The Czech Polednikova sisters impressed in the second day of the Silesian Women’s Boxing Tournament

12 September 2018 News

The Silesian Open Women’s Boxing Tournament continued with a longer program and altogether 35 bouts were held in the second competition day in Gliwice. The Czech Polednikova sisters are still in the youth level but their energetic style impressed in the event on Day2 when both of them defeated their rivals by RSC.

The female elite, youth and junior boxers can attend in the 13th edition of the Silesian Women’s Boxing Tournament. The junior hopes also started their campaigns in Gliwice, the youth boxers fought in three categories while the elite athletes in seven different weight classes on Day2.

Boxers from the youngest age group are preparing to the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships which will be held in Anapa, Russia next month. The elite female boxers are also focusing to a big target to the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships which will be taking place in November.

Four contests were held at the junior light bantamweight (52kg) on Day2 and the winners of these matches were Poland’s Karolina Ampulska, India’s Sandeep Kaur, Czech Republic’s Veronika Zajicova and Poland’s Izabela Rozkoszek. The 15-year-old Czech boxer eliminated Poland’s Zuzanna Burczyk which was her first international success.

The Polednikova sisters are member of the Czech youth national team who impressed in the second competition day in Gliwice. Firstly Klara stopped Poland’s Wiktoria Gburczyk at the featherweight (57kg) and following that RSC success her sister Natalie repeated that performance. Natalie Polednikova, who attended at the Budapest 2018 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships, also won her bout at the light welterweight (64kg) by RSC in the second round defeating Poland’s Joanna Tyras.

Ukraine’s Ivanna Krupenia is an experienced national team member boxer who returned to the world of boxing after a short break. The Ukrainian bantamweight (54kg) boxer had difficulties in the first round against France’s Caroline Cruvellier but she stepped into the gas from the second. Her tactical change meant that Krupenia was able to beat her younger French rival by split decision.

Serbia’s Andjela Brankovic attended in the EUBC European Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships in Sofia and also in the EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships in Targu Jiu this year. The 19-year-old Serbian controlled her rounds against Czech Republic’s newcomer Nikola Spacilova and advanced to the next stage of the women’s elite featherweight (57kg) in Gliwice.

In the women’s elite featherweight (57kg) Russia’s 19-year-old Ludmilla Vorontsova eliminated Sweden’s experienced Helena Envall before Poland’s AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships silver medallist Sandra Kruk also impressed the crowd with her energetic style against a local opponent Kinga Szlachcic.

Sweden’s AIBA Women’s Youth World Champion Agnes Alexiusson had a serious injury in the recent one year but she recovered and returned in the Silesian Women’s Open Tournament. She walked over to the next stage due her rival Poland’s Maria Jackowska was unable to box against her in Gliwice.

Poland’s Natalia Barbusinska claimed silver medal in the 2017 EUBC European Confederation Women’s Youth Boxing Championships and bronze in the 2018 EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships. In spite of her medals the 19-year-old prospect was not the favourite against India’s Pwilao Basumatary but the Polish teenager exceeded the expectations with her strong performance.

Darima Sandakova is the new Russian middleweight (75kg) National Champion who lost to only Netherlands’ superstar in the EUBC European Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships this June. The Russian hope started strongly in the Silesian Women’s Open Tournament and defeated Canada’s Natalie Fagan in her debuting contest. Ukraine’s Mariya Borutsa also impressed on Day2 and eliminated India’s AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships silver medallist Saweety Boora.



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