The first Brasov Junior & Youth Open started with more than 20 countries on the board24 February 2022
The first Brasov Junior & Youth Open started with more than 20 countries on the board
The first edition of the Brasov Youth & Junior Open started with 25 bouts in Romania which is a new international event but more than 20 countries are on the board. Belgium’s Lorenzo Camposeo won a key contest in the opening day of boxing but Romania, Hungary, Israel, Sweden and the United States also won bouts.
More than 20 countries are attending in the first Brasov Junior & Youth Open from four Confederations, including non-European teams as United States, Egypt and Bahrain. The number of the participating boxers is 220 in the Brasov Open which is preparation event before the main championships.
The venue of the new international competition will be the Polivalenta Hall in Brasov where boxers from the 2004-2005 age groups can attend in the youth age group, while the younger talents who were born in 2006 and in 2007, can compete in the junior competition.
The safety of all participants, the continuous medical checks, the social distancing, the hygienic preparations, wearing masks, the vaccines check and all of the health controls are the responsibility of the local organizers in Romania avoid any new Covid-19 cases during the first edition of the 2022 Brasov Junior & Youth Cup.
The bout of the day
Belgium’s Lorenzo Camposeo attended at the 2021 EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia and he is still in the junior age group this year. The talented Belgian lightweight (60kg) boxer faced with Hungary’s Andras Majlath who won their Schoolboys National Championships in 2021 and new among the juniors. The Hungarian was competitive for the more experienced Belgian and had some nice and effective shots in the first round. Camposeo responded with the perfect strategy and his stamina was enough to win their junior contest in Brasov.
Romania’s Vlad Constantin Schiopu came from a boxing family and proved his very best in his debuting contest at the Brasov Open. The bantamweight (54kg) boxer was too strong for Hungary’s Janos Popa and he realized all of his advantages in the first exchanges. Schiopu had massive attacks in the first round and the referee stopped their unequal contest confirming the Romanian boxer’s RSC success.
Hungary’s Dominik Enekes progressed rapidly in the recent one year and his motivation in the training sessions caused developments in all aspects of boxing. Enekes had quicker actions than Bulgaria’s Dino Toniev and eliminated his experienced opponent at the youth featherweight (57kg). His teammate, EUBC European Junior Champion Levente Olah found his best rhythm in the second round against Israel’s Khaled Badir and the referee stopped their bout in that period immediately.
Sweden’s Nick Zulawinski achieved medals in the international junior tournaments in 2021 and joined to the youth age group this January. The 16-year-old Swedish had a tough opponent as first at the youth lightweight (60kg), Egypt’s Ahmed Mohamed Hekal who has strong family roots to boxing. The Swedish talent was able to keep the same level until the last gong and his impressive performance caused a narrow success for him.
Israel’s Mohammad Issa joined to the youth age group following his junior national titles and he moved up to the welterweight (67kg) in the recent weeks. He achieved only bronze medal in the 2022 Israeli Youth National Championships but he received the right to attend at the Brasov Open. Issa was highly motivated against Egypt’s Salah Hassab El-Nabi and he used his reach well to win their tough contest in Brasov.