Russia’s Youth Olympic Games winner Aleksey Dronov won the gold medal in the Komsomolsk-na-Amure International Youth Tournament22 February 2019
The Komsomolsk-na-Amure International Youth Tournament is a strong competition which opened the year for the young boxers who were born in 2001 and in 2002. Russia’s Youth Olympic Games winner and AIBA Youth World Champion Aleksey Dronov continued his successes where he finished the year of 2018.
Russia attended in the Komsomolsk-na-Amure International Youth Tournament with their top team and the event was a selection tournament for the main goals of 2019. Besides to them among the top nations Ukraine, Japan, Thailand, Belarus and Germany also sent their best youth talents to Komsomolsk-na-Amure which is located in the Russian Far East.
Bout of the finals
Dzhambulat Bizhamov joined to the Russian youth national team one year ago and surprisingly he won the title of the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Roseto degli Abruzzi last April. The Russian teenager was confident also in the Budapest 2018 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships where he won the title of the welterweight (69kg).
Bizhamov is now a big name in the youth age group and in spite of the fact he decided to move up to the middleweight (75kg) he performed strongly also in Komsomolsk-na-Amure. The 18-year-old Russian and his final opponent Thailand’s ASBC Asian Youth Champion strong Weerapon Jongjoho have done remarkable performances in Komsomolsk-na-Amure. Bizhamov felt a tempo slightly better than his Thai opponent and won the gold medal of his new weight category.
Surprise of the event
Dmitriy Batyay achieved silver medal in the last edition of the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Roseto degli Abruzzi ten month ago therefore he was a favourite for a gold medal in Komsomolsk-na-Amure. The 17-year-old talent moved up to the flyweight (52kg) and advanced to the final of this tough international youth tournament. Batyay was not enough fresh in the final and his opponent another Russian hope, Vitaliy Boytsov was able to beat him which was the main sensation of the event.
Vsevolod Shumkov claimed silver medal in the Budapest 2018 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships and he is also still in the youth age group in 2019. The 17-year-old boxer had to meet in the dream final of the Komsomolsk-na-Amure International Youth Tournament with Boris Karibian who is also gold medallist from the 2017 EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships. Shumkov was confident and his technical skills were enough to beat Karibian in the final of the bantamweight (56kg).
EUBC European Junior Champion Usman Magomedov had to do also his very best in the next final of the Komsomolsk-na-Amure International Youth Tournament. The 17-year-old boxer had to face with a one year younger opponent Japan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Reito Tsutsumi and Magomedov won their difficult final narrowly. Tsutsumi’s teammate Shyogo Tanaka delivered gold medal for Japan who did enough against Russia’s Artur Nagapetyan in the final of the light flyweight (49kg).
Russia’s Aleksey Dronov joined to the youth national team one year ago and he won all of the three top events in 2018 as the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games, the Budapest AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships and the EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships. Dronov, who will be turning to 18 only in the end of this year, won all of the rounds in each scorecard against Evgeny Ryabtsev and won the title of the super heavyweight (+91kg).