Twenty-four contests for the quarter-finals were held in the evening session of the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Kielce. Latvia’s Beatrise Rozentale was not satisfied with her performance, despite the fact she eliminated a tough Indian boxer with an energetic style of boxing.
Boxers at the women’s light welterweight (64kg), the men’s light welterweight (64kg) and the men’s heavyweight (91kg) competed for the last eight. Many of the contests were high-quality ones.
Latvia’s Beatrise Rozentale eliminated an Indian boxer with great punches
Latvia’s Beatrise Rozentale has been attending international events since 2018 and competed at the recent EUBC European Boxing Championships as a junior and youth. Her opponent, India’s Nisha Gurjar is a newcomer in the youth national team and has less experience than her compatriots.
Rozentale started the contest in impressive rhythm and she landed a solid left hook in the first round. Rozentale, who is trained by coach Linda Abele, caught the Indian with tough jabs and surprised Gurjar with her effectiveness.
She overcame the Indian in several exchanges and her punches destroyed Gurjar’s defense. The Latvian had the strong advantage after six minutes of the fight, she was able to keep the victory in the tactical third round.
‘I am out of breath, I fully gave everything to the fight. To be honest, I am not so satisfied with my performance, I have to do it much better in my next contest in Kielce. The German boxer will be my next opponent and I will start my warm-up to that quarter-final immediately,’ commented her success Rozentale after the bout.
Kyrgyzstan’s second quarter-finalist is Zhantoro Tashiev
Kyrgyzstan’s Zhantoro Tashiev was born in 2002. He already competed at some elite tournaments. The Kyrgyz boxer met with Armenia’s Harutyun Hakobkokhyan in the last 16 of the men’s light welterweight (64kg) and started the contest in a different rhythm. The Armenian danced in the ring but Tashiev caught him a few times in the first round.
The Kyrgyz boxer opened the second round with a nice left hook and pressurized the Armenian talent. Tashiev had another excellent combination at the end of the second round which he finished with a right hook. The Armenian was too exhausted to move away from the Kyrgyz attacks, therefore, the result was a clear unanimous decision in the favor of Tashiev.
Tashiev’s strategy worked better in the contest and the Kyrgyz advanced to the quarter-finals of the tournament. He followed his teammate, Zhakshylyk Tilek Uulu who also advanced to the quarter-finals. They are the first Kyrgyz boxers in the Top-8 of the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships since Aybek Akylbek Uulu’s success at the St. Petersburg 2016 edition.
The Czech Republic celebrates its first quarter-final place since 2008
Erik Suchy is the only Czech boxer who could win the strong Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament twice, therefore, he had high expectations before the start of the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships. The best Czech youth men boxer had difficulties in the first round against Romania’s Andrei Mustet who caught him with hooks. Four judges scored 10:9 in favor of the Romanian after three minutes.
The head coach of the Czech team Mr. Kamil Cerny tried to speed him up and gave his boxer good advice in the first break and after that Suchy performed at a different level. Not did only he avoide the Romanian punches but he could use better attacks in comparison to the first round and turned back the contest in Kielce.
Suchy is the first Czech boxer in the Top-8 of the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships since the first 2008 edition when their Olympian Zdenek Chladek and Oskar Lakomy were their quarter-finalists.
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