Poland’s Oliwia Toborek won the bout of the day and she is now guaranteed medallist at the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships

19 April 2021 News

The first part of the quarter-finals and the last section of the preliminaries took place at the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Kielce, Poland where the sixth competition day is done. Poland’s Oliwia Toborek turned back her exciting quarter-final contest which means she is now medallist in Kielce.

Poland, France, Moldova, Turkey, Armenia, Italy, Czech Republic and Hungary are the first European countries which earned medals in Kielce. Altogether 414 boxers including 140 women from 52 nations are competing in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Poland where 278 contests are concluded already.

The following 32 European nations are attending in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Kielce: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine.

The safety of all participants, the continuous medical checks, the social distancing, the hygienic preparations, wearing masks and all of the health controls are the responsibility of the local organizers in Poland to avoid any new Covid-19 cases during the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships. The competition is holding with strict Covid-19 protocols same which used in the recent EUBC Championships.

The bout of the day

Poland’s Oliwia Toborek and Russia’s Tatiana Bogdanova knew each other from previous junior and youth competitions. The Russian heavyweight (+81kg) boxer had a narrow advantage after the first round but the host nation’s pride returned to the contest in the second period with several jabs. Toborek found her distance and tempo and she could continue it in the same level in the third which efforts were enough to turn back the quarter-final and celebrated her guaranteed medal in Kielce.

The surprise of the day

Germany’s Delil Dadaev had a wonderful motivation and fighting spirit against India’s ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Vinit in the last 16 of the light heavyweight (81kg). The Indian boxer competed previously also in Germany and Dadaev knew his weak points well enough to take the lead after three minutes. The German was smaller therefore he moved ahead more in this contest and his quicker punches shocked the Indian favourite who won several international events. Dadaev won the contest by split decision and delivered a surprise in the evening session.

The Round-up

France’s Sthelyne Grosy has got four years of experiences in the international competitions and she is now one of the key youth boxers at the women’s featherweight (57kg). The French girl had a strong opponent in the key quarter-finals, Poland’s Julia Szeremeta and she felt the tempo well to take the lead after three minutes. Grosy was technically better than her Polish opponent and her strategy worked well which delivered a guaranteed medal for France in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.

Moldova’s Daria Kozorez is the defending EUBC European Youth Champion at the women’s heavyweight (+81kg) who began her campaign in Kielce on Day6. The 18-year-old Moldovan started better than Spain’s Boxam Tournament silver medallist Clara Paraiso and decided the bout quickly. The Spaniard had to go to the medical corner in the first round and the ringside doctor stopped their contest. Kozorez won Moldova’s first female medal since the Antalya 2011 AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships.

Bulgaria’s three-time European Champion William Cholov is one of the top boxers of the men’s middleweight (75kg) and could be champion in Kielce. The Bulgarian southpaw proved smart boxing in the first round against Greece’s Nikolaos Antonopoulos and took the lead in all of the scorecards. Cholov had great hooks in the second round and he had the massive advantage before the final period. The Bulgarian shared his power well therefore he can prepare to his important quarter-final bout in Kielce.

Poland’s Natalia Kuczewska had a tough battle against Nepal’s Susma Tamang but she was able to get the advantage after three minutes using her power. The Polish light flyweight (48kg) boxer felt the tempo well in the second round and she celebrated her success over the technician Asian rival after the last gong. Europe’s second semi-finalist in this weight class will be Italy’s EUBC European Youth Champion Erika Prisciandaro who eliminated France’s Ambrine Zitouni in another exciting quarter-final.

Moldova’s EUBC European Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Cristina Chiper was smaller than her Czech opponent, Veronika Gajdova in the important quarter-final of the lightweight (60kg). The Czech girl used her height well in the first round and stopped the Moldovan attacks taking the lead in the contest. Gajdova continued her long distance tactic and that strategy worked well against the powerful Moldovan.

Turkey’s best female boxer in this age group, Busra Isildar is three-time EUBC European Champion and after a break she returned to the international events. The 18-year-old Turkish boxer moved down to the light heavyweight (81kg) but she has the strength against India’s Khushi in the quarter-finals. Isildar enjoyed her comeback to the ring and landed strong punches in the first round of the bout. The Turkish boxer increased the tempo in the second and that was too strong for her Indian rival in Kielce. Isildar returned with an excellent RSC success and she is Turkey’s first medallist in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.

Ukraine’s two-time EUBC European Youth Champion Yuriy Zakhareiev is one of the top favourites at the welterweight (69kg) who had a fantastic performance against Finland’s Sam Morovati and won that contest by RSC. Another strong European hope, Moldova’s Vladislav Gudzi had a tough job against Armenia’s Narek Zakharyan but with a great finish he could win that hectic contest in Kielce.

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