Zhakpekov, Danyi and Biletic are the heroes of the finals in the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament10 March 2018
The winners of the third competition day are advanced to the finals in the 68th edition of the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament in Eger, Hungary. Kazakhstan’s Yerassyl Zhakpekov and Croatia’s Josip Biletic won the best bouts of the last competition day in Eger where Kazakhstan achieved record number of gold medals.
Among the top boxing nations of the world Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, United States of America, Germany and Italy all sent athletes besides to the host Hungarians to the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament to Eger. The number of the youth and juniors boxers was 269 from 19 countries in the prestigious competition in Eger which is a historical city in the Northern part of Hungary.
Eger, which is located in the Northern part of the country, is a historical city in Hungary and famous of its boxing schools besides to the tradition. The competition was named by Lieutenant Gergely Bornemissza who was one of the Hungarian heroes during the Turkish siege of Eger castle in 1552.
The first gold medal was achieved by Hungary’s EUBC European Confederation Women’s Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist Luca Hamori who began the year with gold at the Golden Girl Women’s Box Cup in Sweden. She needed only two minutes to win against her teammate Orsolya Veer in the final of the women’s youth lightweight (60kg).
Croatia’s Viktor Varga Memorial Tournament winner Nikolina Cacic dominated her semi-final at the featherweight (57kg) against Hungary’s Hajnalka Sipos and met for the title with another host nation boxer Viktoria Matesz who claimed silver medal in the Nations Women’s Cup in Serbia on January. The Croatian boxer, who joined to the youth age group this January, knocked out had amazing stamina in the final round and celebrated her next title.
Russia’s EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Nikolai Medinskiy was the favourite against Ukraine’s Maksym Horodniuk in the final of the junior flyweight (50kg) but he was not able to repeat his previous performance. The Ukrainian boxer used a strong defence and his counter-attacks worked well in the final which was a big surprise in the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament.
Russia’s EUBC European Schoolboys Champion Sergei Egorov joined to the junior age group only in January but he proved one of the best performances in the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament. The 15-year-old Russian launched tough punches in the first round of the final against Kazakhstan’s Aidar Meirzhan and the referee counted his Central Asian opponent quickly. The Russian lightweight (60kg) boxer was excellent in the whole tournament and well deserved his gold medal in Eger.
One of the most anticipated final fight was held between Kazakhstan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Yerassyl Zhakpekov Russia’s EUBC European Schoolboys Champion Mikhail Usov at the junior light middleweight (70kg). The 15-year-old Kazakh boxer, who did not lose any contests in the recent two years, found the best fighting distance in time and won the gold medal against his tough Russian rival.
Kazakhstan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Makhmud Sabyrkhan arrived as the main favourite of the youth light flyweight (49kg) to the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament. The Kazakh boxer, who will be turning to 17 only later this year, dominated his final fight over Slovenia’s Bulgarian-descent Prokhor Ryazanov and accomplished his target in Eger before his main competition, the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships.
Hungary’s Daniel Danyi won the Istvan Enekes Youth Memorial Tournament last month and he tried to control the first round against Norway’s EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships competitor Martin Skogheim in their lightweight (60kg) final in Eger. The 17-year-old Hungarian boxer had a few difficulties in the last round but he was able to keep his advantage in the gold medal contest.
Denmark’s Nikolai Terteryan has achieved silver medal in the 2015 EUBC European Confederation Schoolboys Boxing Championships and joined to the youth age group this January. The 16-year-old Danish lightweight (60kg) boxer eliminated Netherlands’ youth No.1 Cas Van Peer and Germany’s Arian Cekicaj during his road to the final. His last opponent was Kazakhstan’s Rakhat Seitzhan but the talented Danish boxer was not able to solve their tactical contest.
Hungary’s EUBC European Schoolboys Champion Tibor Barbosu used his tricky style in the first round of his final and took the lead after three minutes of fight. The 17-year-old Hungarian welterweight (69kg) boxer reduced the fighting distance successfully against Denmark’s Sven Lange Junior Memorial Tournament winner Jacob Bank and won their narrow contest by split decision.
Germany’s EUBC European Junior Champion and EUBC European Schoolboys Champion Fabian Thiemke eliminated Italy’s Tyson Alaoma and Hungary’s Richard Egervari during his road to the final of the light heavyweight (81kg). The 17-year-old German boxer used his strong punches to stop Kazakhstan’s Sagyndyk Togambay’s attacks in the first round. The Kazakh boxer raises his tempo and his efforts were enough to beat his top German rival in the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament.
Croatia’s EUBC European Junior Champion Josip Biletic and Kazakhstan’s Children of Asia Games winner Damir Toybay has done a superb final at the youth super heavyweight (+91kg). The Kazakh boxer was not enough shape in the first round but returned to actions in top rhythm in the second. The final verdict was depended on their performances in the last round when Biletic did it slightly better and won his next title. Biletic and Toybay are both aiming for a place to the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.