Thirteen European boxers won their contests in the final day of the quarter-finals in Budapest27 August 2018
The final part of the quarter-finals was held in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Budapest today where 32 bouts scheduled on Day7. The European continent’s boxers secured 13 medals in the last day of the quarter-finals in the Duna Arena.
Russia’s current EUBC European Youth Champion at the men’s heavyweight (91kg) Igor Fedorov had to face with his old rival Azerbaijan’s Ismayil Yagubov. The two boxers knew each other well enough but the Russian used better tactic in their quarter-final today. Fedorov found Yagubov’s weak points in the second round and following his lethal punches he won the bout before the final gong by RSC.
Russia’s defending EUBC European Youth Champion Aleksey Dronov had a narrow victory over Kyrgyzstan’s Akhmed Usupov in the first preliminary round but he performed much better in the quarter-finals. Dronov, who is the one of the youngest boxers in the whole Russian team, landed nice right-handed jabs in the first round against Iran’s Ali Sepehr and dominated their fight until the end of the last seconds.
Turkey’s Aycan Guldagi claimed silver medal in the EUBC European Confederation Women’s Youth Boxing Championships in Roseto degli Abruzzi where her quarter-final opponent Belarus’ Darya Dzikava took bronze. The Turkish bantamweight (54kg) boxer looked stronger than her rival and landed more punches in the bout which delivered for her country a medal in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.
Russia’s EUBC European Women’s Junior Champion and EUBC European Confederation Women’s Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Nune Asatrian arrived to Budapest as a secret favourite at the women’s lightweight (60kg). The 17-year-old Russian dictated the tempo against Thailand’s ASBC Asian Women’s Youth Champion Porntip Buapa and she was able to overcome her tough rival in the attacks. Asatrian’s quicker combinations were the differences them and the Armenian-descent Russian secured her place in the last four.
England’s promising star Caroline Dubois won already three titles in the junior and youth EUBC Championships in the recent two years. The unbeaten English lightweight (60kg) boxer had difficulties against her taller rival Germany’s Stefanie Von Berge who proved strong development in 2018. Dubois used her speed to find the best attacking moments in their bout and kept her unbeaten record in a tight bout.
Hungary’s AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships quarter-finalist Veronika Villas recovered from her injury and moved up to the light welterweight (64kg) in the recent months. The Hungarian boxer reduced the fighting distance successfully in the first round against Italy’s Sabrina Er-Raqioui and started the bout with effective hooks. The Italian talent, who eliminated US hope Aidyl Cardenas in the last round, came back to the contest in the second but the Hungarian was able to keep her advantage.
Croatia’s Nikolina Cacic is their best woman hope who was planning to do a surprise following their three men boxers have been eliminated in Budapest. The 17-year-old Croatian moved ahead without any stoppage and pressurized her strong Thai opponent Panpatchara Somnuek in their quarter-final. Cacic was brave and her stamina was enough to eliminate her technician Asian rival at the women’s featherweight (57kg) achieving Croatia’s lone medal in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.
The quarter-final bouts of the women’s middleweight (75kg) delivered European dominancy in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships. France’s lone female boxer in Budapest EUBC European Confederation Women’s Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Tallya Brillaux eliminated Ireland’s Lauren Kelly in the previous round and she dominated her quarter-final against South Korea’s Kim Ji Ho. Russia’s two-time EUBC European Women’s Youth Champion and AIBA Women’s Youth World Champion Anastasia Shamonova and England’s Georgia O’Connor also advanced to the last four in Budapest.