2022 European Junior Boxing Championships Italy everything you need to know

by Christina S. Brown
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The 2022 European Junior Boxing Championships will take place in Montesilvano, Italy, from September 27 to October 4. The official draw for the EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships in Montesilvano, Italy, confirmed 353 competitors. The next continental event of the year will include 48 male preliminary bouts on the first day of boxing.

Female fighters number 119, and the featherweight (57kg) division is the most congested, with 15 boxers competing. The 234 male boxers are on the verge of breaking the EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships record, and their featherweight (57kg) division is likewise loaded with potential, with 24 athletes competing.

The EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships will be held in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and Ukraine.

In the EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships, both girls and boys can compete in 13-13 weight divisions ranging from pinweight (46kg) to heavyweight (+80kg). Male and female boxers born in 2006 and 2007 are eligible to compete in the EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships.

Montesilvano, which translates as “woody hill,” is located in the Italian province of Pescara in the Abruzzo area. It has a population of 54,000 people and is located near Roseto degli Abruzzi, which has hosted previous EUBC Championships. The Italian Boxing Federation hosted the 2021 EUBC U22 European Boxing Championships, the country’s final major tournament.

The finals of the Mustafa Hajrulahovic Memorial Tournament in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, took held on the fourth and final tournament day. Hungary’s Attila Bernath defended his throne in an event dominated by Romanian youth boxers, Spain’s Rafael Lozano Serrano, Ireland’s Sean Mari, and Poland’s Filip Wachala.

The international competition served as a warm-up for the next IBA Youth World Boxing Championships, which will be placed in La Nucia-Benidorm from November 13 to November 27. The event also served as a warm-up for the EUBC European Women’s Boxing Championships and the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships. Mr. Adam Kusior of Poland served as the Mustafa Hajrulahovic Memorial Tournament’s Technical Delegate.

Division General Mustafa Hajrulahovic Talijan was the commander and hero of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the close of the last century, and a new boxing competition was named after him, demonstrating his enormous popularity in Sarajevo. For the first time, the tournament was held in the Hotel Hills Sarajevo Congress & Thermal Spa Resort.

The day’s battle 2022 European Junior Boxing Championships:

Attila Bernath of Hungary, a former EUBC European Youth Champion, was also the defending champion at the Mustafa Hajrulahovic Memorial Tournament. He moved up one weight class this time and defeated his colleague Gabor Virban in the bantamweight semi-finals (54kg). Bernath’s final opponent was Jordan’s newbie to the national team, Jebril Mahdi Mohammad, and he needed to perform admirably in the final match. The 22-year-old Hungarian overcame this difficult tactical challenge to win his second gold medal at the Mustafa Hajrulahovic Memorial Tournament in less than a year.

The day’s biggest surprise European Junior Boxing Championships:

Petar Arsovski, North Macedonia’s finest boxer, took bronze at the Sofia 2022 EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships. The 17-year-old boxer was a finalist in the Mustafa Hajrulahovic Memorial Tournament in Sarajevo, as well as many other international contests, but he only took home a silver medal this time. Arsovski was unable to find the ideal fighting distance against Romania’s Sally Palapiuc, as his opponent seized the scorecard lead after three minutes. The Romanian bantamweight (54kg) boxer executed his game plan flawlessly and defeated the category’s favorite.

The Compilation European Junior Boxing Championships:

The Spanish squad has been working hard to prepare for the forthcoming IBA Youth World Boxing Championships, which will be held in Spain for the first time. In the flyweight final, their EUBC European Youth Champion Rafael Lozano Serrano faced his colleague Asier Jimenez (51kg). The 18-year-old Spaniard is a terrific talent, one of the world’s top youth hopes, and he had the speed and technical advantage to beat Jimenez in Sarajevo. Rafael Lozano Serrano will decide on his weight class to compete in La Nucia this November in the coming weeks. Enrique Kakulov, a teammate, won another gold medal for Spain when he defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Ali Sljivo in the light welterweight division (63.5kg).

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Following Palapiuc’s surprising success in the youth bantamweight (54kg) category, three more Romanians won gold medals in this age group. Florin Ionita defeated Spain’s Daniel Rodriguez in the lightweight (60kg) final, while Alex Buleu defeated another Spaniard, EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships bronze medalist Ganda Coulibaly Soucko, in the welterweight final (67kg). Dorulet Tiu, a Romanian EUBC medalist, performed his greatest performance ever, his challenging combinations delivering a fast RSC triumph over Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Eldar Hodzic.

Ireland sent a young squad to the Mustafa Hajrulahovic Memorial Tournament, where their flyweight (51kg) No.1, Sean Mari, won the country’s first gold medal. He competed in the AIBA World Boxing Championships in 2021 and the EUBC European Men’s Elite Boxing Championships in 2022, expanding his international experience. The 22-year-old Irishman narrowly defeated Jordan’s Huthaifa Mohammad Yousef in the semi-finals before facing Hungary’s Martin Virban in the final. Dean Patrick Clancy, his teammate, won the second Irish title after defeating Romania’s Samuel Roman.

Filip Wachala of Poland defeated Hungary’s Milan Fodor in the semi-finals of the elite welterweight (67kg) division, and he also performed admirably in the title fight. The 24-year-old Pole brought valuable experience from the European Games and the World Boxing Championships to Sarajevo. Wachala got the finest fighting distance in the first round against Slovenia’s young 21-year-old Nejc Petric, and he maintained that excellent performance until the final gong to win this final bout.

Leo Cvitanovic and Gianni Dedic of Bosnia and Herzegovina both began their boxing careers in Germany before returning to their homeland in the last year. The two excellent middleweight (75kg) boxers competed in the finals of the Mustafa Hajrulahovic Memorial Tournament, and Cvitanovic won the gold medal this time. Following Germany’s Alexander Okafor’s gold medal in the heavyweight (92kg), Bosnia’s second finalist, Josip Coric, took silver on home soil. Coric, a 20-year-old EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships bronze medalist, was defeated in the super heavyweight (+92kg) final by Lithuania’s Jonas Jazevicius.

The schedule of the event European Junior Boxing Championships Italy:

September 27, 14:00 & 17:30 – Day1 competition

September 28, 14:00 & 17:30 – Day2 competition

September 29, 14:00 & 17:30 – Day3 competition

September 30, 14:00 & 17:30 – Day4 competition

October 1, 14:00 & 17:30 – Day5 competition

October 2, 14:00 & 17:30 – Day6 competition

October 3 – Rest Day

October 4 – Day8 competition with the finals

October 5 – Departure of the delegations

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