Netherlands’ martial arts specialist Jemyma Betrian defeated a world class Italian at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships

06 October 2019 News

The prestigious Ulan-Ude 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships continued with its third competition day in Russia which competition has been organized in top level. Netherlands’ Jemyma Betrian is relatively new in the world of boxing but her current skills were enough to eliminate Italy’s 2016 AIBA Women’s World Champion Alessia Mesiano. 

The following 24 European nations are attending in the Ulan-Ude 2019 AIBA Women’s 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’ Jemyma Betrian joined to their national team only one and half year ago when she switched to boxing from other martial arts. The Dutch featherweight (57kg) boxer quickly earned a bronze medal at the New Delhi 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships and has done superb job this year with gold medals from tough international tournaments. Betrian was focused and she had the strong will to beat Italy’s Astana 2016 AIBA Women’s World Champion Alessia Mesiano in Ulan-Ude on Day3. Netherlands’ new sensation knew her rival well enough to arrange a successful tactic in the bout of the day which was won by Betrian in this superb European battle. 

Surprise of the day

England’s Karriss Artingstall claimed a silver medal at the Madrid 2019 EUBC European Women’s Boxing Championships a few weeks ago but she prepared well also the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. The Army-based featherweight (57kg) eliminated United States’ Yarisel Ramirez in the first preliminary round and exceeded her previous limit in her second appearance. Artingstall had to face with DPR Korea’s AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Jo Son Hwa who is one of the best boxers in this category. The English boxer continued her amazing performance where she has finished in the last preliminary stage and started with fantastic jabs in the first round. Artingstall had a great finish and landed tough right-handed jabs in the third round which decided their narrow fight in Ulan-Ude. 

The Round-Up

Poland’s Kinga Szlachcic worked hard in the recent four years to reach the level of their national elite team. The Polish boxer moved down to the featherweight (57kg) in the recent weeks since the Madrid 2019 EUBC European Women’s Boxing Championships and replaced Sandra Kruk. Szlachcic was not only motivated in her first fight in Ulan-Ude but she controlled all of the rounds against Algeria’s Hadjila Khelif on Day3. 

Latvia sent only one boxer to the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships but their 20-year-old Amanda Millere is a promising talent at the featherweight (57kg). The Latvian faced with Honduras’ lone boxer in Ulan-Ude, Maria Fernanda Antunez and tried to use her strengths from the first round. The Latvian boxer focused also to her height advantage which means Millere and her focused performance made a success for the Baltic nation. 

Ireland’s Michaela Walsh achieved two silver medals in the Commonwealth Games from 2014 and 2018 and following these results, she has done amazing results this year. The 26-year-old featherweight (57kg) boxer is in top form and she proved her very best against Mali’s All Africa Games silver medallist Marine Camara on Day3. The African boxer trains and lives in France and she has strong experiences from the international events but her skills were not enough to handle Walsh’s combinations. 

Germany’s Sarah Scheurich was successful youth boxer in 2011 and after eight years of experiences at the elite middleweight (75kg), she is a medal favourite in Ulan-Ude. The 26-year-old German had to face with Albania’s Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympian Elsidita Selaj in the third day of boxing. Scheurich was patient and her strategy was better than her Albanian teenage opponent but the German used also her strength to decide the bout. Scheurich was fresh in the third when following her tough punches, the referee confirmed her RSC success. 

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