The US delegation dominated the junior male finals in the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament

15 June 2019 News

The eighteen junior finals were held in the fourth competition day at the 69th edition of the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament in Eger, Hungary. United States dominated the junior male finals with their seven gold medals but Japan, India and Hungary also won top title contests on Day4.

The Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament is a traditional competition in the city of Eger where the 69th edition is holding this week. The historical city of Eger is famous of its castle’s successful defence in 1552, furthermore its wine regions. The traditional event is a strong competition in the European boxing map and also a preparation for the upcoming EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships.

The following 22 nations and nearly 300 boxers are taking part in the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament in Eger: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, host Hungary, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Lithuania, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine and United States of America.

Bout of the day

Hungary’s EUBC European Confederation Schoolboys Boxing Championships bronze medallist Mate Horvath attended in in the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Galati two weeks ago. The 15-year-old welterweight (66kg) boxer, who is spending his first year among the junior boxers, proved his very best once again within a very short time. Horvath eliminated India’s Jaydeep Rawat in the semi-final of the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament and impressed once again in the final. Horvath needed another extra performance against United States’ Junior National Champion and Nations Junior Cup silver medallist Kasir Goldston who is also experienced in the international competitions. Horvath was able to keep his rhythm until the end of the final gong and celebrated his gold medal beating his US rival which was his biggest scalp during his career.

Surprise of the day

Hungary’s Eszter Marton and her teammate Kornelia Jonas both attended in the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Galati on May. The EUBC European Confederation Schoolgirls Championships silver medallist Kornelia Jonas moved up to the flyweight (50kg) but she was not able to do her best performance this time. Marton landed more punches and her long distance tactic paid off in their final which was a surprise in the event.

The Round-up

Denmark’s junior boxers shined in the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament and finally both of their finalists claimed silver medals in Eger. Magnus Jakobsen lost to United States’ Floyd Diaz in the final of the light flyweight (48kg) but in spite of her silver medal she proved strong developments. His teammate Masti Waysi secured the second runner-up place for Denmark in the event at the flyweight (50kg).

Mark Rozsavolgyi competed in the last two editions of the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships and he had enough international experiences to advance to the finals of the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament. The 16-year-old light bantamweight (52kg) talent delivered his best performance just in time against India’s Navraj Chauhan and kept the gold medal in Hungary.

Hungary’s EUBC European Confederation Schoolboys Boxing Championships silver medallist Rafael Buza will be turning to 15 only later this year but he has nearly 60 bouts already. Buza defeated a tough Ukrainian opponent also in the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Galati last month and those experiences paid off in the final of the bantamweight (54kg) in Eger. The Koszeg-based Hungarian felt the tempo against India’s Yaiphaba Meitei Sanjaramba and celebrated his title winning the bout by split decision.

United States’ Joel Iriarte amazed all experts in the venue of the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament in Eger. The US Junior National Champion eliminated Hungary’s two-time EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Ferenc Samu during his road to the finals. Following that key success, the US boy was too strong for India’s Vanshaj in the final of the lightweight (60kg).

United States dominated the junior male finals in the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament taking seven gold medals in the fourth day of boxing. New York’s Jahi Tucker used excellent footwork in the final of the light welterweight (63kg) against Hungary’s experienced Bendeguz Szigetvari and won the fight by unanimous decision. A tough boxer from Syracuse Antwan Hunter Jr. secured also a title for the US delegation in Eger following his amazing success over Norway’s best junior male boxer Markus Ovald at the middleweight (75kg).


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