Scotland’s Sean Spence continued his fantastic winning path in the Tammer Tournament

21 October 2018 News

The 39th edition of the Tammer Tournament continued with 19 contests in two sessions in the second competition day at the Pyynikkin Sports Hall in Tampere. Scotland’s Sean Spence continued his fantastic winning path in Tampere and eliminated a star rival Denmark’s Frederik Lundgaard Jensen on Day2.

Besides to the 10 men’s weight classes according to the AIBA rules the Tammer Tournament will be held also as women’s invitational elite competition at the lightweight (60kg) and welterweight (69kg) in Round Robin format. The first edition of the Tammer Tournament was held in 1977 and Tampere hosted the 1993 edition of the AIBA Men’s Elite World Boxing Championships and the European Men’s Elite Boxing Championships in 2000.

Finland’s best woman boxer EUBC European Women’s Champion and Rio 2016 Olympic Games bronze medallist Mira Potkonen defeated France’s Amina Zidani in her opening contest in Tampere and she was better than Sweden’s 20-year-old Stephanie Thour on Day2. Zidani defeated Ukraine’s veteran Iulia Tsyplakova by split decision in the same lightweight (60kg) which contest was one of the closest ones in the second competition day.

Philippines’ Marvin Tabamo lost to Hungary’s Istvan Szaka in the 2016 edition of the Tammer Tournament but this time he did revenge and will be meeting with Estonia’s Kirill Serikov for the gold of the men’s flyweight (52kg). France’s AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Enzo Grau was slightly better than Philippines’ Ryan Boy Moreno which means he can box for the title of the bantamweight (56kg) with Finland’s Masi Jurvanen.

Due the high number of boxers the local organizers had to divide the participants of the light welterweight (64kg) into two groups in Tampere. Monaco’s 20-year-old Hugo Micallef dominated his fight against Estonia’s Hendrik Kont and will be facing for the gold medal with Austria’s Daniel Janicijevic who was better than Sweden’s Emil Stor in all aspects of boxing.

Scotland’s new sensation Sean Spence defeated Finland’s Niazz Ahmadi on Day1 and impressed against Denmark’s AIBA World Boxing Championships competitor and Boxam Tournament winner Frederik Lundgaard Jensen on Day2. The young Scottish will be boxing for the title of the light welterweight (64kg) with Brazil’s Wanderson De Oliveira who defeated Norway’s No.1 Hadi Srour in a hectic bout.

Sweden’s 19-year-old Billy Liljeqvist recovered from his injuries and following that he had good results in the youth level he was quickly involved to the elite competitions. The Swedish teenager eliminated Austria’s Marcel Rumpler in his opening bout at the welterweight (69kg) and continued his winning path against France’s Victorien Monny which means he has the right to fight for the title against Brazil’s Luiz F. Da Silva.

Finland’s Muhammad Abdilrasoon attended already in the 2013 AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships and following his success over Norway’s Lithuanian-descent Mindaugas Gedminas on Day1 he defeated a strong rival Scotland’s Darren Johnstone in the semi-final of the middleweight (75kg). The 21-year-old Finnish boxer will be facing for the title with Brazil’s Hebert Carvalho Souza who defeated Sweden’s Adam Chartoi on Day2.

Austria’s Umar Dzambekov impressed on Day2 when he triumphed over Sweden’s WSB boxer Liridon Nuha in the semi-final and of the light heavyweight (81kg) and will be meeting as next with Finland’s Santeri Laine who eliminated Norway’s Surkho Shamilov. Sweden’s Alexander Bwambale returned to the world of boxing and has done a superb tactical job against Finland’s 19-year-old Krenar Aliu. Bwambale’s next opponent for the gold of the heavyweight (91kg) will be Brazil’s Abner Teixeira who eliminated France’s Soheb Bouafia.



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