg) meeting but he was able to manage his success and joined to the next preliminary stage continuing Belgium’s impressive winning path.
Turkey’s Tugrulhan Erdemir claimed gold medal in the 2016 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships and returned to Russia once again. The 20-year-old Turkish lightweight (63kg) boxer is not only a strong fighter but his technique is also world class. Erdemir had to use his best combinations against Germany’s Wladislaw Baryshnik who is also a well-experienced international boxer. The promising Turkish boxer landed more punches in the bout and won their tight contest by split decision.