Russia, Turkey, England, Netherlands, Italy, Wales, Belarus, Finland and France earned medals in Ulan-Ude10 October 2019
The winners of the eighth day of boxing are guaranteed medallists at the Ulan-Ude 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Russia. The quarter-finals saw several narrow fights in Ulan-Ude where 17 Europeans from 9 nations joined to the last four. Russia, Turkey, England, Netherlands, Italy, Wales, Belarus, Finland and France are the European medallist nations in Ulan-Ude.
The following 24 European nations are attending in the Ulan-Ude 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Yekaterinburg: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales.
Bout of the day
Turkey’s Busenaz Cakiroglu claimed the gold medal at the Minsk 2019 European Games and at the Madrid EUBC European Women’s Boxing Championships in the recent five months but she looked still motivated in the quarter-finals of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. The 25-year-old Turkish No.1 used her excellent footwork in the first round against China’s Cai Zongju who returned from the professional world. Cakiroglu’s tactic based on her world class footwork and counter jabs which she launched with perfect timing to win the bout of the day. The Turkish boxer is in top form and she will be attempting to beat India’s six-time AIBA Women’s World Champion Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte in the semi-finals which will be held after the rest day in Ulan-Ude.
Surprise of the day
Russia’s Liudmilla Vorontsova has been attending in the international tournaments since 2015 when she was 16 and claimed several medals in the junior and youth events. The Russian featherweight (57kg) boxer has been training in Ulan-Ude and she mobilized all of her energies in the quarter-final. The 20-year-old Russian had a tough rival Netherlands’ AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Jemyma Betrian but Vorontsova delivered her best ever performance and advanced to the last four.
Russia’s Ekaterina Dynnik reached strong youth results and quickly involved to the elite national team one and half year ago. The Russian boxer, who was born in Kazakhstan, had a clear dominancy over Tajikistan’s surprise Nilufar Boboyorova and won their light welterweight (64kg) quarter-final by unanimous decision. The 20-year-old Russian will be meeting in the semi-finals with China’s defending AIBA Women’s World Champion Dou Dan on October 12.
Italy’s Angela Carini achieved her career highlight a silver medal at the Madrid EUBC European Women’s Boxing Championships on August but since that event she moved down to the light welterweight (64kg). Carini used her height advantage and counter-attacking tactic against United States’ Ravven Brown which worked well from the first round. The Italian will be boxing for the title contest with Kazakhstan’s Milana Safronova who was slightly better than Bulgaria’s EUBC European Women’s Champion Melis Yonuzova.
Netherlands’ Rio 2016 Olympic Games silver medallist Nouchka Fontijn had only one loss this year which increased her motivation and fighting spirit in Ulan-Ude. The experienced Dutch middleweight (75kg) star lost her last AIBA final against a Chinese boxer but in the absence of Li Qian, she defeated the 21-year-old Zheng Lu who replaced the reigning champion. Fontijn’s next opponent is Canada’s Tamara Thibeault who eliminated United States’ Naomi Graham in a superb North American battle.
Wales’ pride Lauren Price won the gold medal in the Minsk 2019 European Games following her bronze in the New Delhi 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. The 25-year-old boxer is member of the national team since 2011 therefore she was the favourite against Lithuania’s last hope Iveta Lesinskyte in Ulan-Ude. Price controlled all of the rounds in their middleweight (75kg) quarter-final and will be boxing for the final with Morocco’s All Africa Games winner Khadija Mardi.
Statistics before the semi-finals in Ulan-Ude
The following 21 nations have got at least one remaining boxer in the semi-finals of the Ulan-Ude 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships:
– Russia: 6 medals
– China: 5 medals
– India: 4 medals
– Turkey, United States of America: 3 medals
– England, Kazakhstan, Chinese Taipei: 2 medals
– Belarus, Brazil, Canada, DPR Korea, Finland, France, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Wales: 1 medal