Montenegro did perfect performance with their two gold medals in the Golden Girl Box Cup where Slovakia’s Jessica Triebelova won the belt

05 February 2018 News

One of the biggest European women event the Golden Girl Box Cup was finished in the city of Boras in Sweden where 176 fights were held and altogether 34 A Class champions have been crowned in the tournament. Great efforts from the European countries 11 different nations were able to claim at least one gold medal in the Golden Girl Box Cup. The Best Boxer Trophy the Golden Girl Belt went to Slovakia’s Jessica Triebelova.

Among the top women boxing nations of the European continent Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Russia and Sweden are all competing in the Golden Girl Box Cup where altogether 23 countries are attending with talented girls. Montenegro sent two boxers to the competitions and both achieved gold medals in Boras.

In the schoolgirl level of the Golden Girl Box Cup the crowd saw several top young talents such as unbeaten Sunniva Hofstad of Norway, two-time champion in the event Jessica Black of Denmark, Robyn Murran of Ireland and Vera Person of Sweden. For these 13 and 14-year-old prides the competition was important before the first historical EUBC European Confederation Schoolgirls Boxing Championships which will be taking place in Albena, Bulgaria this May.

Montenegro’s Bojana Gojkovic defeated England’s Megan Bainbridge in the last edition of the Golden Girl Box Cup and the two boxers met each other once again in the final of the junior pinweight (46kg) today. The 15-year-old Gojkovic, who trains with coach Nikola Ruzic in the city of Budva, started the day with an impressive triumph after controlling all of the rounds against her English rival and defended her throne in the Golden Girl Box Cup.

Ireland’s defending EUBC European Women’s Junior Champion Daina Moorehouse had 10cm height disadvantage against France’s Rim Bennama in the final of the youth light flyweight (48kg). Bennama, whose elder brother Bilal is member of the French elite national team, worked from longer distance against the aggressive Irish opponent and did nice things in the ring but Moorehouse was enough fast to win the gold medal.

Slovakia’s two-time EUBC European Women’s Junior Champion Jessica Triebelova was confident in her semi-final and repeated that strong smart boxing in the final as well.. The Slovakian youth featherweight (57kg) boxer felt the tempo against Sweden’s Itza Pabon Reyes who defeated Latvia’s EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Jekaterina Marcenko yesterday. The Slovakian was a hard target and used several different combinations to win her next international competition and became the Golden Girl of the event.

Hungary’s EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist Luca Hamori won all of her contests in 2017 and returned after a hand injury in the Golden Girl Box Cup. The 16-year-old Hungarian lightweight (60kg) boxer stopped her Mongolian rival in the semi-final and used her strong jabs in the first round against England’s Youth National Champion Ellis Hopkins. Hamori overcame the attacks of the English girl and deserved her next international title and her first among the youth boxers.

Denmark’s Klaudia Anna Lewadny arrived from Esbjerg to compete in the Golden Girl Box Cup and she attended at the youth middleweight (75kg) at the very first time in her career. The 17-year-old Danish hope adopted the strength of the punches quickly in her final against Norway’s Aurora Kjekshus Reite and claimed her country’s second gold medal following Jessica Black’s success at the schoolgirl age group.

Sweden’s top elite bantamweight (54kg) boxer Sara Svensson eliminated her main rival Canada’s Golden Girl Box Cup winner Sara Haghighat-Joo in the semi-final which was a small sensation on Saturday. The Swedish boxer met in the final of the event with Latvia’s teenage hope Karolina Lecko who joined to the elite age group only last month. The Swedish boxer used her experiences up to control their final from the first round and deserved the gold medal in Boras which was a perfect start for her before the upcoming EUBC European Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships.

The local organizers separated the participants at the elite featherweight (57kg) into two groups due the high number of participants which means two finals were held in this category. Montenegro’s AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships competitor Tamara Radunovic tried to rule the middle of the ring and control the first round against Switzerland’s Tanja Schlienger. Radunovic continued her strong performance until the end of the final bell and secured Montenegro’s second gold medal in Boras.

Sweden’s AIBA Women’s Youth World Champion and EUBC European Youth Champion Agnes Alexiusson eliminated Switzerland’s Sandra Brugger and England’s Kirsty Hill during her road to the final of the lightweight (60kg). The 22-year-old Swedish boxer had a super strong opponent for the title, France’s EUBC European Women’s Youth Champion Fatia Benmessahel. Their final was a world class fight and the French teenage boxer used her long-distance punches to catch Alexiusson and did a big sensation with her triumph in the Golden Girl Box Cup which was her first ever international elite competition.

Denmark’s best woman boxer Yvonne Baek Rasmussen is member of the national team since 2003 therefore she is the most experienced boxer in the Golden Girl Box Cup. Rasmussen met in the final of the light welterweight (64kg) with Dominica’s Valerian Spicer who has been preparing to her second Commonwealth Games. The Danish No.1 used the perfect tactic to beat her England-based rival and her strong performance could be delivered for her another medal in the upcoming EUBC European Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships.


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