The first 12 medallists are revealed in the EUBC European Union Boxing Championships where England remained unbeaten

13 November 2018 News

The first part of the quarter-finals was held in the fifth competition day of the EUBC European Union Boxing Championships in Valladolid, Spain where twelve important contests were in the official program today. The winners of these 12 contests are guaranteed medallists now in the competition and remained their chance also alive to win the gold medals.

Altogether 124 boxers are attending for the medals in Valladolid which is the capital of the Castile and Leon community. The lightweight (60kg), the light welterweight (64kg) and the welterweight (69kg) boxers were in action in the fifth competition day of the EUBC European Union Boxing Championships in Valladolid.

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 Sofiane Oumiha is the defending AIBA World Champion at the lightweight (60kg) but he did not have an easy job against Georgia’s EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Otar Eranosyan in their quarter-final bout. The French boxer used his long distance tactic and felt the best counter-attacking moments well in their contest and secured at least a bronze medal in Valladolid.

The French boxer’s main rival could be England’s Calum French at the lightweight (60kg) who also impressed in the fifth competition day. The WSB boxer was excellent in the attacks and worked better in close and long ranges against Belgium’s Antonio D’Urbano in Valladolid. The 23-year-old English talent, who won the most difficult European AOB tournaments in 2017, will be meeting with Italy’s Francesco Maietta in the semi-finals who eliminated Finland’s Arslan Khataev.

Denmark’s Frederik Lundgaard Jensen moved up two weight classes since his appearance in the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships but he is enough tall to keep his opponents long at the light welterweight (64kg) as well. The 23-year-old Danish No.1 won the Boxam Tournament on May and returned to Spain successfully with his clear success over the host nation’s Adrian Thiam. His next rival will be Italy’s Paolo Di Lernia who defeated France’s National Champion Lounes Hamraoui.

England’s next sensation on Day5 after Calum French was EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Luke McCormack who eliminated a technician rival in Valladolid. The 23-year-old English boxer, who has been attending in the international events since 2011, attacked efficiently against Georgia’s EUBC European U22 Champion Lasha Guruli which means McCormack can meet with Moldova’s experienced Dmitri Galagot.

Luke’s twin brother Pat is one of the highest rated English boxers in our present days who continued his winning path in the quarter-finals of the welterweight (69kg). The Rio 2016 Olympian Pat McCormack used up his experiences to beat Georgia’s EUBC European U22 Champion Eskerkhan Madiev in Valladolid. England’s flag bearer will be boxing for the final of the category with Ireland’s Kieran Molloy who eliminated Italy’s Youth Olympic Games winner Vincenzo Arecchia.

Spain’s first guaranteed medallist in the EUBC European Union Boxing Championships is Rio 2016 Olympian Youba Ndiaye Sissokho who produced a successful comeback to the world of boxing. The 27-year-old welterweight (69kg) boxer was confident and felt the tempo against Moldova’s London 2012 Olympian veteran Vasilii Belous. The Spanish boxer will be facing in the next stage with Poland’s newcomer Filip Wachala who eliminated Austria’s Marcel Rumpler.

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