Russia’s Mukhamed Vakhaev eliminated one of his main rivals in the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament04 April 2019
The Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament is a parallel competition with the Emil Jechev Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament this week but both events are quality ones. Russia’s EUBC European Junior Champion Mukhamed Vakhaev eliminated one of his top rivals at the light flyweight (49kg) on Day2 when boxer from the Philippines, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Uzbekistan and Moldova also won key contests.
Anapa, which is located off the coast of the Black Sea, hosted the last edition of the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in October 2018. The Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament is one of the strongest in that age group in the entire world and the top nations as Russia, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, India, Armenia, Georgia, and Belarus are all attending in Anapa.
Bout of the day
Russia’s Mukhamed Vakhaev was EUBC European Schoolboy Champion in 2015 and EUBC European Junior Champion in 2017. His main goal is to be continued his career with another title in the upcoming EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships. The 18-year-old light flyweight (49kg) boxer has got tough concurrencies in the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament where his first challenge was a bout against Belarus’ Kirill Levankou. Vakhaev landed more punches in the first round but the younger Belarusian was competitive for him and his combinations also reached the target. Vakhaev worked through the last round with full speed which supported his narrow success in Anapa.
Surprises of the day
Kazakhstan’s Bekzat Amangeldinov claimed silver medal in the 2018 Bekzat Sattarkhanov Youth Memorial Tournament and he is their new Youth National Champion at the light flyweight (49kg). The experienced Pavlodar-based youth boxer had to meet in the first round of the category with Kyrgyzstan’s Bakhtybek Sadyrbek Uulu but he did not find his best tempo. The Kyrgyz boxer looked quicker and motivated in their fight and his stamina has been earned for him a place in the next round of the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament.
Philippines’ Kenneth De La Pena involved to their junior national team two years ago and quickly won the title of the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships on August 2017. The Filipino boxer joined to the youth age group and delivered a fantastic performance in the second competition day of the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament in Anapa. De La Pena led against Russia’s Yevgeniy Martynov in each scorecard after the first round of their light flyweight (49kg) meeting which bout finished in the second following his tough shots.
Kazakhstan’s Makhmud Sabyrkhan achieved bronze medal in the Budapest 2018 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships but he was not able to keep his weight in the smallest category. The ASBC Asian Youth Champion is boxing at the flyweight (52kg) in Anapa and started strongly against Belarus’ Aliaksandr Kareuski. Sabyrkhan won all of the rounds and the 10:8 scorings show the big difference between the boxers. His compatriot Talgat Syrymbetov also won his key contest against Uzbekistan’s Jasurbek Usmonov at the flyweight (52kg) in Anapa.
Moldova’s Vladislav Gudzi is a newcomer in their national youth team but he has experiences as junior and schoolboy boxer. The Moldovan hope impressed and controlled each round against Switzerland’s Jason Kuogo in the preliminary stage of the light welterweight (64kg). Georgia’s EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships competitor Nika Jakonia won the best contest of this difficult category on Day2 when he was slightly better than Russia’s Bizhan Bizhamov.
Russia’s Dzhambulat Bizhamov was AIBA Youth World Champion and EUBC European Youth Champion at the welterweight (69kg) in 2018. The Russian boxer moved up to the middleweight (75kg) but he was quickly adopted the strength of the punches. Bizhamov had a tough opponent Uzbekistan’s Rustambek Nasriddinov but he was able to manage his win in the front of the home crowd. Bizhamov’s teammate and rival in the weight class EUBC European Schoolboys Champion Nikita Chirvon eliminated Kyrgyzstan’s Islambek Turgunov with top performance.