Russian KO successes in the third day of the EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships27 March 2018
The marathon third competition day with its next stages of the preliminaries was held in the EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships in Targu Jiu. Russia’s EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Muslim Gadzhimagomedov and his teammate Ruslan Belousov knocked out their today’s opponents.
Altogether 56 preliminary bouts have been held in the third competition day of the EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships in Targu Jiu. The winners of today’s bantamweight (56kg), lightweight (60kg), light welterweight (64kg), welterweight (69kg), middleweight (75kg), light heavyweight (81kg) and heavyweight (91kg) contests are advanced to the quarter-finals of the competition.
Germany’s Hamsat Shadalov had a successful youth career and rapidly developed in the recent one year winning their Elite National Championships as well. The 19-year-old German bantamweight (56kg) boxer, who trains in Berlin, controlled the first round of his debuting contest against Albania’s Krenar Zeneli. His opponent won his first bout in Targu Jiu but his German opponent was in different level and following Shadalov’s serious punches the Albanians abandoned their fight.
Ukraine’s AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Zoravor Petrosian moved back before launching his counter-attacks against Bulgaria’s Kiril Rusinov who has done his WSB debut a few weeks ago. The Bulgarian lightweight (60kg) boxer moved ahead without any stoppage and launched more punches than his Ukrainian opponent. The 19-year-old Ukrainian was a successful counter-attacker and eliminated his top Bulgarian rival.
Germany’s middleweight (75kg) No.1 Silvio Schierle competed in the Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships and following his successful youth career he is among Europe’s bests in this category. The German boxer used his longer distance against Azerbaijan’s Ismayil Huseynov in the first round but went closer to his Caucasian opponent in the second. Schierle did enough to win their contest and advanced to the last eight in Targu Jiu as next German boxer.
Croatia’s EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships silver medallist Toni Filipi eliminated his main rival Romania’s Paul Andrei Aradoaie in the first preliminary round of the heavyweight (91kg). The 22-year-old Croatian was not enough shape in the first round against England’s inexperienced Lewis Williams but turned up the heat from the second. Their contest was much closer than expected but finally Filipi was able to win that difficult contest and marched into the Top8.
Russia’s No.1 Muslim Gadzhimagomedov claimed silver medal in the EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships and also in the EUBC European Confederation Elite Boxing Championships in 2017. Since then he moved up to the heavyweight (91kg) but he is still tall also in that category which determined his style. Gadzhimagomedov spent only two minutes in the ring when he launched a lethal hook and knocked out Slovakia’s new national team member David Michalek.
Finland’s EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist and Heydar Aliyev Junior Cup winner Krenar Aliu is a new boxer in this U22 age group but he controlled the first round against Bulgaria’s three years older Ivan Mechkov in Targu Jiu. The 18-year-old Finnish heavyweight (91kg) boxer had difficulties in the second round and his Bulgarian opponent was able to turn back their close contest.
Russia’s Ruslan Belousov was significantly developed in the recent one and half year and following his superb performance in the national events he was involved to their squad in Targu Jiu. Following his first success Belousov dominated his second contest in Targu Jiu where he was too strong for Moldova’s Victor Vacula. The Russian bantamweight (56kg) boxer launched a lethal punch and quickly knocked out his inexperienced Moldovan rival.
Romania’s Vasile Suciu replaced their National Champion Nicusor Fredy Ciobanu just before the start of the EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships. The Romanian light welterweight (64kg) boxer eliminated Monaco’s Hugo Micallef as first and did top performance against Poland’s Karol Kowal. Suciu moved ahead with youthful enthusiasm and after three knock downs the referee confirmed his RSC success which was his second triumph in Targu Jiu.
Italy’s Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games winner Vincenzo Arecchia eliminated Hungary’s AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships quarter-finalist Laszlo Kozak in a hectic contest as first. The 22-year-old Italian welterweight (69kg) boxer controlled the first round of his second fight against Estonia’s Pavel Kamanin. Arecchia’s hands were down but he launched quick attacks from that low position and won his second bout in Targu Jiu by large margin of differences.
Georgia’s defending champion Eskerkhan Madiev defeated England’s Carl Fail in the quarter-final of the EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships by split decision and following that contest they met once again in a classical re-match. The taller English welterweight (69kg) boxer could not use his distance against the attacking Georgian in the first round but he felt his tempo better in the second. Fail was fast and his jabs stopped Madiev in the third which meant England’s 21-year-old boxer was able to do revenge due his last year’s loss.
Anas Messaoudi is Belgium’s WSB boxer whose younger brother Nabil shocked Armenia’s EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Gurgen Madoyan in the first round of their welterweight (69kg) contest. The Belgian boxer knocked down his more experienced Armenian rival twice in the opening round but Madoyan did not give up their manly battle. The referee had to count also the Belgian in the second but Messaoudi’s efforts in the third were enough to beat his top rival.