Russia’s Ekaterina Dynnik eliminated a top rival in the Bocskai Memorial Tournament on Day2

05 February 2020 News

A marathon program with 61 bouts was held in the second competition day of the 64th edition of the Bocskai Memorial Tournament in Debrecen which is located in the Eastern region of Hungary. Russia’s Ekaterina Dynnik moved down to the women’s lightweight (60kg) and quickly adopted the level of the category which she proved on Day2. Botswana’s Rajab Otukile Mahommed was one of the heroes of the first day but he suffered a loss to his Indian opponent on Day2.

The following nations are taking part in the 64th Bocskai Memorial Tournament: Austria, Belarus, Botswana, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales. Four out of the five Confederations sent boxers to the traditional event which launched in 1956 which makes it one of the oldest European tournaments.

Bout of the day

Russia’s Ekaterina Dynnik was bronze medallist at the light welterweight (64kg) in the last edition of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. The 21-year-old boxer decided to move down to the lightweight (60kg) due to the chance of the Olympic Games and impressed in her first fight which was a cruel one in Debrecen. The young Russian had to meet with India’s Shashi Chopra who claimed gold at the 2017 AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships. The Indian had the longer reach but Dynnik’s energetic style paid off especially in the second part of their fight. Dynnik, who was born in Kazakhstan but represents Russia in the international events, won the bout by split decision which was one of the best on Day2.

Surprise of the day

France’s Victor Yoka attended in several international tournaments in the recent two years but he claimed mostly bronze medals on these appearances. The 22-year-old French middleweight (75kg) boxer was not the favourite against Kazakhstan’s AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships silver medallist Yermakhan Zhakpekov on Day2. Yoka’s stamina and attacking styles were enough to beat his Central Asian opponent advancing to the last eight of the weight class.

The Round-up

Hungary’s Attila Bernath was gold medallist at the 2018 EUBC European Youth Boxing Championships and won the title of the 2019 Bocskai Memorial Tournament. The Debrecen-based boxer had to meet first with Italy’s experienced former WSB hope Federico Serra in the preliminary round of the flyweight (52kg). The Hungarian used his excellent tempo but the Italian was patient and used the best counter-attacking angles to beat the defending champion of the category.

Kazakhstan’s Makhmud Sabyrkhan is two-time ASBC Asian Youth Champion who achieved bronze at the Budapest 2018 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships. The 18-year-old Kazakh returned to Hungary after his first participation in the country and proved his amazing technical skills. Sabyrkhan is a teenager but he is near to be there in the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Qualification Event therefore he did not give any chance to Hungary’s EUBC European Boxing Championships bronze medallist Nandor Csoka at the flyweight (52kg).

India’s AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Lalitha Prasad Polipalli eliminated one of the main favourites of the men’s flyweight (52kg) France’s Billal Bennama on Day1 and continued his winning path in the next stage of the event. The 24-year-old Indian is on Amit Panghal’s shadow but he amazed the experts once again in Debrecen when he met with Botswana’s All Africa Games winner Rajab Otukile Mahommed. The final verdict was split decision in the favour of the Indian boxer who exceeded the previous expectations.

Belarus’ best male boxer Dzmitry Asanau was gold medallist in the Minsk 2019 European Games and in the recent years his hard work delivered for him excellent results. The Rio 2016 Olympian boxer is one of the favourites for the gold at the lightweight (63kg) who had a tough fight against Kazakhstan’s ASBC Asian Youth Champion Sanatali Toltayev. The Belarusian used his well-known tactic and world class footwork to beat his Central Asian opponent in Debrecen.

Among the key members of the Hungarian national team, Milan Fodor dominated all of the rounds against Finland’s returning boxer Asseme Nouali and advanced to the next stage of the lightweight (63kg). His main local rival the current National Champion and AIBA World Boxing Championships competitor Richard Kovacs impressed against India’s Ankush Dahiya in the same weight class and also joined to the quarter-finals in Debrecen.

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