Romania’s Andrei Paul Aradoaie returned to the light heavyweight with a successful debut at the Golden Belt Tournament27 September 2018
The Romanian Boxing Federation’s main international competition the Golden Belt Tournament began with its first competition day in the city of Galati. Romania’s EUBC European U22 Champion Andrei Paul Aradoaie returned to the light heavyweight (81kg) and opened his campaign with a clear success on Day1.
The Romanian Boxing Federation hosted the last two editions of the EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships in Braila and in Targu Jiu. Their strong staff has got all of the experiences to organize top competitions in our continent. The new 43rd edition of the Golden Belt Tournament is hosting for the women and men elite boxers as well.
The recent editions of the Golden Belt Tournament were taking place in Constanta, in Chiajna, in Craiova and in Iasi and after these cities the competition arrived to Galati. The Golden Belt Tournament is a preparation event for the European Union Boxing Championships which will be held in Valladolid, Spain in November.
Ireland’s Conor Quinn is their new flyweight (52kg) boxer in the national team who showed his skills in a few international events in 2018. The young Irish boxer had a strong opponent in the Golden Belt Tournament as first Hungary’s EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Gabor Virban but Quinn solved the bout tactically and advanced to the next round in Galati.
Serbia’s Petar Stosic is a powerful boxer at the welterweight (69kg) who did enough in his opening contest against Belgium’s Ruben Veciunca in Galati to secure his place in the next stage. Another strong Serbian talent EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships quarter-finalist 19-year-old Djordje Bujisic used an aggressive tactic to beat Romania’s Silviu Adrian Botusan at the middleweight (75kg).
England’s Carl Fail claimed silver medal in the EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships in Targu Jiu and returned to Romania after six months. The tall English boxer moved up to the middleweight (75kg) in the recent months and used his longer reach to keep the best fighting distance against Belgium’s Filip Natal. The final verdict was unanimous decision to England’s 21-year-old talent who showed his impressive style of boxing once again.
Moldova’s Victor Carapcevschii is an experienced middleweight (75kg) boxer who has been attending in the international level since 2009 but his success over Ireland’s EUBC European Youth Champion Michael Nevin was an unexpected result in Galati. In the same category Hungary’s new face in the national squad Isaac Oroyovwe Onoriode was slightly better than Serbia’s Stefan Panic in Galati and won their bout by split decision.
Wales’ best boxer Commonwealth Games winner Sammy Lee is a powerful boxer in spite of the fact he is only 19. The Welshmen never stopped attacking against Moldova’s Mihai Unciuc his style was not only effective but spectacular as well. Another powerful light heavyweight (81kg) boxer Spain’s Alejandro Camacho also delivered strong performance in the opening day of the Golden Belt Tournament.
Romania’s EUBC European U22 Champion Andrei Paul Aradoaie returned to his best category to the light heavyweight (81kg) and he looked fresh and energetic in his debuting contest at the Golden Belt Tournament. The 22-year-old Romanian No.1 won all of the rounds against Hungary’s Viktor Arpad in each scorecard and advanced to the next round of the international competition in Galati.