Fifteen countries are in the semi-finals of the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships26 October 2017
The second part of the quarter-finals in the 27th edition of the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships finished in Antalya, Turkey and only the best 40 boxers remained in action. The remaining boxers are all semi-finalists and guaranteed medallists in the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships.
The city of Antalya hosted the 2011 edition of the AIBA Women’s Youth & Junior Boxing Championships. After six years of break top level of boxing returned to the city of Antalya which is located off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
The following 15 countries have got at least one medal in the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Antalya:
– Russia: 8 medals
– Turkey, Ukraine: 5 medals
– Azerbaijan: 4 medals
– Belarus, Georgia: 3 medals
– Bulgaria, England, Ireland: 2 medals
– Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania: 1 medal
Georgia’s Shakhil Allakhverdovi was EUBC European Junior Champion in Lviv two and half years ago but he was not the favourite against Romania’s AIBA Junior World Champion Cosmin Petre Girleanu in the quarter-final of the light flyweight (49kg). In spite of the previous chances the 18-year-old Georgian boxer was amazed the judges with his confident style and marched into the semi-finals in Antalya where his next rival will be Azerbaijan’s Hasan Ibrahimov on Friday.
Czech Republic’s Miroslav Gorol continued, who claimed silver medal in the 2015 EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships, eliminated Italy’s Daniele Oggiano and Scotland’s John Casey in the road to the quarter-finals of the bantamweight (56kg) in the continental event. The 18-year-old Czech No.1 knocked down his Polish rival, Dominik Harwankowski in their battle and won the contest by larger margin of difference which means he secured his second EUBC medals during his career.
Russia’s Youth National Champion Musa Maruev won the Brandenburg Youth Cup in August and the Boxam Youth Tournament in September therefore his successes in Antalya are expected results. The Chechnyan-based Maruev found the best fighting distance against Moldova’s EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist Constantin Ursu and advanced to the semi-finals of the light welterweight (64kg) where he will be boxing with Georgia’s Badri Khutsishvili.
Turkey’s defending AIBA Youth World Champion Tugrulhan Erdemir could be the No.1 in the light welterweight (64kg) in Antalya and in spite of his hard road he marched into the last four. The 18-year-old boxer, who is unbeaten this year, eliminated a top rival Azerbaijan’s EUBC European Junior Champion Bakhtiyar Gazibayov and Czech Republic’s Petr Novak in the previous rounds. Erdemir had to do his very best once again in the quarter-final against Ireland’s AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships silver medallist Patrick Donovan but he did a successful mission in the battle.
Another Russian top youth boxer Daniil Teterev also continued his winning path in the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships and secured his place in the last four of the middleweight (75kg). The EUBC European Junior Champion Russian had to do his very best against Hungary’s Robert Cservenka who was a competitive rival for Teterev in their spectacular quarter-final. The 17-year-old Russian will be facing in the semi-final with Ireland’s former EUBC European Schoolboys Champion Jordon Myers.
Romania’s AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships quarter-finalist Cristian Razvan Filip eliminated a top rival in the previous round Finland’s Krenar Aliu but he was still hungry for further successes in the quarter-final of the heavyweight (91kg). The 18-year-old Romanian kept the long distance against Azerbaijan’s Ismayil Yagubov and his stamina was enough to win their battle by split decision. His next opponent will be Turkey’s Berat Acar who triumphed over Belarus’ Stanislau Papkou in Antalya.