The quarter-finalists remained in actions at the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships24 October 2017
The preliminary stage of the 27th edition of the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships finished in Antalya, Turkey. The winners of today’s contests advanced to the quarter-finals of the continental event.
The city of Antalya hosted the 2011 edition of the AIBA Women’s Youth & Junior Boxing Championships. After six years of break top level of boxing returned to the city of Antalya which is located off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
In the opening bout of the third competition day in the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships Czech Republic’s Miroslav Gorol continued his winning path. The 18-year Czech talent, who claimed silver medal in the 2015 EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships, eliminated Italy’s Daniele Oggiano as first and he was too strong for Scotland’s John Casey in his second appearance in Antalya. The Scottish ringside abandoned their contest therefore Gorol advanced to the quarter-finals of the bantamweight (56kg) in the continental event.
Israel’s David Kharmats was amazing in the preparation events before the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships and defeated the key boxers of the bantamweight (56kg). The 17-year-old Israeli talent controlled his fight against Finland’s Masi Jurvanen and made a tactical triumph on Day3. Kharmats will be meeting with Belarus’ Aliaksandr Radzionau in the quarter-final in Antalya.
Scotland’s 18-year-old Tyler Jolly competed in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships successfully one year ago and he eliminated a top opponent, Israel’s Ahmad Shtiwi in the first competition day in Antalya. Jolly tried to use his longer hands against Moldova’s EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist Constantin Ursu but his rival moved closer to him successfully. The 17-year-old Moldovan light welterweight (64kg) boxer delivered strong performance in Antalya and he needs only one further step to get a medal in the youth age group.
Turkey’s defending AIBA Youth World Champion Tugrulhan Erdemir is the No.1 in the light welterweight (64kg) who is the best hope for a title among the host nation’s squad. The 18-year-old boxer, who is unbeaten this year, eliminated a top rival Azerbaijan’s EUBC European Junior Champion Bakhtiyar Gazibayov as first and continued his winning path against Czech Republic’s Petr Novak.
Hungary’s Robert Cservenka moved up to the middleweight (75kg) only in the recent two months and following his youth national title he felt himself comfortably in the preliminary rounds of the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships. The 18-year-old Hungarian, who trains in the city of Pecs, was too strong for Lithuania’s Lukas Petrauskas as first and controlled his second bout against Turkey’s Bulut Can Sahin on Day3.
Russia’s defending Youth National Champion at the light heavyweight (81kg) achieved silver medal in his last preparation event at the Boxam Youth Tournament in Spain just before the start of the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships. The 17-year-old Russian dominated his debuting contest against Latvia’s Edmunds Lindermanis and finally his power delivered for him a classical KO triumph in Antalya.
Azerbaijan’s AIBA Junior World Champion Mahammad Abdullayev won all of his contests in 2017 and he was able to keep the level in the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships. The 18-year-old Azeri super heavyweight (+91kg) boxer led 20:18 in all scorecards after the second round against Latvia’s Milans Volkovs. Abdullayev launched serious punches in the third and the referee confirmed his RSC success.
Greece’s Vagkan Nanitzanian won three international youth tournaments this year therefore the 18-year-old super heavyweight (+91kg) boxer is a secret favourite in Antalya. The Greek boxer, who has got Armenian roots, began his road to the medals with top performance against Poland’s Oskar Safaryan. Nanitzanian won all of the rounds and secured his place in the last eight in Antalya.