Strong Russian opening in the 24th Brandenburg Youth Cup04 July 2019
The 24thedition of the Brandenburg Youth Cup started with three sessions and the opening day delivered great combats between the future hopes. Many of these youth boxers are already very experienced, claimed medals in several big events. The Russians were the best team in the first competition day winning their key contests in Germany.
Boxers who were born in 2001 or in 2002 are eligible to attend in the traditional Brandenburg Youth Cup in Frankfurt an der Oder. The event is one of the main preparation events before the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships which will be held in Sofia this September.
The following 19 nations are taking part in the Brandenburg Youth Cup this week: Argentina, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and Wales.
The bout of the day
Russia’s Ilia Bogatyrev was gold medallist in the 2015 EUBC European Schoolboys Boxing Championships and he won a title also in the 2017 EUBC European Junior Boxing Championships. The Russian boxer claimed silver in the last edition of the Brandenburg Youth Cup in Germany one year ago and arrived for a gold. The Russian light heavyweight (81kg) boxer met in the first round with Ukraine’s Volodymyr Kushnir who earned bronze in the 2017 EUBC European Junior Boxing Championships. The Russian boxer proved world class performance once again and eliminated the Ukrainian talent which bout could be a final in the upcoming EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships.
Surprise of the day
Slovenia’s Nejc Petric attended only one big international event before the Brandenburg Youth Cup but he exceeded the expectations in Frankfurt an der Oder. The Slovenian light welterweight (64kg) boxer met with a more experienced rival Poland’s Marcin Chudobinski and his aggressive style surprised his opponent. The Slovenian arrived to the German event to increase his number of international bouts but he started with a surprise triumph advancing to the last eight.
Russia’s EUBC European Schoolboys Champion Nikolai Medinskiy arrived to the venue of the Brandenburg Youth Cup to win the gold at the flyweight (52kg). The Russian talent joined to the youth age group half year ago but he felt himself comfortable in the ring and controlled the first two rounds against Poland’s Pawel Brach. Classical KO successes are very rare in the smallest weight categories but Medinskiy knocked out his Polish opponent in the third.
Russia’s EUBC European Junior Champion Khunkerkhan Tiulemeshev was also born in 2002 as Nikolai Medinskiy but he has all the experiences to beat all of his rivals in the Brandenburg Youth Cup. The 17-year-old Russian bantamweight (56kg) boxer was too strong for Spain’s newcomer Ismael El Brigui Gonzales and advanced to the next stage of the competition.
Sweden sent a small but very competitive team to the Brandenburg Youth Cup and their lightweight (60kg) youngster Kevin Scott started with a success against Argentina’s Josue Aguero who is member of the national team since 2016. His teammate, Sweden’s youth No.1 Hampus Broman also won his opening contest against Spain’s Rafael Acosta Heredia and advanced to the next round of the light welterweight (64kg).
Denmark has got strong youth team this year and their boxers won plenty of medals in the international preparation events. Their Nikolay Terteryan controlled his fight against France’s Chadi Baraia and has done a strong debut for Denmark. His twin brother EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Sebastian Terteryan moved up to the welterweight (69kg) but he felt himself comfortable and eliminated Romania’s Alexandru Badea on Day1.
Germany’s Delil Dadaev is one of the best hopes of the host country who was the favourite against Lithuania’s Lukas Kamnevas. The German middleweight (75kg) boxer spent only 122 seconds in the ring when the referee stopped the bout. Russia’s Stanislav Sotskov achieved good junior and youth results but he had to meet with a gold medal contender Wales’ Taylor Bevan at the middleweight (75kg). In another spectacular bout the Russian was slightly better and eliminated a favourite in Frankfurt an der Oder.