Poland’s best women boxers proved strong performance in the Leszek Drogosz Memorial Tournament06 December 2017
The fifth edition of the Leszek Drogosz Memorial Tournament was taking place in Kielce, Poland where 56 boxers from 9 countries fought for the medals. Poland’s experienced female boxers as Sandra Drabik, Sandra Kruk and Karolina Koszewska-Lukasik won their weight classes with top performance.
The first edition of the Leszek Drogosz Memorial Tournament was held in Kielce only in 2013 but this new international event shows the strong commitment to boxing in Poland. Women boxers could also box in the 5th Leszek Drogosz Memorial Tournament. The Polish ladies have been preparing hard to the upcoming 2018 EUBC European Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships which will be held in their homeland in Wladyslawowo next May.
Poland’s Baku 2015 European Games silver medallist Sandra Drabik is their No.1 at the women’s flyweight (51kg) who was near to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games last year. The Polish veteran did not give up her Olympic dreams and continued her career and took a title also in the Leszek Drogosz Memorial Tournament where she was able to beat Armenia’s AIBA Women’s Youth World Champion Anush Grigoryan in a close contest.
Poland’s Sandra Kruk was silver medallist in the 2012 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Qinhuangdao and returned in top shape in the Leszek Drogosz Memorial Tournament. Kruk was unstoppable in the final of the women’s featherweight (57kg) for her teammate Paulina Jakubczyk while Netherlands’ Golden Girl Box Cup silver medallist Beata Dudekova moved down one category and achieved bronze as a debut in Kielce.
AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships silver medallist and Rio 2016 Olympian Yana Alekseevna had to do her very best in the final of the lightweight (60kg) to beat Poland’s AIBA Women’s Youth World Champion Aneta Rygielska. Poland’s third gold medal in the women event was taken by veteran Karolina Koszewska-Lukasik who kept the best fighting distance against Hanna Solecka at the welterweight (69kg).
Poland’s Jakub Slominski competed in two EUBC events in 2017 but his success in the final of the light flyweight (49kg) over Belarus’ EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships bronze medallist Yauheni Karmilchyk was a surprise in the Leszek Drogosz Memorial Tournament.
Armenia’s first gold medal was achieved by their former EUBC European Youth Champion boxer Koryun Soghomonyan who dominated his final over Poland’s Dorian Mospinek at the flyweight (52kg). Following Gor Yeritsyan’s gold medal Armenia’s third title was captured by EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships bronze medallist Narek Manasyan who walked over to the title of the heavyweight (91kg) against Poland’s Aleksander Celejewski.
Netherlands’ EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships bronze medallist and Rio 2016 Olympian Enrico La Cruz did a great footwork in the final of the lightweight (60kg) against Ireland’s young hope Frankie Cleary and celebrated his title. Netherlands’ second gold medal was achieved by Max Van der Pas who defeated Poland’s Rafal Perczynski in the final of the middleweight (75kg).
Poland’s best man elite boxer EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships bronze medallist Mateusz Polski was unstoppable in the Leszek Drogosz Memorial Tournament in Kielce where he was too strong for Ukraine’s Ivan Dancha, Armenia’s Rio 2016 Olympian Armen Avagyan and Poland’s Karol Lapawa.