Kazakhstan’s Biybars Zheksen won his opening fight by KO in the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament
The number of the participants are nearly 300 in the 69th edition of the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament which continued with its second competition day in Eger, Hungary. India, Japan, Kazakhstan and Thailand all amazed once again on Day2 in the historical city of Eger. Kazakhstan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Biybars Zheksen delivered the second KO of the tournament.
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.
India proved its strength in the junior level
India sent their male junior boxers to the Bornemissza Memorial Tournament and many of their experienced hopefuls advanced to the next stage of the event on Day2. Soibam Yaiphaba Singh impressed against Spain’s Rafael Lozano Serrano which was a key contest at the junior pinweight (46kg). Rabichandra Singh Laishan stopped Hungary’s Martin Samuel in the first round and advanced to the next stage of the featherweight (57kg). Vanshaj had stronger rival on Day2 but he was able to manage his success over Denmark’s Victor Hoveling. Amandeep Singh is another experienced Indian junior who eliminated Hungary’s Gergo Ocsko at the light middleweight (70kg).
The Japanese junior boxers shined on Day2
Yuna Nishinaka attended only in national events in Japan previously and the Bornemissza Youth & Junior Memorial Tournament is her first international competition. In spite of her lack of experiences she spent less than two minutes in the ring when the referee confirmed her RSC success over Hungary’s Dorina Horvath. Subaru Takahashi is also a newcomer in the international stage but he was able to beat the favourite of the featherweight (57kg) Hungary’s Milan Muhovits in the second competition day. Japan’s next junior hope 15-year-old Mau Tagawa stopped Hungary’s Dominik Turei in the first round of the lightweight (60kg) and continued his winning path against another local boxer Bence Gero.
Nillada Meekoon and Thailand’s best female boxers amazed in Eger
Thailand’s AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships silver medallist Nillada Meekoon was the Best Boxer in the 2019 Golden Girl Boxing Championships and returned to Europe to compete against tough opponents. Meekoon moved up to the flyweight (51kg) and landed high number of clear shots against Hungary’s Hanna Beres. Youth Olympic Games winner Panpatchara Somnuek continued her winning path and eliminated Mongolia’s Yesugen Oyuntsetseg at the featherweight (57kg). ASBC Asian Women’s Youth Champion and Youth Olympic Games silver medallist Porntip Buapa spent short time in the ring against Hungary’s Regina Karacs. The fourth Thai girl Banikon Maison also succeeded on Day2 and eliminated France’s Thais Larche in Eger.
Zheksen won his quarter-final bout by KO
Kazakhstan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Biybars Zheksen is technically stronger than most of his opponents at the bantamweight (56kg) who knocked out Norway’s Mehdi Al-Gazzi proving his strength as well. Margulan Aidaruly is a newcomer in the Kazakh youth national team but he overwhelmed his Polish rival Michal Jarlinski at the welterweight (69kg). 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 on Day1 and eliminated the local No.1 David Koczian winning the bout unanimously.
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