Spain remained unbeaten after three days of competitions at the EUBC European Union Boxing Championships

12 November 2018 News

The third competition day was held in the EUBC European Union Boxing Championships in Valladolid, Spain where fourteen bouts were in the official program. Spain’s newcomer in the national team Adrian Thiam won his opening bout which means the host country remained unbeaten after three days of competitions.

Altogether 124 boxers are attending for the medals in Valladolid which is the capital of the Castile and Leon community. The lightweight (60kg) and the light welterweight (64kg) boxers were in action in the third day of the EUBC European Union Boxing Championships and the winners advanced to the last eight of the competition.

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.

France’s defending AIBA World Champion at the lightweight (60kg) Sofiane Oumiha is also attending in the EUBC European Union Boxing Championships where he is one of biggest names of the whole event. Oumiha used his counter-attacking tactic and kept the safest distance against Slovakia’s Viliam Tanko who moved up to the category only in the recent weeks. Oumiha controlled all of the rounds and after the last gong his hand was raised.

Georgia’s EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Otar Eranosyan is the most experienced in their young national team. The 25-year-old lightweight (60kg) boxer knew the best tactic against Bulgaria’s young WSB hope Kiril Rusinov and Eranosyan’s strategy paid off in Valladolid.

Belgium’s first success in the whole EUBC European Union Boxing Championships was taken by Antonio D’Urbano who defeated Croatia’s Marko Krizanovic in their lightweight (60kg) bout. In the same weight class Italy’s EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships bronze medallist Francesco Maietta returned with a top performance and eliminated Romania’s Vasile Suciu.

England’s boxing life was able to keep their top boxers after the Commonwealth Games in the national squad and their tall star Calum French was confident against Moldova’s EUBC European Youth Champion Dorin Bucsa. In the last lightweight (60kg) bout of Day3 Finland’s Arslan Khataev, who appeared in the international stage as junior in 2014, dominated his fight against Slovenia’s Tadej Cernoga with his tough jabs.

Spain’s two boxers such as Youba Ndiaye Sissokho and Steven Diego Sampo opened the campaign of the host nation with perfect performance on Day2. Their light welterweight (64kg) boxer Adrian Thiam is a newcomer in the national elite team but he was able to beat Germany’s Daniel Krotter in a hectic contest.

Denmark’s Frederik Lundgaard Jensen won the gold medal at the Boxam Tournament in Spain half year ago and returned to the country with top expectations. The 23-year-old Danish light welterweight (64kg) boxer used his longer reach in his contest against Slovakia’s Youth Olympian Michal Takacs and advanced to the quarter-finals.

Georgia’s reigning EUBC European U22 Champion Lasha Guruli is taller than most of his opponents at the light welterweight (64kg) which he used up well against Croatia’s Erik Pijetraj. The 22-year-old Georgian boxer dominated the first and second rounds which efforts were enough to eliminate his younger Croatian rival who attended in the previous EUBC events as well.

England’s EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Luke McCormack is a favourite at the light welterweight (64kg) which he proved on Day3. The WSB hero dominated the first round against Austria’s Daniel Janicijevic and took the lead 10:8 in each scorecard. The 23-year-old English light welterweight (64kg) star increased his tempo and the referee confirmed his RSC success in the second round.

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