Slovakian and Albanian finalists in the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships

24 April 2018 News

The amazing semi-finals were held with close bouts in the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Roseto degli Abruzzi where the winners in the relevant weight classes remained their chance alive to qualify for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Slovakia’s Jessica Triebelova continued her amazing winning path but the main sensation was done by Albania’s Elsidita Selaj today.

Altogether 40 semi-final bouts have been held in the sixth competition day in Roseto degli Abruzzi. The competition is the first ever EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships for both genders. The number of the youthwomen and men boxers is 334 from 40 countries in Roseto degli Abruzzi.

Ksenia Beschastnova moved down to the light flyweight (48kg) in the recent months and she won the Russian Youth National Championships a few weeks ago. The Russian talent had a difficult rival in the semi-final and she had to do her very best against Bulgaria’s EUBC European Women’s Junior Champion Melek Zakifova in Roseto degli Abruzzi. The final verdict was split decision to the Russian boxer who needs only one further step to win her new weight class.

Ireland’s Daina Moorehouse claimed gold medal in the last edition of the EUBC European Confederation Women’s Junior Boxing Championships and proved top performance also in the Golden Girl Youth Box Cup. Ireland’s youth talent moved ahead in the semi-final of the light flyweight (48kg) when she met with Germany’s Maxi Kloetzer and took the lead after the first round. Moorehouse pressurized her German opponent and reduced the fighting distance successfully and can prepares to her next EUBC final.

Bulgaria’s Goryana Stoeva claimed gold medal in the last edition of the EUBC European Confederation Women’s Youth Boxing Championships in Sofia and arrived to Roseto degli Abruzzi to defend her throne. The Bulgarian flyweight (51kg) boxer had a narrow triumph over Hungary’s Hanna Lakotar but following that contest she was able to eliminate Germany’s Cathy Jean Satorius with better performance. Stoeva remained her gold medal chance alive and will be meeting with Italy’s EUBC European Women’s Junior Champion Martina La Piana in the final.

Italy’s EUBC European Women’s Junior Champion Martina La Piana was the main favourite of the women’s flyweight (51kg) who had a hard road to the finals in Roseto degli Abruzzi. The 17-year-old Italian eliminated England’s tough Simran Kaur in the quarter-final and met with Russia’s Liubov Sharapova in the last four. The younger Italian was patient in the first round and used her own rhythm to keep the control against such a strong rival as the Russian. The final verdict was unanimous decision which means La Piana will be meeting with Bulgaria’s titleholder Goryana Stoeva for the gold medal.

Italy’s Balkan Women’s Youth Tournament silver medallist Biancamaria Tessari eliminated Ukraine’s EUBC European Confederation Women’s Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Anastasia Lisinska and Hungary’s Emilia Kondakor during her road to the semi-finals. The 18-year-old Italian looked fresh and her dynamism was enough to beat Bulgaria’s Elina Georgieva in the last four. Her final opponent will be Turkey’s Aycan Guldagi who was too strong for Poland’s Beata Kaluza.

Slovakia’s two-time EUBC European Women’s Junior Champion Jessica Triebelova won all of her international events in the recent one and half year. She is one of the most experienced European women’s youth boxers who had more than 80 contests during her previous career. The 17-year-old Slovakian featherweight (57kg) boxer controlled the opening two rounds against Germany’s Sophie Alisch and reduced her rhythm in the third to save power for her upcoming final in Roseto degli Abruzzi.

England’s two-time EUBC European Women’s Junior Champion Caroline Dubois joined to the youth age group only in January but she was names as the main favourite of the lightweight (60kg). England’s best woman youth boxer eliminated Finland’s EUBC European Confederation Women’s Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist Vilma Viitanen, Czech Republic’s Natalie Polednikova andGermany’s Stefanie Von Berge during her road to the finals. The 17-year-old English talent will be meeting for the title and quota with Russia’s Nune Asatrian who had a difficult bout against Hungary’s Luca Hamori.

Russia’s EUBC European Junior Champion Angelina Kabakova had several international bouts in the recent 16 months when she competed in the youth level. The Russian welterweight (69kg) boxer used up all of her experiences to beat Turkey’s Arga Gulcan and advanced to her next EUBC final in Roseto degli Abruzzi. The 18-year-old Russian will be meeting with Poland’s Patrycja Borys in the final of the event tomorrow.

Albania’s Elsidita Selaj competed at the heavyweight (+81kg) in 2017 but she moved down two categories to remain her chance alive to qualify for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. The 18-year-old Albanian middleweight (75kg) boxer exceeded all of the previous expectations and defeated Ireland’s strong Lauren Kelly in the semi-final of the competition. Her triumph means Selaj will be fighting for the title of the competition with Russia’s AIBA Women’s Youth World Champion Anastasia Shamonova.

Russia’s women’s youth No.1 Anastasia Shamonova won all of her big events in the recent three years and arrived to Roseto degli Abruzzi as a top favourite of the middleweight (75kg). The defending AIBA Women’s Youth World Champion and EUBC European Women’s Youth Champion had to increase her tempo after the first round against France’s Talya Brillaux to beat her rival in Roseto degli Abruzzi. The Russian star will be facing with Albania’s new sensation Elsidita Selaj in the final of the championship.

