Belarus’ Viktor Chvarkov returned with a gold medal at the Victory Day Tournament06 May 2019
Besides to the traditional Feliks Stamm Memorial Tournament, another competition was held in Europe, the Victory Day Tournament in Belarus. Moldova’s Davron Bozorov won the narrowest final of the whole event in Gomel where Belarus’ Mihail Melnikau did revenge for his 2018 loss against Anton Stelmakhov. Belarus’ super heavyweight (+91kg) boxer Viktor Chvarkov was successful in the last decade and he returned with a success in Gomel.
Belarus will be hosting the upcoming European Games in Minsk which is scheduled to take place in June 21-30. Host Belarus and Moldova claimed all of the gold medals in the new edition of the Victory Day Tournament in Gomel.
Bout of the finals
Davron Bozorov is a newcomer in the Moldovan elite national team who attended in the recent EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships. He attended several other important youth events as well and increased his international experiences well enough. The 19-year-old Moldovan moved up to the welterweight (69kg) in the recent months and the Victory Day Tournament was his first big test among the elite boxers. Bozorov used his long hands to keep the best distance against Belarus’ Uladzislau Khomyakou in the first round. His Belarusian opponent was competitive for Bozorov but Moldova’s new teenage hope was able to win their narrow fight in Gomel.
Surprise of the finals
Belarus’ Mikhail Sulimau attended in his first international event in 2013 when he was still a junior boxer and claimed silver medal in the 2017 Victory Day Tournament. The Belarusian light welterweight (64kg) boxer is 21 now but he was not the favourite against Moldova’s Mihail Cvasiuc who is member of the national team since 2011 and attended in the last two editions of the EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships. Sulimau proved strong developments in all aspects of our sport and defeated his tough Moldovan boxer in the final of the event.
Belarus’ Aliaksandr Butrym was silver medallist in the 2018 Victory Day Tournament following his youth and junior successes. The 20-year-old flyweight (52kg) boxer is aiming for a place in their European Games’ squad and absolutely gave in everything in his final when he met with his compatriot Milan Dailidau. Butrym landed high number of clear shots and his opponent’s ringside abandoned their unequal contest in the second round.
Yukov Prizes Junior Tournament silver medallist Mihail Melnikau lost to Anton Stelmakhov in the final of the last edition of the Victory Day Tournament in 2018 and the two Belarusians had to meet each other once again in Gomel. In their re-match Melnikau proved his upgraded skills and started better than Stelmakhov in the first round. The 20-year-old Melnikau was exhausted in the final minute but he had the tough advantage to win their middleweight (75kg) title bout in Gomel doing a real revenge.
Viktor Chvarkov was born in Karagandy, Kazakhstan but his family moved to Belarus when he was a young boy. Chvarkov represented Belarus in plenty of international events between 2001 and 2013 including the Liverpool 2008 EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships. Following seven professional contests he returned to the national team and defeated his teammate Dzmitry Doronin by unanimous decision in the final of the super heavyweight (+91kg).