Russia’s duo Igor Fedorov and Anastasia Rybak won gold medals in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships30 August 2018
Russia’s talented duo Igor Fedorov and Anastasia Rybak became the first European winners in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Budapest today. The second part of the finals in the event with 10 gold medal contests are coming tomorrow where Europe have got further chances.
Russia’s Vsevolod Shumkov claimed gold medal in the 2017 EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships and following his relatively low performance in 2018 it was a big surprise that he advanced to the final of the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Budapest. The Russian boxer had to meet with the top favourite of the men’s bantamweight (56kg) Uzbekistan’s Abdumalik Khalokov in the final. Shumkov had a brave attempt to beat his Uzbek star rival but Khalokov was too quick for the younger Russian. Shumkov can compete in the youth age group also in 2019 and his silver medal at the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships was a great career start for the 17-year-old Russian.
Russia’s defending EUBC European Youth Champions Ilia Popov defeated Cuba’s Idalberto Umara in an international event in St. Petersburg one year ago but his Caribbean opponent used a different tactic against him in the final of the light welterweight (64kg) on their re-match in Budapest. Popov did not feel the tempo well in their second contest within one month and suffered an unexpected loss to his younger Cuban rival in Budapest. Popov secured Russia’s second silver medal in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.
Russia’s 2017 EUBC European Youth Champion Daniil Teterev, who claimed silver in Roseto degli Abruzzi, eliminated Croatia’s Gabrijel Veocic and England’s Connor Tudsbury during his road to the finals of the men’s middleweight (75kg) in Budapest. The 18-year-old Russian boxer started better than his final opponent Kazakhstan’s Nurbek Oralbay and led in the scorecards after three minutes of fight. The Kazakh boxer received strong advices in the ringside and he was able to turn back their close final which means Teterev claimed also silver medal for Russia.
Russia’s current EUBC European Youth Champion at the men’s heavyweight (91kg) Igor Fedorov eliminated Azerbaijan’s Ismayil Yagubov in the quarter-finals and another favourite Uzbekistan’s Javokhir Togaymurodov in the last four. The 18-year-old Russian opened his final with energetic style against Kazakhstan’s ASBC Asian Youth Champion Aibek Oralbay but his opponent stepped into the gas in the second round. The final verdict depended on their performance in the last round when Fedorov was slightly better and he claimed gold medal for Russia in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.
England’s super talented Caroline Dubois is two-time EUBC European Junior Champion and she is also the defending EUBC European Youth Champion at the women’s lightweight (60kg). The 17-year-old English girl met in the final with Russia’s EUBC European Women’s Junior Champion Nune Asatrian which was the repeat final of the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships. Dubois was quicker and her counter-attacks were successful in the first and second rounds. The English talent was untouchable for Asatrian who gave in everything but unbeaten Dubois’ dominancy continued in the end of the final round.
Russia’s Angelina Kabakova was silver medallist in the last edition of the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships and she arrived in top form to Budapest. The 18-year-old Russian welterweight (69kg) boxer had a hard job against Canada’s Charlie Cavanagh. Kabakova was well focused in the opening round of their final and took the lead in each scorecard. Her Canadian rival used her distance much better in the second and third rounds therefore Kabakova claimed silver as in the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships.
The last Russian finalist of the first part of the finals in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships was Anastasia Rybak who arrived to Budapest after two silver medals from Guwahati and Roseto degli Abruzzi. The 18-year-old Russian light heavyweight (81kg) boxer was fully concentrated and motivated to win her first world title in Budapest against Kazakhstan’s favourite Guzal Sadykova. Both boxers were in the same level but Rybak’s stamina was enough to win Russia’s second gold medal in Budapest.