Scotland’s Reese Lynch eliminated his main rival in the opening day at the Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament11 July 2019
The 37thedition of the Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament started with its opening competition day in the Subotica Sports Hall. Scotland’s defending champion Reese Lynch eliminated one of his main rivals in the first competition day and marched to the next round of the youth event.
Boxers who were born in 2001 or in 2002 are eligible to attend in the Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament. This Serbian international event is one of the main preparation events before the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships which will be held in Sofia on September 2-11.
The following 22 nations are taking part in the Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament this week: Argentina, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Mongolia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Slovenia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.
Bout of the day
Scotland’s Reese Lynch amazed the crowd in the last edition of the Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament in Serbia one year ago when he defeated Thailand’s Youth Olympic Games winner and AIBA Youth World Champion Atichai Phoemsap in the semi-finals. The Scottish arrived back to Subotica as titleholder but he did not have an ideal opening opponent. Russia’s Youth National Championships silver medallist Akhmadshokh Makhmadshoyev was a competitive rival for the Scotsman who had to do his very best to eliminate his opponent. The Scottish boxer decided their contest only in the third round in the bout of the day which was an early final at the light welterweight (64kg).
Surprise of the Day
Lithuania’s Gabriela Diekontaite proved her developed skills and boxing knowledge this year but she had to meet with Kazakhstan’s Youth National Champion Gulsaya Yerzhan who arrived to catch the gold medal of the light heavyweight (81kg) in Subotica. The Lithuanian boxer landed strong jabs in the first round of their meeting but her Kazakh rival also increased her rhythm in the second. The Lithuanian boxer was still enough fresh in the third to keep her level in their contest delivering a small surprise in Subotica.
Saltanat Medenova is Russia’s best female light heavyweight (81kg) boxer who claimed silver in the 2017 EUBC European Confederation Women’s Junior Boxing Championships. The 17-year-old Russian controlled all of the rounds against Poland’s Martyna Jancelewicz and won their bout in each scorecard. Medenova’s skills are strongly enough to take finally the gold medal of the weight class in Sombor.
Brazil’s AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Luiz Gabriel Oliveira remained at the flyweight (52kg) this year and arrived to Sombor as a favourite. The 18-year-old Brazilian had a strong footwork against Romania’s Marian Radu and dominated their fight. In another exciting contest in this weight category Russia’s Nikita Sevostyanov triumphed over Scotland’s Ryan Carlin on Day1.
Serbia’s Stefan Camovic has got experiences from the international events but met with Bulgaria’s Bozhidar Dzhurov who attended in two editions of the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships. The Serbian lightweight (60kg) boxer delivered his best ever performance in Sombor and eliminated his Bulgarian rival. Turkey’s Mizan Aykol had also a tough fight on Day1 but he managed to win his bout against Argentina’s Josue Francisco Aguero.
Bulgaria’s Emirdzhan Mehmed claimed gold in the 2018 EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships following his silver in 2017. The Bulgarian welterweight (69kg) boxer is a strong favourite in the upcoming continental event but he proved his tough skills against Russia’s Artur Mirabian also in Sombor. Mehmed moved ahead without any stoppage and eliminated his Russian rival as first in the Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament.
Russia’s Ramazan Dadayev was gold medallist in the 2018 EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships and joined to the youth age group this January. The 17-year-old Russian moved up to the light heavyweight (81kg) this year but he adopted the strength of the punches very quickly and eliminated Turkey’s Emir Buyukdag winning the bout by unanimous decision.