Ukraine’s teenager Yulia Stoyko wins sensationally in the Silesian Women’s Boxing Tournament on Day313 September 2018
The Silesian Open Women’s Boxing Tournament continued with another marathon program with 36 bouts in Gliwice where three competition days are done. Ukraine’s Yulia Stoyko is only 19 but she eliminated a world class boxer Canada’s Myriam Da Silva on Day3 and most of the winners advanced to the last four in Gliwice.
The female elite, youth and junior boxers can attend in the 13th edition of the Silesian Women’s Boxing Tournament. The junior talents attended in nine different weight classes on Day3 when one youth and further 23 elite contests were held in the Polish city to where the top boxing nations are also sent their bests.
Boxers from the youngest age group are preparing to the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships which will be held in Anapa, Russia next month. The elite female boxers are also focusing to a big target to the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships which will be taking place in November.
Sweden’s junior talents shined in the third competition day in Gliwice when their Leona Surup defeated Klaudia Topolewska at the featherweight (57kg) which performance was continued by her teammate at the lightweight (60kg). The 15-year-old Thelma Sagerfeldt-Eskilsson controlled her fight against Poland’s Patrycja Krawczyk and showed she is ready to win medal also in the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships next month.
Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota was bronze medallist in the last edition of the EUBC European Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships in Sofia therefore her success over Poland’s Adriana Marczewska was clear at the light flyweight (48kg). France’s new national team member Marie Connan showed her potential against Norway’s lone competitor in Gliwice Perzin Nazari and advanced also to the semi-finals as Okhota.
Poland’s European Games silver medallist Sandra Drabik is a strong and experienced boxer at the elite flyweight (51kg) who did not give chance to her quarter-final opponent in Gliwice, Czech Republic’s Petra Lastovkova. The 30-year-old Polish boxer moved ahead without any break and her aggressive style meant she won the bout by unanimous decision.
The meeting between the powerful Aleksandra Kuleshova and Canada’s AMBC American Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Sara Haghighat-Joo was a great show in the third competition day in Gliwice which was won by the Russian boxer. In the same flyweight (51kg) Kuleshova’s teammate EUBC European Women’s Champion Svetlana Soluianova lost to India’s Ritu Grewal which was a big surprise on Day3.
Ukraine’s Snizhana Kholodkova’s skills developed dramatically in the recent two years and she reached the level of the stars at the featherweight (57kg) with hard work. The Ukrainian boxer overwhelmed her Polish rival Zaklina Kociolek in a quick contest and advanced to the last four in Gliwice where Russia’s 19-year-old Ludmilla Vorontsova, Poland’s AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships silver medallist Sandra Kruk and Kazakhstan’s teenager Vladislava Kukhta also still remained in actions.
Russia’s AIBA Women’s World Champion and Rio 2016 Olympic Games bronze medallist Anastasia Beliakova knew her veteran opponent Ukraine’s Yulia Tsyplakova and defeated her rival on their re-match. Besides to Beliakova three non-European boxers such as Canada’s Toronto 2015 Panamerican Games winner Caroline Veyre, India’s former AIBA Women’s World Champion Sarita Devi Laishram and Kazakhstan’s Karina Ibragimova are advanced to the semi-finals of the lightweight (60kg).
Poland’s veteran Karolina Koszewska returned to the boxing world after a long break but her skills were enough to beat France’s Emilie Sonvico at the welterweight (69kg). Ukraine’s 19-year-old Yulia Stoyko has done a superb tactical job against Canada’s AMBC American Women’s Champion Myriam Da Silva and delivered a surprise in Gliwice. In the same category Russia’s Iaroslava Iakushina dominated her next fight and eliminated England’s Omarah Taylor in the Silesian Open Women’s Tournament.