The second edition of the European Students Championships was held in the capital city of Russia, Moscow. The host nation's boxers dominated the event and secured seven top positions in the front of the home crowd.
At these European Students Championships, 75 male boxers competed from 16 EUBC nations: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, and Romania, host Russia, Sweden and Ukraine.
During the first final of the last competition day, 20-year-old former Russian Youth National Champion Magomed Ibiyev defeated in the Light Flyweight category Ukraine's National Champion and AIBA World Championships competitor Denis Kozaruk 19:12 to extend an already impressive Russian winning sequence in Moscow.
Russian National Championships bronze medallist, 21-year-old Dmitriy Sotnikov dominated his Flyweight final against Ukraine's Denis Yashchuk. The final verdict in their contest was 18:6 to Sotnikov, whose skills are still in developing stage but looks like he will soon be able to challenge current AIBA World Champion Misha Aloyan as the nation's top boxer in the division.
In the third Russia vs. Ukraine final, AIBA Youth World Championships silver medallist Grigoriy Nikolaychuk secured a third gold medal for the host nation by narrowly beating his rival 13:12. His opponent in the final Dmitro Rudenko claimed his second silver medal in successive European Students Championships.
Russia's Viktor Batalov who was also a silver medallist at the last edition of these championships went one step further this time in Moscow as he was too strong for Belarus' 19-year-old former European Junior Champion Vitaliy Kononov. The fifth Russian gold medal was then achieved by relatively unknown Ruslan Urikh who triumphed over Francophone Games winner Souleymane Cissokho of France 19:13 in the Light Welterweight final.
Poland's Tomasz Kot will be celebrating his 20th birthday before New Year's Eve and as an early gift for himself he put in arguably his best ever performance as he defeated Moldova's Welterweight No.2 Victor Corobcevschii 12:9 in the final.
19-year-old Gagik Tsarukyan Memorial Tournament silver medallist Oleksandr Ganzulya secured the only Ukrainian gold medal in Moscow. The Middleweight fighter eliminated Moldova's European Championships bronze medallist Victor Cotiujanschii in the semi-finals before taking on Russia's Timur Kerefov to triumph.
Russian National Championships quarter-finalist and U22 National Championships silver medallist Tagir Pirdamov had three tough opponents in three closely contested bouts as he eliminated France's Alexandre Titov, then Azerbaijan's current European Youth Champion Rauf Rahimov and finally Estonia's best boxer, European Cup silver medallist Ainar Karlson 15:12 to take the gold medal.
Two boxers of Armenian-descent advanced to the Heavyweight final in Moscow where Russia's Aleksandr Karakazyan was awarded the gold medal with his Ukrainian opponent Lavrentiy Grigoryan unable to take to the ring.
In the last contest of the championships, Belarus' Super Heavyweight Yan Sudilovskiy achieved his best ever career result in Moscow when he took first place after beating Greece's Olympic Boxing Test Event silver medallist Evgenios Lazaridis in a closely fought contest 8:7.
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