Vakhid Abbasov won the Award of the 63rd Golden Gloves Tournament in Sombor30 November 2020
The fourth competition day with the finals and Box-offs were held at the 63rd Golden Gloves Tournament in the city of Sombor in the Vojvodina region of Serbia. The competition finalized with the fourth day of boxing and the traditional international event proved top quality contests once again.
Ukraine, Cuba, Serbia, and Algeria shared the gold medals in the 63rd Golden Gloves Tournament in Sombor. The most important award, the Golden Glove’s Winner is Serbia’s ex-Russian boxer Vakhid Abbasov. The Best Technician Boxer is Cuba’s Yoangel Moya while the best bout was held between Ukraine’s Dmytro Rybalko and Algeria’s Younes Nemouchi in the event.
Algeria and Ghana sent boxers to the Golden Gloves Tournament from the African continent while the Cubans also returned to the Serbian competition after 2019. Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine were the participating countries from the European continent.
The Golden Gloves Tournament was launched in the end of the ’50s and saw several big champions in the recent decades. An important AIBA 3-star Referee & Judge Course was held during the 61st edition of the Golden Gloves Tournament in 2018 when Russia topped the team rankings. Ukraine’s Viktor Vykhryst and Moldova’s Alexandru Paraschiv were the best boxers in the last 62nd edition of the Golden Gloves Tournament in 2019.
The safety of all participants, the continuous medical checks, the social distancing, the hygienic preparations, wearing masks and all of the health controls were the responsibility of the local organizers in Serbia to avoid any new Covid-19 cases during the 63rd Golden Gloves Tournament.
Bout of the day
Cuba sent two boxers to the 63rd Golden Gloves Tournament and one of them Yoangel Moya claimed the gold medal. The experienced lightweight (63kg) boxer had a world class opponent in the final, Ukraine’s Yuriy Shestak who achieved gold medal at the Kharkiv 2017 EUBC European Elite Boxing Championships. The Cuban and the Ukrainian boxers have got similar technical and tactical skills and tiny things decided their final contest. Moya was better in the exchanges in the third round and celebrated his narrow success after the last gong.
The surprise of the day
The first gold medal in the day of the finals was achieved by Ukraine’s Eduard Trofymenko at the featherweight (57kg) which caused a small surprise in Sombor. The young Ukrainian had to meet in the final of the Golden Gloves Tournament with Algeria’s Oussama Mordjane and boxed over his previous level. The North African boxer was experienced but the Ukrainian proved better performance in the day of the finals.
Serbia’s new national team member Vakhid Abbasov is the defending EUBC European U22 Champion at the welterweight (69kg) who had tough battles in the 63rd Golden Gloves Tournament but he managed all of them with excellent style of boxing. The 23-year-old ex-Russian boxer controlled his final against Algeria’s experienced Chemseddine Kramou and won his first international title representing Serbia. Another former Russian boxer, Vladimir Mironchikov walked over to the gold medal at the light heavyweight (81kg).
Algeria’s Younes Nemouchi has qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games through the African Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event and amazed once again this time in the Serbian international tournament. The Algerian middleweight (75kg) boxer had the great motivation in the final after the losses of his teammates and fought until his last blood against Ukraine’s Dmytro Rybalko. Both boxers landed high number of punches but Nemouchi’s effectiveness was better in the fourth day of boxing.
Ukraine’s Serhii Horskov achieved silver medal in the 2018 EUBC European U22 Boxing Championships and became his nation’s elite No.1 at the heavyweight (91kg) in 2019. The 24-year-old boxer knew his final opponent well enough and built up the strategy against Croatia’s Toni Filipi prior their contest. Their battle saw the next tight bout and after the final bell, Horskov’s hand was raised in Sombor.