Shumkov and Karibian will be meeting in the final of the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament06 April 2019
The 19 exciting semi-finals of the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament saw fantastic battles between the top future stars of the boxing world. Russia’s Vsevolod Shumkov eliminated his top Uzbek rival and will be facing for the title of the bantamweight (56kg) with Russia’s EUBC European Junior Champion Boris Karibian which could be one of the most anticipated finals in Anapa.
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 EUBC European Junior Champion and Budapest 2018 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships silver medallist Vsevolod Shumkov was not enough shape in the recent two rounds of the bantamweight (56kg) but he delivered his best performance with perfect timing in the semi-finals against Uzbekistan’s Khurshidbek Rasuljonov. Shumkov’s footwork was excellent in their semi-final against that Uzbek who eliminated Kazakhstan’s Biybars Zheksen in the quarter-finals. Shumkov will be facing for the title of the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament with Russia’s EUBC European Junior Champion Boris Karibian which contest will be a selection fight for the upcoming EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships.
Surprise of the day
The light flyweight (49kg) is a strong category at the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament and following two favourites as Philippines’ Kenneth De La Pena’s and Russia’s Mukhamed Vakhaev’s early eliminations, boxers from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan advanced to the finals. Kazakhstan’s Mukhammedsabyr Bazarbayuli dominated his semi-final against Russia’s Muslim Dzhumagulov and will be meeting for the title with Uzbekistan’s Shakhzod Muzaffarov who eliminated Armenia’s Rudolf Garboyan.
Kazakhstan’s strong duo impressed in the semi-finals of the flyweight (52kg) which means the two promising boxers will be meeting each other for the title of the division. ASBC Asian Youth Champion and Budapest 2018 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Makhmud Sabyrkhan eliminated Philippines’ ASBC Asian Junior Champion John Vincent Pangga. Sabyrkhan’s compatriot Talgat Syrymbetov also won his semi-final in the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament.
Dmitriy Zakharov won the All Russian Nikiforov & Denisov U17 National Cup last November and he is in strong position to represent his country at the welterweight (69kg) in the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships which will be held in September. The 17-year-old Russian had to do his very best against Kazakhstan’s Azamat Bektas in the semi-finals but finally his hand was raised after the last gong. Zakharov advanced to the final and his last opponent will be another Kazakh talent Margulan Aidaruly who eliminated Uzbekistan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Nurislom Ismoilov.
Russia’s Dzhambulat Bizhamov won the gold medals in the Budapest 2018 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships and also in the last edition of the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships. The strong Russian moved up to the middleweight (75kg) and used his experiences to keep the perfect fighting distance against Armenia’s Rafayel Hovhannisyan. Bizhamov needs to do his very best in his upcoming final against Kazakhstan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Yerassyl Zhakpekov who bowed out Uzbekistan’s Sukhrobjon Kaimov.
Kazakhstan’s Sagyndyk Togambay was ASBC Asian Youth Champion, ASBC Asian Junior Champion in the recent one and half year and claimed silver in the Budapest AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships. The Kazakh bomber is the toughest youth heavyweight (91kg) boxer in the whole world and he proved his strength once again. Russia’s Dmitriy Zakharev is a technician boxer but he did not have realistic chance to beat Togambay in the semi-final of the category. The 17-year-old Kazakh star will be meeting for the title of the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament with Russia’s Daniil Bridov.
Russia’s Aleksey Dronov won the big three in 2018: the Youth Olympic Games, the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships and the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships. The 17-year-old Russian super heavyweight (+91kg) boxer defeated Kyrgyzstan’s strong Akhmed Usupov in the Budapest AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships last August which was a narrow fight. Dronov had to meet with his Kyrgyz rival once again and on their re-match he was even better and advanced to the final of the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament.