Russia’s EUBC European Junior Champion Tiulemeshev eliminated his main rival in the opening day of the Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament21 March 2019
The 14th edition of the Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament started with its first competition day in Vilnius, Lithuania which event is the highlight this week. Russia’s EUBC European Junior Champion Khunkerkhan Tiulemeshev had to meet with his main rival Hungary’s Zsolt Zuro as first and following his extra performance, he has won the bout of the opening day in Vilnius.
The competition was named after Lithuania’s national boxing hero Danas Pozniakas who claimed gold medal at the Mexico 1968 Olympic Games and also crowned three-times in the history of the European Boxing Championships. During his long and successful career Danas Pozniakas won 203 bouts out of his 217 total contests in the ’60s.
Bout of the day
Khunkerkhan Tiulemeshev was involved to the Russian junior team just before the start of the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships last October. That decision paid off and the young hope claimed the gold medal in the continental event in Anapa and his career turned to a new era. Tiulemeshev joined to the youth level and he was involved to represent Team Russia at the Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament. The 17-year-old bantamweight (56kg) talent had to meet with one of his main rivals as first and he had to do extra performance against Hungary’s Zsolt Zuro. His opponent was bronze medallist at the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Anapa and his technician style made him competitive in Vilnius. The final verdict was split decision to the Russian boxer who eliminated his top rival in the event.
Surprise of the day
Russia’s Matvei Lopatin was gold medallist in the 2018 Julius Torma Youth Memorial Tournament in Prague and also in the Mostar International Youth Tournament in Bosnia & Herzegovina. The Russian flyweight (52kg) boxer was confident in the first round against Romania’s Mustafa Aurel Curt who turned from the junior level. The younger Romanian boxer adopted the tempo of the bout from the second round and turned back their narrow fight causing a surprise in Vilnius.
Bulgaria’s Yasen Radev is two-time silver medallist from the last editions of the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships and he joined to the youth age group this January. The Bulgarian flyweight (52kg) boxer amazed the crowd with his footwork and eliminated a top rival Ukraine’s Youth National Champion Ali Dahli as first in the Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament.
Czech Republic’s best youth boxer in their current team is Kevin Godla who spent a very short time in the ring against Lithuania’s Airidas Staniunas when the referee confirmed his RSC success still in the first round. In another bantamweight (56kg) bout Romania’s two-time EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships competitor Tavi Dobre defeated Lithuania’s Armandas Bielskus winning the bout by unanimous decision.
Lithuania’s junior team impressed in the international events in 2018 and among them plenty of their hopes are attending in the youth competitions now. Nedas Gudomskas won several international tournaments during his career and his efforts were enough to beat Sweden’s Kevin Scott in their lightweight (60kg) meeting. France’s Sven Lange Junior Memorial Tournament winner Hugo Grau bowed out Lithuania’s Markas Uzkuraitis in another exciting lightweight (60kg) bout.
Hungary’s AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships silver medallist Adrian Orban is one of the biggest names in the 14th edition of the Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament. The 17-year-old Hungarian is attending now at the light welterweight (64kg) and used his excellent footwork to eliminate Belarus’ Youth National Yan Krukouski in Vilnius. His teammate Daniel Baracsi won his opening bout against Estonia’s Robert Sibalov at the light heavyweight (81kg) on Day1.