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Fifteen countries celebrated gold medals at the EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships

The EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships finished with its 25 title contests in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Ukraine became the most successful nation of the competition with five gold medals and 20% of all titles. England and Ireland returned to the EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships after a break and their teams succeeded. The English team bagged four gold medals and team Ireland took three.

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, Romania, Serbia and Turkey won at least one title in the EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships. Serbian Sara Cirkovic and three-time European Champion Enriko Itauma from England were named as best boxers of the championship.

“The quality of the boxers and the quality  of the championships is really high class, I’m very satisfied. The kids bring a lot of very exciting fights, and I saw a lot of talents. The very important point is that not only Ukraine, not only Italy and other big countries showed they have a lot of potential but others too. That means that Europe has not just several countries but all of the European countries ready to step into a high level”, Istvan Kovacs, IBA Secretary General commented.

“I’m really happy to have this prestigious event in Sofia. We had many bouts, we saw many really good boxers. And I’m really happy with my team who succeeded to have the event and I’m really thankful to the officials who were the part of the event. This is one of our main goals to host one elite or youth championship during the year. And we hope that we will be able to elevate the next ones. And we also hope that we will be part of the World boxing tour as we had the pilot event this year”, Krasimir Ininski, Bulgarian boxing Federation President said.

The participating countries

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales.

The list of the winners in the EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships

WOMEN

48kg: Filiz Isik, Turkey

50kg: Sara Cirkovic, Serbia

52kg: Kaelya Mopin, France

54kg: Emily Whitworth, England

57kg: Asya Ari, Germany

60kg: Tetiana Dovhal, Ukraine

63kg: Valentina Marra, Italy

66kg: Crinuta Andra Sebe, Romania

70kg: Veronika Nakota, Ukraine

75kg: Sunniva Hofstad, Norway

81kg: Dearbhla Tinnelly, Ireland

\ +81kg: Cliona D’Arcy, Ireland

MEN

48kg: Kanan Babayev, Azerbaijan

51kg: Gor Ayvazyan, Georgia

54kg: Owen Ketley, England

57kg: Aider Abduraimov, Ukraine

60kg: Erik Israyelyan, Armenia

Men’s 63.5kg: Demur Kajaia, Georgia

67kg: Oleksiy Boklakh, Ukraine

71kg: Flood Duggan, Ireland

75kg: Oleksandr Balabin, Ukraine

80kg: Michail Tsamalidis, Greece

86kg: Georgi Stoyanov, Bulgaria

92kg: Damar Thomas, England

+92kg: Enriko Itauma, England

Credit: IBA.org

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