Bulgaria won four gold medals at the Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament where Serbia’s Stefan Camovic won the top award12 October 2020
The finals took place in the fourth competition day at the 38th edition of the Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament in Subotica, Serbia. Bulgaria achieved four gold medals in the event, while the Croatians took three and the Serbians two titles in Subotica. Serbia’s winner at the light welterweight (64kg) 18-year-old Stefan Camovic won the award of the Golden Gloves of Vojvodina.
The Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament has been re-scheduled from July which was the original date of the event as in the previous years. The 38th Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament was held in the Subotica Sports Hall in Serbia and the event was parallel with the Boxam Tournament and the Zagreb Grand Prix.
The young talents who were born in 2002 or in 2003 were eligible to attend in the 38th Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament in Subotica. 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 in the event.
Bout of the day
Croatia’s Josip Coric achieved silver medal at the 2019 Mostar International Youth Tournament and knocked out his final rival at the 2020 Euro Youth Cup. The 18-year-old super heavyweight (+91kg) boxer is not an experienced youth talent yet but he has excellent skills to get top results this year. Coric had to meet in the final with Bulgaria’s Zlatin Ilchev who won their Youth National Cup before the start of the Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament. The Croatian was slightly better in their tough exchanges and won their final contest by split decision in Subotica.
The surprise of the day
Bulgaria’s EUBC European Junior Champion Emirdzhan Mehmed earned bronze medal at the Sofia 2019 EUBC European Youth Boxing Championships when he spent his first year among the youth boxers. The 18-year-old Bulgarian welterweight (69kg) boxer advanced to the final of the international event but he was unable to repeat his previous performances against Croatia’s Petar Kresimir Knezevic who attended at the 2019 EUBC European Junior Boxing Championships in Galati, Romania. The one-year younger Croatian never defeated such strong rival as Emirdzhan Mehmed during his career but he made it happen in the final of the Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament delivering the top surprise of the international event.
Bulgaria’s defending EUBC European Youth Champion Yasen Radev turned to 18 this year but he is still in the youth age group. The Bulgarian remained at the flyweight (52kg) and proved top performance in the first final of the Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament. Radev had to meet for the title with a superb opponent, Serbia’s Omer Ametovic who claimed bronze medal in the Sofia 2019 EUBC European Youth Boxing Championships. Radev did not underestimate his Serbian rival and gave in everything in the final which was abandoned by Ametovic’s ringside in the second round.
Bulgaria’s two youth bantamweight (56kg) stars are Nikolay Marinov and Krasimir Dzhurov who both advanced to the finals of the Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament. Marinov claimed silver medal in the Sofia 2019 EUBC European Youth Boxing Championships while Dzhurov achieved gold at the EUBC European Junior Boxing Championships one year ago. Marinov, who is one year older, used smart tactic against the attacking Dzhurov and won the gold medal in Subotica beating his main national rival.
Following Bulgaria’s EUBC European Junior Champion Radoslav Rosenov’s gold medal at the lightweight (60kg), Serbia’s Stefan Camovic reached the first title of the host nation in Subotica. The Serbian boxer was too experienced for Bulgaria’s Sean Torres in the final of the light welterweight (64kg) and became the winner of the Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Award. Serbia’s second gold medal in the Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament was achieved by Almir Memic at the light heavyweight (81kg) who defeated North Macedonia’s Aleksandar Ristovski.