Strong schoolgirls as Ciubova and Devenyi amazed in Tbilisi on Day3

08 August 2019 News

Altogether 49 bouts were held at the third competition day of the EUBC European Schoolgirls and Schoolboys Boxing Championships Georgia’s capital in Tbilisi. The schoolgirls delighted the day with their performance in Tbilisi where Moldova’s Irina Ciubova and Hungary’s Izabel Devenyi both impressed at the 54kg weight class.

Altogether 30 nations are attending in the EUBC European Schoolgirls and Schoolboys Boxing Championships and several of these young talents have already international experiences. Boxers who were born in 2005 and in 2006 are eligible to attend in the event where 13 girls and 20 boys will be crowned among the participating 78 schoolgirls and 238 schoolboys.

The following 30 nations are taking part in the EUBC European Schoolgirls and Schoolboys Boxing Championships: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Finland, host Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Bout of the day

Moldova’s women’s boxing life is in developing stage and their girls reached some excellent results this year. Their schoolgirl Irina Ciubova increased her experiences in smaller events in Ukraine which competitions paid off in the third competition day of the EUBC European Schoolgirl Boxing Championships. The Moldovan welterweight (54kg) boxer started better than Italy’s high hope Elektra Cartacci and landed effective punches. The Italian girls are all favourites in their categories but Moldova’s new sensation was able to beat her in a spectacular fight.

Surprise of the day

The Georgian team was excellent in the opening two competition days and their boxers continued those successful campaigns on Day3 as well. Their favourite at the semi-middleweight (68kg) Mamia Oboladze was not able to deliver his best shape and how he performed in their Schoolboys National Championships. The Georgian gold medal contender suffered a loss to Ukraine’s Vladyslav Palyvoda who had the strong tactic against him in this key contest.

The Round-Up

The strong Irish girls arrived to the venue of the EUBC European Schoolgirls Boxing Championships with high confidence and following several national events as experienced boxers. Their Esther Lambe worked well and eliminated Italy’s Busa Miria Rossetti at the girl bantamweight (44kg) in Tbilisi. Her teammate, the powerful Irving Carleigh continued Ireland’s strong successes on Day3 and bowed out Turkey’s Ozkan Pinar at the girl light featherweight (46kg).

Hungary’s Izabel Devenyi won the Nations Women’s Cup in Serbia this January which was her career highlight. During that event she defeated Europe’s best boxers therefore she arrived to Tbilisi as gold medal contender. The Hungarian had the strong fighting spirit and ruled the middle of the ring against Ireland’s Niamh Keogh at the welterweight (54kg) which meant she remained her chances alive to win the title in Georgia’s capital.

Another Hungarian girl in the continental event, Nora Komjathi was impressed also in the third competition day and used the best fighting range against Ukraine’s Kateryna Lashchenko at the middleweight (60kg). In the same category Italy’s favourite Valentina Marra was too strong for Azerbaijan’s Emili Rzayeva and also advanced to the next stage of the EUBC European Schoolgirls Boxing Championships.

Georgia’s Demur Kajaia was the first local boxer who won contest in the continental event on Day1 but following that success he had to show even more from his boxing skills to beat Ireland’s Lee McEvoy at the semi-featherweight (52kg). Another excellent Georgian success was delivered by Tariel Sharikadze who was too strong for Romania’s George Alexandru Iliescu at the super heavyweight (105kg).

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