The top German ladies advanced to the finals of the Brandenburg Youth Cup06 July 2019
The twenty-eight top quality semi-finals were held in the third competition day at the 24thedition of the Brandenburg Youth Cup in Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany. The winners are advanced to the finals of the youth competition and only the best 28 boxers remained in actions. The best German female boxers as Cathy Satorius, Ilona Sarembo and Stefanie Von Berge all advanced to the finals on Day3.
The event is one of the main preparation events before the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships which will be held in Sofia this September. The following 19 nations are taking part in the Brandenburg Youth Cup this week: Argentina, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and Wales.
The bout of the day
Russia’s EUBC European Schoolboys Champion and EUBC European Junior Championships bronze medallist Nikolai Medinskiy is their best flyweight (52kg) hope in 2019. The Russian has got international experiences since 2015 and following his KO success over Poland’s Pawel Brach and scoring triumph over Denmark’s Daniel Malik, he had to face with France’s Ibrahim Boukedim. The French boxer was bronze medallist in the 2018 EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships therefore their fight was one of the highest levels in the semi-finals. The Russian was slightly better in their exchanges and remained his chance alive to win the title of the Brandenburg Youth Cup. Their possible re-match could be at the upcoming EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Sofia this September.
Surprise of the day
Germany’s Rasul Hamad achieved medals as a junior boxer but as a youth he was not able to repeat those performances yet. The German bantamweight (56kg) boxer eliminated Wales’ strong Billy Unsworth in the quarter-finals on Day2 but he has done an even bigger surprise in the last four. Hamad mobilized all of his energies to beat Russia’s EUBC European Junior Champion Khunkerkhan Tiulemeshev causing the main surprise of the third competition day. The German boxer will be meeting with Kazakhstan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Biybars Zheksen in the final.
Netherlands’ Juna Schop attended in the 2018 EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships and since then she raised her experiences in smaller international tournaments. The 18-year-old Dutch flyweight (51kg) boxer was enough skilled to control her semi-final against Germany’s Melissa Rempel. Schop’s tactical repertoire decided their contest which means the tall Dutch will be meeting for the title with France’s Jeyssa Marcel who bowed out Kazakhstan’s Moldir Toikova.
Germany’s Cathy Satorius joined to the national team in the beginning of 2018 and qualified also for the Budapest 2018 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships. The 18-year-old German eliminated Norway’s experienced Annabelle Bruun on Day2 and continued her winning series in the semi-finals against Greece’s Rafaela Arampatzi. Satorius will be meeting for the gold with her main national rival Lina Nashwan who thrashed France’s Bornemissza Memorial Tournament winner Salma Friga.
Germany’s Ilona Sarembo was gold medallist in the 2018 EUBC European Confederation Women’s Junior Boxing Championships and joined to the youth boxers this January. The 17-year-old German lightweight (60kg) boxer had a tough rival in the semi-final but she used her longer hands to keep the best fighting range against Kazakhstan’s Mariya Gladkova. The Central Asian boxer claimed also medals from strong international events but the German talent won their fight by unanimous decision.
Germany’s Stefanie Von Berge earned bronze at the lightweight (60kg) in the 2018 EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships and since that continental event she moved up to the light welterweight (64kg). Von Berge has the height advantage against most of her opponents and she used her distance well in the semi-final of the Brandenburg Youth Cup. The German hope eliminated Kazakhstan’s Ulzhanay Mamutova and will be meeting in the final with her compatriot Felicitas Ganglbauer.
Among Denmark’s strong youth team Sebastian Terteryan, who moved up one category in the recent months, impressed once again and defeated a favourite Ukraine’s Yuriy Zakhareyev in the semi-finals of the welterweight (69kg). The Danish boxer will be meeting for the title of the Brandenburg Youth Cup with Germany’s Gianni Dedic who had to do his very best to beat Kyrgyzstan’s ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Nuradin Rustambek Uulu.