Ukraine’s Karolina Makhno claimed silver medals in the recent EUBC European Women’s Youth and Junior Boxing Championships therefore she decided to move up to the light heavyweight (81kg) to keep her golden chances alive. The strong Ukrainian, who started her career very early, dominated her semi-final against Turkey’s Sagit Elanur and she needs only one further step to be crowned but her next rival will be Russia’s AIBA Women’s Youth World Championships silver medallist Anastasia Rybak.

Ukraine’s Maria Lovchinska competed in several international events but this time she was the favourite against Turkey’s Sueda Sahin in their heavyweight (+81kg) semi-final. The Ukrainian talent launched strong punches in the first round and took the control of their contest quickly. The 18-year-old Ukrainian was stronger and quicker than her Turkish rival and will be facing with Belarus’ Maria Dzianisava in the final of the event.

Dmitriy Batyay robbed to Russia’s boxing life only in the recent half year with superb results but he won their Youth National Championships with high confidence. The Russian light flyweight (49kg) boxer was slightly better than Azerbaijan’s Agalarov Youth Memorial Tournament winner Maksud Khasmetov in a top quarter-final contest and he needed to do his very best to eliminate Italy’s Massimo Spada in their semi-final. The Russian talent will be meeting with Hungary’s EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Attila Bernath in the final.

Hungary’s Attila Bernath advanced to the final of the last edition of the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships and claimed silver medal. The 18-year-old Hungarian light flyweight (49kg) boxer eliminated Georgia’s Luka Kublashvili and Poland’s Pawel Brach before meeting with Ireland’s Jude Gallagher in the last four. The Hungarian talent launched high number of shots and used his speed to eliminate his Irish rival in Roseto degli Abruzzi where his final opponent will be Russia’s Dmitriy Batyay.

England’s Commonwealth Youth Games winner and EUBC European Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Ivan Hope Price is in a different level than his rivals at the men’s flyweight (52kg) who was confident once again in the qualification event. England’s pride was confident, he knew he is better than France’s Ibrahim Boukedim and has done an amazing job in the semi-final. For the title he will be meeting with Ireland’s Dean Patrick Clancy who eliminated Ukraine’s EUBC European Junior Champion Yuriy Tomyuk.

Ukraine’s EUBC European Youth Champion Maksym Halinichev is on the best way to defend his title in the competition. Halinichev, who moved up to the bantamweight (56kg) since the last edition, opened his semi-final with quick combinations against Albania’s Muhamet Qamili who lives and trains in Italy. The 18-year-old Ukrainian was too smart and experienced for the Albanian therefore Halinichev can fight against Italy’s Daniele Oggiano in the final of the championship tomorrow.

Ukraine’s Taras Bondarchuk was silver medallist in the last edition of the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships and remained his chance alive to win the lightweight (60kg) in Roseto degli Abruzzi. Following his teammate Halinichev, Bondarchuk was able to win his semi-final as next Ukrainian boxer in the event. His opponent was Belarus’ Aliaksandr Radzionau who was competitive for him in the first two rounds. Bondarchuk’s triumph means he can box for the title with Azerbaijan’s Nurlan Safarov who is unbeaten this year.

Russia’s AIBA Junior World Champion Ilia Popov was involved to the national team in 2014 when he was in the schoolboys level. The experienced Russian boxer had a few tough contests in the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships but might be his semi-final was his easiest job in Roseto degli Abruzzi. His opponent Moldova’s Constantin Ursu was not able to find Popov’s weak points therefore the Russian can prepares to his final against England’s new flag bearer Hassan Azim.

Azerbaijan’s Nijat Hasanov was silver medallist in the 2016 Heydar Aliyev Junior Cup but since then he could take good results only in the national level. Azerbaijan’s welterweight (69kg) boxer arrived to Roseto degli Abruzzi in amazing form which he proved against Scotland’s EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist Samuel Hickey. Hasanov was enough fresh in the final round to keep his triumph and he will be boxing for the title with Russia’s Dzhambulat Bizhamov.

Italy’s super talented Naichel Millas was bronze medallist in the Kaposvar 2016 EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships when he was spending his first year among the junior boxers. The 17-year-old Italian middleweight (75kg) boxer eliminated Slovakia’s Lukas Ferneza, Belarus’ Vadzim Andreyeu and he was also too smart for England’s Conner Tudsbury in the semi-final. His triumph means the dream final realized and Millas will be meeting with Russia’s EUBC European Youth Champion Daniil Teterev for the title and for the quota to the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

Russia’s newly crowned Youth National Champion Igor Fedorov delivered excellent performance in the preparation events for the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships. The 18-year-old heavyweight (91kg) had such a close victory over Austria’s Ahmed Hagag in the first preliminary round but since then he has done even better and better performance. Fedorov launched effective jabs against France’s Wilfried Florentin in the semi-final and he is near to get a gold medal.

Russia’s defending EUBC European Junior Champion and Youth National Champion Aleksei Dronov arrived to Roseto degli Abruzzi as a gold medal contender of the super heavyweight (+91kg). The 17-year-old Russian was confident during his road to the semi-finals where he had to meet with his main rival Croatia’s EUBC European Junior Champion Josip Biletic. The younger Russian talent launched more punches today and has got amazing chance to win the whole weight class after his today’s performance.

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