Netherlands’ Jemyma Betrian defeated Italy’s Irma Testa in an amazing semi-final04 May 2019
The seventh and the eighths sessions with the superb semi-finals were held in the fifth competition day of the 36thedition of the traditional Feliks Stamm Memorial Tournament in Warsaw, Poland. The competition is a preparation event for the continent’s best boxers before the Minsk 2019 European Games. Netherlands’ new sensation Jemyma Betrian eliminated her top rival Italy’s Rio 2016 Olympian Irma Testa in the best bout of Day5.
The first edition of the Feliks Stamm Memorial Tournament was held in 1977 and many of Europe’s stars won the titles in the recent decades. Besides to the European nations Australia, New Zealand, Algeria, Morocco, India and Brazil are also attending in the 36th Feliks Stamm Memorial Tournament which means all of the five Confederations sent boxers to Poland’s capital.
Bout of the day
Netherlands’ new sensation Jemyma Betrian claimed bronze medal in the New Delhi 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships following her switch to boxing from other martial arts. She eliminated one of her top rivals in the preliminary stage and another one Sweden’s Stephanie Thour in the quarter-finals. The Dutch featherweight (57kg) boxer met in the semi-finals with a strong favourite Italy’s Rio 2016 Olympian and two-times EUBC European U22 Champion Irma Testa. Betrian used even more aggressive tactic as in the previous rounds and tried to move closer and keep her opponent short from the first seconds. Testa was not an ideal opponent but Betrian was able to beat her in the bout of the day which means the Dutch hope will be meeting for the title with Poland’s Sandra Kruk who eliminated France’s Sofia Nabet.
Surprise of the day
Brazil’s Ronaldo Bezerra Da Silva claimed several medals in their national events in the recent years and finally he received the right to attend in the international competitions in 2019. The young Brazilian moved back to the light flyweight (49kg) and proved his very best against Russia’s National Champion and more experienced Artysh Soyan. In spite of Da Silva’s lack of international bouts the Brazilian youngster defeated his Russian opponent delivering the main surprise of Day5.
Poland’s Sandra Drabik was in top form four years ago when she claimed silver medal at the Baku 2015 European Games. Following that event four years have gone and Drabik is in the same strong form which she proved in the semi-finals of the women’s flyweight (51kg) against Brazil’s Grazieli Souza. Drabik will be meeting for the title with herteammate Natalia Rok who eliminated England’s Tori Ellis-Willetts in a tight bout.
Poland’s Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games winner Elzbieta Wojcik moved back to the welterweight (69kg) as many other top boxers from the middleweight (75kg). Wojcik felt herself better in the category and bowed out Australia’s AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships silver medallist Kaye Scott in the semi-finals. Wojcik’s final opponent will be a Polish boxer, veteran Karolina Koszewska-Lukasik who triumphed over Italy’s Angela Carini in a hectic semi-final.
Following Jemyma Betrian’s excellent success another Dutch female star Rio 2016 Olympic Games silver medallist Nouchka Fontijn advanced to the finals of the Feliks Stamm Memorial Tournament. The 32-year-old European Games winner used her best tempo and overcame Sweden’s tallLove Holgersson in the attacks. Fontijn will be meeting for the title with Australia’s Caitlin Parker who was too smart and experienced to Poland’s Agata Kaczmarska in the second semi-final of the women’s middleweight (75kg).
National Champion Sergey Sobylinskiy has not an easy job to be the Russian welterweight (69kg) boxer in 2019 but he has been trying to do his very best in the Feliks Stamm Memorial Tournament as well. The 25-year-old Russian was quicker than Poland’s Filip Wachala and advanced to the final of the category. His next opponent will be his compatriot Vadim Musayev who eliminated India’s Amman 2013 ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Mandeep Jangra on Day5.
Sweden’s Adam Chartoi surprised the experts when he defeated England’s 2018 EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships silver medallist Carl Fail in the quarter-finals of the Feliks Stamm Memorial Tournament.Chartoi was still hungry for his next success and defeated Poland’s Rafal Perczynski in the semi-finals. Sweden’s middleweight (75kg) hope can prepare to his final againstNew Zealand’s Emile Richardson who eliminated Poland‘s Ryszard Lewicki.