Amazing start for the Asian boxers in the 69th Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament

A strong international competition, the 69th edition of the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament begun with its first competition day in Eger, Hungary. Several top Asian teams are attending in the competition and our top junior and youth boxers proved fantastic performance in the opening day.
Kazakhstan competed with superb success in the last edition of the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament and their boxers returned to the traditional competition. India, Japan, Mongolia and Thailand also joined to the event this year which made the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament even stronger than ever. The competition is holding in the historical city of Eger which is located near to the Hungarian capital.

Japan started strongly among the male juniors
Asia’s first success in the opening day of the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament was achieved by Japan’s Aoi Murata who controlled his fight against Hungary’s Imre Bernath at the pinweight (46kg). The final verdict was unanimous decision in the favour of Murata who is attending in his first ever international tournament. His teammate 15-year-old Mau Tagawa spent less than two minutes in the ring when the referee confirmed his RSC success over Hungary’s inexperienced Dominik Turei at the lightweight (60kg).

Fantastic Thai girls in the first competition day of the event
Thailand’s Youth Olympic Games winner Panpatchara Somnuek is still at the youth age group who also attends in the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament in Eger. The featherweight (57kg) boxer had a competitive European rival, Ukraine’s Oksana Yaremyna but Somnuek’s strength decided their contest. ASBC Asian Women’s Youth Champion and Youth Olympic Games silver medallist Porntip Buapa had also a tough opponent Mongolia’s Ganzorig Badmaarag but she was able to manage to win their superb fight in Eger.

Kazakhstan’s stars as Ashirkhan, Molzhigitov and Zhakpekov delighted the Day1 in Eger
Kazakhstan sent their best youth male boxers to the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament and they proved amazing performance on Day1. Kazakhstan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Yerassyl Zhakpekov, who was named as Best Boxer in the 2018 edition in Eger, knocked out Hungary’s Andras Komjati at the middleweight (75kg). His teammate Aitzhan Ashirkhan, who claimed also gold in the 2017 ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships, spent less than one round in the ring against Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Kristijan Koknovic. The main Kazakh sensation of the day was delivered by Dias Molzhigitov who eliminated Japan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Sora Tanaka.

Thailand’s youth male boxers also impressed on Day1
Thailand’s Witthaya Chansom is a newcomer in their youth national team but he claimed quickly a bronze medal in a Russian competition. The 17-year-old talent moved up to the welterweight (69kg) but his strength decided his first fight when he faced with Japan’s Takumi Matsukobo. AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Noppharat Thakhui controlled his opening battle against Hungary’s Laszlo Bagi at the lightweight (60kg). Thailand’s Tanawat Srijan and ASBC Asian Youth Champion Weerapon Jongjoho both won their first contests in Eger.

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