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AIBA – Report: 5th edition European Union Women’s Boxing Championships

The 25-year-old light welterweight star boxer outpointed a strong Chantelle Cameron of England in the final after beating Patra-based Christina Athanasopoulou of Greece in her semifinal contest.

The special guests of the championships were the newly elected President of the Republic of Hungary, former NOC of Hungary President Dr. Pal Schmitt and President of the European Boxing Confederation Dr. Humbert Furgoni.

Altogether 107 boxers from twenty nations competed at the championships: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey with full eleven-member teams, as well as host Hungary.

Irish living legend Katie Taylor who is two-time World Champion and four-time European Champion once again put in a world-class performance in Keszthely and defended her EU title after beating Denitsa Eliseeva of Bulgaria by a large margin of 16:1.

Former two-time World Champion Maria Kovacs of Hungary took gold in the home ring as expected. The 29-year-old triumphed in the final over European Championships bronze medalist Alexandra De Hutten of France with her massive attacking second round.

The fourth World Champion competing at the championships, Semsi Yarali of Turkey, surprisingly was defeated by the young eventual winner Anna Slowik of Poland in the super heavyweight class semifinal.

The lightweight class saw the biggest surprise of the tournament, when 18-year-old French National Championships bronze medalist Estelle Moselly shocked her rivals with her final victory in Keszthely. The youth boxer is preparing for the 2nd European Youth and Junior Championships which will be held in Calais in late October.

Reigning EU Champion and Turkish Prime Ministry Tournament winner Savannah Marshall of England was defeated by Bianka Nagy of Hungary unexpectedly in the middleweight final. Marshall led quickly by 2:0 but the Hungarian competitor equalized it and turned the fight in the fourth and final round.

Erika Guerrier of France defended her EU title not in her original weight class but at 81kg in Keszthely after a great battle against Timea Nagy of Hungary. The local boxer led by 5:1 after four minutes but she had been tired in the second part of the contest and Guerrier won the hectic bout.

Two favourite Turkish competitors Serpil Yassikaya and Ayse Tas won the light flyweight and the bantamweight classes, Valeria Calabrese of Italy took the gold at flyweight, while the powerful Stoyka Petrova of Bulgaria claimed first place in the Olympic bantamweight.

Turkey topped the team standings, while the young host team finished in the second place.

Reigning World Champions Katie Taylor and Guslum Tatar (Tibor Kincses)

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