Record number of 26 countries registered to the Nations Junior Cup in Vrbas10 August 2018
The second edition of the Nations Junior Cup will be held in the Drago Jovovic Sporting Hall in the city of Vrbas, Serbia from August 15 until the 20th. More than 200 boxers registered to take part to this junior competition which will be a preparation event for the upcoming EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships.
The boxers who were born in 2002 and in 2003 are eligible to take part in the Nations Junior Cup in Serbia. Men and women boxers will be able to attend in 13-13 official junior weight classes in Vrbas: 46kg, 48kg, 50kg, 52kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63kg, 66kg, 70kg, 75kg, 80kg and +80kg.
The first competition day with the preliminaries is August 16, the quarter-finals are schedule on August 17, the semi-finals on the 18th and following that the finals will be taking place on the 19th. Serbian Boxing Federation is very active in the boxing map, after the Nations Women’s Cup and the Belgrade Winner Tournament their third international event is coming soon in Vrbas.
Altogether record number of 26 countries is registered to take part in the upcoming Nations Junior Cup in Vrbas. 54 women junior boxers from 12 countries are planning to take part and 156 men talent from 22 different nations which means the total number of participants could be increased up to 210 athletes.
The registered 21 European countries for the Nations Junior Cup are the followings: Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, host Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey and Wales.
Kazakhstan, India and Uzbekistan will be sending strong teams from the Asian continent and will raised the level of the Nations Junior Cup. The junior team of the United States of America attended in the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament this March and their squad returns to Europe to take part in the Nations Junior Cup. Mauritius is a key nation in the African continent and their best juniors will be there in the Serbian event.