Romai and Curt are the surprises winners in the opening day of the 3rd Junior Nations Cup15 August 2019
The third edition of the Junior Nations Cup for the girls and boy talents started in the city of Vrbas where 16 contests were held in the first competition day. Hungary’s Ruben Romai and Romania’s Omer Gianer Curt both received the rights to attend in such a big event as the Junior Nations Cup but eliminated their experienced rivals on Day1.
Altogether 20 nations registered to attend in the 3rdJunior Nations Cup and all of them arrived to Vrbas to compete for the medals. Following the Official Draw, it is revealed that 51 women and 109 men boxers are attending for the titles in Vrbas. Boxers who were born in 2003 and in 2004 are eligible to attend in this international junior event.
The following 20 nations are taking part in the 3rdJunior Nations Cup: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, United States of America, Uzbekistan.
Bout of the day
Aron Szollosy represented Hungary at the featherweight (57kg) in the last edition of the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Galati less than three months ago but following his early loss in Romania, he was replaced by Ruben Romai in the Junior Nations Cup. Romai claimed bronze medal in the Hungarian Junior National Olympiad this April but his technique and tactic worked well in the opening bout. His opponent was Poland’s experienced Oliwer Szot whose father Krzysztof was an excellent boxer in the ‘90s. The Polish boxer attended in the continental event in Galati but he was unable to stop the Hungarian attacks in Vrbas.
The surprise of the day
Omer Gianer Curt claimed only bronze medal in the Romanian Junior National Cup earlier this year but he was confident in the first day of boxing in Vrbas. The 15-year-old Romanian had to meet with Ukraine’s more experienced Dmytro Solyanik which bout was held at the light bantamweight (52kg). Curt, whose brother is also a boxer, exceeded the previous expectations and defeated his Ukrainian opponent causing the major upset of the first competition day.
In the first bout of the whole competition United States’ Ramier Walker defeated Greece’s Emmanouil Koulouris by split decision at the flyweight (50kg) which contest was closer than expected. In the same weight class Russia’s Elbrus Adygezalov dominated his opening fight against Israel’s Salem Abdelaziz and joined to the next stage of the event.
Serbia’s Luka Ivic Jukic controlled all of the three rounds against Montenegro’s Luka Gacevic at the bantamweight (54kg) and secured a great success for the host country. Sweden’s EUBC European Junior Boxing Championships competitor Kevin Bohm walked over to the next round Serbia’s Indir Vracic who was unable to box against him.
Croatia’s Deni Alagic and Slovakia’s Samuel Horvath both attended in the last edition of the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Galati, Romania this May. The two internationally experienced boxers have done a great job in the ring which was won by the younger Croatian. In another bantamweight (54kg) contest India’s Dahiya Dikshant was too aggressive for Hungary’s Milan Petriman on Day1.
Sweden’s best junior hope Alexander Fredriksson claimed bronze medal in the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships three months ago in Galati and arrived to the venue of the Junior Nations Cup as favourite of the featherweight (57kg). The 16-year-old talent, who was born in the Philippines, spent less than two minutes in the ring against Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Luka Milovanovic when the referee stopped the bout.