EUBC European Junior Boxing Championships History

20 September 2017 News

In Albena (Bulgaria) started the 21st edition of EUBC European Junior Boxing Championships (15/16 years). The tournament, which began as an unofficial edition in 1992, in Roseto degli Abruzzi in Italy, called European Under 16 Championships, attended by 11 countries and 60 athletes, with 11 categories. Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Ireland and England won two golds, Italy, Wales, Bulgaria one. Before making official by the AIBA and EUBC, were played three other editions.

In 1996 in Aosta in Italy, was organized the first official Edition, called European Cadet Championship, with 16 nations: Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Latvia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Albania, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Croatia, Holland, Israel, Ireland, Greece and Italy. Italy and Russia won three golds, Germany two, Azerbaijan and Ukraine one.

Edition after edition, the championship continued to grow in importance, rewarding some young people who became great stars even in pro.

To remember Amir Khan, winner in 2003, silver at Athens 2004 and pro world champion. The Ukrainian Vasily Lomachenko, gold at European 2004, won gold medal also at Beijing 2008 and London 2012, is current pro world champion.

 In the third edition, hosted in Jarmala (Latvia), was attended by 32 countries and 200 fighters. Already this edition, Russia began to be distinguished by the large number of victories. Particularly, after the edition of 2001, in Liverpool, England (where Russia retired in the final), the Russian team held many victories, touching the peak in successive editions of Saratov 2004, Tirana 2006 and Anapa 2014, with nine golds and other podiums (silver and bronze), for a total of 114 first places. This result is more than twice that of other national teams.

21st EUBC European Junior Boxing Championships Schedule

In Albena compete 255 athletes represents 32 Nations. The tournament, which began on 18 September, continues with preliminaries until 22 September. The rest day is 23 Saturday. In Sunday will be held 12 matches in the afternoon from 3 pm and 14 match in the evening from 6 pm. The finals are in the afternoon of Monday, 25 September, starting at 4 pm, where assign the 13 gold medals and related awards ceremony.

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