Slovakia’s Andrej Csemez advanced to the semi-finals at the EUBC European Union Boxing Championships

15 November 2018 News

The last part of the quarter-finals was held in the seventh competition day of the EUBC European Union Boxing Championships in Valladolid, Spain where further fifteen contests were in the official program today. Slovakia’s 20-year-old Andrej Csemez used his technician style in the quarter-final of the middleweight (75kg) and he is now a guaranteed medallist.

Altogether 124 boxers are attending for the medals in Valladolid which is the capital of the Castile and Leon community. The light flyweight (49kg), the flyweight (52kg), the bantamweight (56kg) and the middleweight (75kg) boxers were in action in the seventh competition day of the EUBC European Union Boxing Championships in Valladolid.

The EUBC European Union Boxing Championships is the main competition for the men’s elite boxers in 2018 and the continent’s top boxers are attending in the event. The first edition of the EUBC European Union Boxing Championships was held in Strasbourg, France in 2003 and after the last Sofia event Spain’s Valladolid is the host.

Georgia’s Sakhil Allakhverdovi was EUBC European Youth Champion in 2017 and he claimed silver quickly in the U22 level in Targu Jiu this March. The 19-year-old Georgian was quicker than his quarter-final opponent France’s Mohamed Radji Rakyb and secured his place in the last four of the light flyweight (49kg).

Spain’s WSB boxer Martin Molina replaced their Rio 2016 Olympic Games quarter-finalist Samuel Carmona and tried to keep his focus until the end of the final gong on home soil. The Spanish light flyweight (49kg) boxer was too experienced and smart for Germany’s Christopher Goman in the seventh competition day which means Molina will be facing in the semi-finals with Italy’s Federico Serra who eliminated Scotland’s Aqeel Ahmed.

England’s William Cawley joined to the national elite team in the recent one and half year and the 21-year-old talent attended in top AOB and WSB events to raise his experiences. The English flyweight (52kg) boxer was quick and he used his energetic style to beat Romania’s AIBA Junior World Champion Cosmin Girleanu in Valladolid. Cawley will be facing for the final with Bulgaria’s Tinko Banabakov who defeated Germany’s Tarik Ibrahim in the quarter-finals.

Spain’s two-time EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships silver medallist and Mediterranean Games winner Gabriel Escobar is the best hope for the host nation to get a gold medal in Valladolid. The 22-year-old flyweight (52kg) boxer used his unpredictable movements on Day7 against a strong future hope France’s Billal Bennama and he had to do his very best on home soil. Bennama tried to keep Escobar long but the Spanish has done enough to join to the last four.

France’s next tough boxer Jordan Rodriguez also developed step by step in the recent four years as Bennama but he was able to get a medal in Valladolid following his performance in the seventh competition day. The 22-year-old French felt the rhythm well and followed his tactic well against Italy’s EUBC European Youth Champion Raffaele Di Serio in their quarter-finals at the bantamweight (56kg). Rodriguez will be meeting in a top semi-final with England’s EUBC European Champion Peter McGrail who eliminated the host nation’s pride Jose Quiles today.

Italy’s EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships bronze medallist Salvatore Cavallaro is not the tallest boxer at the middleweight (75kg) but his style was uncomfortable for Slovenia’s No.1 Aljaz Venko in Valladolid. The final verdict was unanimous decision to Cavallaro whose attacking tactic paid off in the quarter-finals. The 23-year-old Italian, who claimed his first international medal as a junior in 2011, will now meet with England’s Carl Fail in the last four.

Slovakia’s Andrej Csemez impressed as a youth boxer and he qualified for the Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships at the age of 19. The Slovakian middleweight (75kg) boxer knew his French rival Bamba Bengoro well enough and his longer hands decided their contest which was the last in line at the quarter-finals. Csemez will be fighting for the final with Moldova’s Victor Carapcevschii who eliminated Belgium’s last hope Lancelot Proton de la Chappelle.

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