The European boxers dominated the middleweight (75kg) in the FISU University World Boxing Championships on Day304 September 2018
The third competition day was held in the FISU University World Boxing Championships in Elista where 21 bouts were on the official program. The European boxers dominated the men’s middleweight (75kg) on Day3 all of the remained four athletes in the semi-final are from our continent.
Elista is located in the Southern part of the Russian Federation, it is the capital city of the Republic of Kalmykia. The FISU University World Boxing Championships holds every two years, the last edition was hosted by the city of Chiang Mai in Thailand. In the new edition 110 women and men boxers are fighting for the 13 gold medals of the FISU University World Boxing Championships.
Belarus’ Rio 2016 Olympian Dzmitry Asanau is a well experienced boxer who has been competing in the international stages since 2010 in spite of the fact he turned to 22 only this year. The defending EUBC European U22 Champion, who moved up to the lightweight (60kg) only this year, controlled all of the rounds against Moldova’s Mihail Cvasiuc using his world class footwork and counter-attacks to win their match.
Russia’s EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Gabil Mamedov has got also strong experienced in the international level since 2011. The Russian lightweight (60kg) boxer could be Asanau’s main opponent in Elista and he has done his next successful step in the FISU University World Boxing Championships where he was too strong for Japan’s newcomer Junya Shimada.
Poland’s 20-year-old Filip Wachala eliminated Kyrgyzstan’s Taalaybek Aitbek Uulu in the last 16 and he continued his winning path against Japan’s Nobuhiro Hiranaka in the quarter-final of the welterweight (69kg). His teammate Rafal Perczynski also defeated an Asian opponent but he had more hard work against Chinese Taipei’s Lee Sheng Ta winning that middleweight (75kg) bout by split decision.
The quarter-final of the middleweight (75kg) delivered European dominancy all of the four remained boxers are from our continent. Belarus’ EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships silver medallist Viktar Dziashkevich used his height advantage and kept the best fighting range against Spain’s Miguel Cuadrado before Russia’s Vadim Tukov was eliminated France’s National Champion Bamba Bengoro.
Lithuania’s EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Vytautas Balsys is one of the best hopes of the Baltic country who advanced to the semi-final of the middleweight (75kg) with good performance. The 20-year-old Lithuanian did enough against Kyrgyzstan’s former AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Adilet Batyraliev to secure his place in the last four.
Hungary’s former EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Adam Hamori qualified for the Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships and he is now ready to do big things also in the FISU University World Boxing Championships. The 23-year-old Hungarian heavyweight (91kg) boxer controlled his bout against Germany’s Max Degenhardt and will be meeting for the final with Poland’s Michal Soczynski in Elista.
Armenia’s new sensation Henrik Sargsyan was bronze medallist in the 2013 EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships and he needed four years after that success to win his elite national title in the strong Caucasian country. The 23-year-old heavyweight (91kg) boxer, who claimed bronze in the Korotkov Memorial Tournament this May, eliminated Russia’s defending champion Anton Zaytsev in the last 16 and knocked out Chinese Taipei’s Chang Chi Jun in the quarter-finals.