India and Kazakhstan impressed in the semi-finals of the 64th Bocskai Memorial Tournament
The semi-finals of the prestigious 64th Bocskai Memorial Tournament was held in the city of Debrecen, Hungary which is located in the Eastern region of the country. The Indian and the Kazakh boxers impressed in the fourth competition day of the Bocskai Memorial Tournament and their top athletes advanced to the finals in Debrecen.
India’s Jyoti Gulia was AIBA Women’s Youth World Champion in 2017 and she impressed also at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. The 19-year-old Indian had to meet in the semi-final of the flyweight (51kg) with Canada’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games quarter-finalist Mandy Bujold in Debrecen. The Indian youngster exceeded the previous expectations with her amazing combinations and eliminated the
India’s Manisha Moun had to meet with Ukraine’s Marianna Basanets in the semi-finals of the women’s featherweight (57kg) and she began their bout with nice shots. The Indian boxer, who was in the Top8 at the New Delhi 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships, moved back one step before launching her counter-attacks. Manisha Moun landed nice hooks in the third round of their battle which delivered a clear success for her. The Indian talent will be meeting for the gold medal with Russia’s AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships silver medallist Liudmilla Vorontsova.
Kazakhstan’s Rimma Volosenko met in the semi-finals of the women’s lightweight (60kg) with Belarus’ Alla Starodub who is a well-known boxer in the international stage in her maiden name Alla Yarshevich. Volosenko has been attending in the competitions since 2014 and she had enough experiences to beat her Belarusian rival today. The Kazakh boxer won their fight unanimously and will be facing for the gold medal with Russia’s AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Ekaterina Dynnik who eliminated Italy’s EUBC European U22 Champion Rebecca Nicoli in a hectic contest.
Kazakhstan’s London 2012 Olympic Games bronze medallist Marina Volnova returned to the world of boxing one year ago after a long break and competed in the semi-finals of the event. The Kazakh veteran boxer had to meet with another experienced hope in the semi-finals of the Bocskai Memorial Tournament, Timea Nagy of Hungary who has been also attending in the international stage since 2006. The Kazakh middleweight (75kg) boxer proved better performance in the second round but she was too tired in the third which means Volnova returned with a bronze medal.
India’s Yerevan 2012 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Lalitha Prasad Polipalli had a hard road to the semi-finals but he eliminated top boxers in the men’s flyweight (52kg). The Indian boxer bowed out France’s AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Billal Bennama in the first preliminary round which increased his motivation in Debrecen. Prasad used his best weapon the world class footwork to beat his semi-final rival, Russia’s Dmitriy Dvaliy and advanced to the final where he will be meeting with Kazakhstan’s two-time ASBC Asian Youth Champion Makhmud Sabyrkhan.
Kazakhstan’s Talgat Shayken was ASBC Asian Youth Champion and claimed silver at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. The Kazakh boxer moved up to the welterweight (69kg) in the recent one year and moved ahead in the national ranking step by step. The 19-year-old Kazakh talent felt the tempo well in the first round against Ukraine’s European Games bronze medallist Yaroslav Samofalov and he was able to keep the same strong performance until the last gong which means Shayken is also finalist in the 64th Bocskai Memorial Tournament.
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