Ukraine’s Karolina Makhno is the first European guaranteed medallist in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships21 August 2018
Following the Technical Meeting and Official Draw the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships started with high level of contests in Budapest. Ukraine’s favourite Karolina Makhno won her opening bout in the event by a quick RSC success and became the first boxer in the whole event who fought out a guaranteed medal.
Croatia has got a powerful boxing team in the youth age group and their new welterweight (69kg) star could be Noa Jezek. The 17-year-old Croatian was confident in the first round against Uganda’s Muhammad Mazida Bunya which determined their whole contest. Jezek, who won several international events in the recent one year, was too smart for his African rival and became the first European winner in Budapest.
Hungary’s Viktoria Matesz is a newcomer in the youth age group but she has got all of the skills to win international contests. The 17-year-old Hungarian featherweight (57kg) boxer used her quicker attacks to control the first round against Chinese Taipei’s Tao Ying Yu. Matesz won all of the rounds in each scorecard and marched into the next preliminary round in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.
England’s Paige Goodyear is a tough boxer in the women’s welterweight (69kg) who landed nice punches in the first round against Mongolia’s Namjim Anu. The English girl, who arrived to Budapest for a medal impressed in the second and increased the number of her attacks. The referee counted the Mongolian boxer in the middle of the bout and after the second lethal combinations he confirmed Goodyear’s RSC success.
Hungary’s EUBC European Confederation Women’s Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Viktoria Ambrus joined to the youth age group in January and defeated a few top boxers already. The 17-year-old Hungarian moved forward more than Algeria’s Feriel Feroum in the opening minutes and took the lead on the scorecards. The Hungarian welterweight (69kg) boxer felt the support of the home crowd and advanced to the quarter-finals in Budapest.
Poland’s Patrycja Borys is the defending EUBC European Women’s Youth Champion at the women’s welterweight (69kg) who tried to move closer to her Turkish opponent Gulcan Arga in the first round. Poland’s woman boxing life is one of the strongest in the European continent and their youth No.1 worked well against her Turkish rival. The final verdict was unanimous decision to the Polish boxer who advanced to the quarter-finals of the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.
England’s Ivan Hope Price is the defending EUBC European Youth Champion at the men’s flyweight (52kg) who is the main gold medal contender of the category in Budapest. The 18-year-old super talented English boxer, who began his boxing career at the age of 4, dominated his opening fight against a tough Armenian opponent, Artur Bazeyan. Price was confident from the first seconds and won the bout by unanimous decision in Budapest.
Ukraine’s Karolina Makhno arrived to the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships as the main gold medal contender of the women’s light heavyweight (81kg). The EUBC European Women’s Youth Champion Ukrainian started well in the opening minute against Hungary’s inexperienced newcomer Barbara Major Szintai. Following the second count the referee stopped their contest and confirmed Makhno’s RSC success in the first round. The 18-year-old Ukrainian became the first boxer who advanced to the semi-finals and she is a guaranteed medallist now in Budapest.