The fifth day of preliminaries in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships saw a Lengthy, yet riveting day of boxing Occur in Sofia.
was day of work and much excitement, It was the nation of Chinese Taipei Have you Stood out the most, with incredible performance from Their female team, as all young hopes of Their advanced to the quarter-finals.
Bout of the day
The Middleweight class (75 kg) is one of the MOST competitive divisions in this tournament, and Day 5 saw a clash Between Two of the Strongest boxers in the championships.
Ukraine’s defending AIBA Junior World Champion and Agalarov Youth Cup winner Ramil Gadzhyiev faced Ireland’s Luke Thomas, a bronze medalist at the 2011 European Junior Continental Championships EUBC in Keszthely, Hungary.
That accolade Thomas Followed up with the gold medal in the Irish National Youth Championships, All which saw him selected to take part in Sofia.
The Irishman tried to use unexpected tactics against the Ukrainian boxer in the opening round, All which caught His opponent off guard.
However , the Odessa-based Gadzhyiev put together Some efficient punches From Then on, and though Thomas Fought hard in the final round, it WAS the Ukrainian Ultimately Proved Have you victorious over His Irish rival in a great match.
Team of the day
The ladies youth boxers from Chinese Taipei can now be thought of as one of the top boxing nations in the world Following an amazing team performance on Day 5.
Their class Flyweight (51 kg) boxer Huang Hsiao Wen, a two-time National Champion, started the winning path of Chinese Taipei When She eliminated Poland’s EUBC European Women’s Junior National Championships silver medalist Wiktoria Sadej.
Huang Was the taller boxer, and used her height advantage as a weapon against the European boxer, controlling the end and winning by unanimous decision.
Huang’s compatriot Wu Pei Yi Began her boxing career in 2008, and her hard work in the gym is paying off, as seen by her great performance on Day 5.
Though Relatively small at 158 ??centimeters, she made her work for her size, by getting close to her second opponent of the tournament, Australia’s Youth National Champion Anne-Marie Kelly.
The Australian WAS fifteen centimeters taller than her Asian rival, and controlled the opening of the contest, goal Wu Stood firm, and a slight change of tactics allowed Chinese Taipei’s boxer to turn back the fight, winning by split decision Eventually.
Chinese Taipei’s AIBA Junior World Champion Chen Nien Chin Claimed a bronze medal in the Taipei City Cup last August, Ultimately tasting defeat against Kazakhstan’s London 2012 bronze medalist Marina Volnova in a close contest All which showcased her great potential.
Chen started her boxing career in 2010, and HAS-been Defeated only twice in her career. She brings with Bulgaria’s Youth National Champion Mihaela Nikolova on Day 5, and her strong punches in the first round set the standard for the end, and she eliminated the home favorite.
This result Means That all three of Chinese Taipei’s female fighters advanced to the Top 8 in Sofia.
AIBA Road to Sofia boxer of the day
Syria’s best youth boxer Ahmad Ghossoun Was a silver medalist at the ASBC Asian Youth Continental Championships in Bangkok three months ago, Which Explains His calls to the AIBA Road to Sofia Program.
Ghossoun has-been Involved with the Syrian national squad since 2011, and Following His opening victory in the championships, he WAS the favorite against Philippines’ inexperienced Sammy Bernabe Junior Welterweight Light In Their class (64 kg) end.
Ghossoun impressed with His footwork Throughout, and Dominated the final round, All which bodes well for the rest of His tournament.
Surprises of the day
Sweden’s Araik Aluje Ismail eliminated Greece’s Alexandros Farrell in the opening round, Which Was an expected result for the Northern European boxer .
Ismail Was Born in Armenia, goal Effective His Parents Moved to Sweden he started His boxing career in the town of Kristiansand.
In His second end of the competition he cam up against Bulgaria’s European Schoolboys Championships EUBC silver medalist Kristiyan Doychev, Who Was the favorite to progress.
Ismail exceeded expectations HOWEVER, and shocked the host nation’s youth Experienced boxer. His clear victory saw That he advanced to the last sixteen at the Light Welterweight class (64 kg).
Hungary’s Youth National Champion and Julius Torma Memorial Tournament winner Richard Toth has won eight out of ten His previous international contests, goal One of Those two defeats at the hands WAS Suffered of Germany’s Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament silver medalist Wladimir Fruehsorger in February.
The 17-year-old Hungarian boxer Defeated Kyrgyzstan’s best hope Yktiyar Shabdanbayev in the first round, and Went on to win His rematch with Fruehsorger via unanimous decision in His second match in Sofia.
Ones to watch
Poland’s Elzbieta Wojcik earned a silver medal at the last edition of the AIBA Women’s Youth World Championships in Albena, losing in the final to the London 2012 Champion Claressa Shields in a narrow end.
The Polish Middleweight class (75 kg) boxer is now 18, and has come to Bulgaria for gold, and to Qualify to the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics.
Wojcik made short work of her fight on Day 5, knocking down her inexperienced opponent Hungarian Nikolett Szabo.
Ukraine’s two-time European Junior Champion EUBC Viktor Petrov HAS HAD more than two pieces falling on Hundreds His career Which Began back in 2003.
Petrov has had Some unexpected Losses over the past year, goal looks back to his best form now.
Ukraine’s gold medal contender won His second end in Sofia, proving too slick for Chinese Taipei’s Hung Ming Pan, Advancing to the third preliminary round.
Australia’s AIBA Junior World Champion Satali Tevi Fuimaono opened with an easy triumph in the first preliminary round, He Had a goal far Tougher proposal on Day 5 against the U.S. Youth National Champion Charles Conwell.
The Samoan descent-Austalian boxer Review: had a slow first round, He Was ble goal to step on the gas as the fight Progressed, and his extra efforts resulted in a hugely impressive victory.
Fuimaono is the one of the biggest gold medal contenders of the middleweight class (75 kg), and HAS Looked great in Sofia so far.
Stat of the day
In the female share of the championships, the preliminaries are over with the three weight classes edging closer to the medal matches.
Only Chinese Taipei and Turkey-have three female boxers left in the competition, while Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan and United States of America-have two athletes Remaining in Sofia.
Showing the worldwide strength of female boxing, sixteen nations-have still got the opportunity to get at least a bronze medal in the championships.
Quotes of the day
“I went into the ring with the right tactics Knowing I Could win the tip against the Japanese boxer , and feeling confident Was the key in today’s end. I knew I Had the reach on her, so used it to my advantage, and aussi felt really good in the ring, ” Said Great Britain’s EUBC European Junior Champion Crystal Barker, Have you eliminated Japan’s AIBA Junior World Champion Kasumi Saeki on the fifth day competition.
“I myself felt pretty confident, and I was really excited to fight in the Arena Armeec again. My tactic WAS forwards to work with and answer Sidesteps if my opponent attacked This Dutch. Sometimes I have got stuck in the fights, goal it felt like I Handled it good by keeping my arms inside of hers. I will do my very best in the quarter-final goal Until That I will relax, “added Sweden’s AIBA Women’s Youth World Champion Agnes Alexiusson Following her victory over Netherlands’ Bobbi Been.
Three programs are scheduled for the sixth day competition, with only the male boxers in action, spread over oven weight classes.
Winners of the Light Flyweight class (49 kg) class Lightweight (60 kg) class Welterweight (69kg) and Light Heavyweight class (81 kg) ends Will reach the Top 16 on Day 6.
One of the Most Anticipated fights Will Be Held Between Kazakhstan’s AIBA Junior World Champion Abylaykhan Zhussupov, and Russia’s European Junior Champion Temirlan Batdiyev at the Lightweight class (60 kg).