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Irish boxers in Ukraine ahead of Olympic qualifiers
By Michael O’Neill
2 April 2012
The Irish Elite squad flew out to Ukraine on Thursday for a final training camp in Kiev ahead of this months crucial AIBA Olympic qualifiers.
The final AIBA Olympic qualifier for European male boxers will be held in Trabzon,Turkey between April 13th and 22nd.
Con Sheehan, Tommy McCarthy,Joe Ward, Adam Nolan, Ross Hickey, David Oliver Joyce and Paddy Barnes will be targeting seven Olympic places in the super-heavyweight, heavyweight, light-heavyweight, welterweight, light-welterweight, lightweight and light-flyweight weight classes in Trabzon.
London 2012 Olympians Darren O’Neill, John Joe Nevin and Michael Conlan are included in the 13-strong squad for the training camp at the Olympic Complex in Kiev.
Katie Taylor, who is meeting two American opponents in Cork and Dungarvan this weekend, Tyrone McCullagh and Chris Phelan will join the Irish squad in Kiev next Monday.
Taylor, the current AIBA World lightweight champion, is preparing for the 7th AIBA World Women’s Championships and only Olympic qualifier for female boxers which officially begin at the Olympic Stadium in Qinhuangdao, China on May 9th.
The Ukrainian training camp is Ireland’s third this year as the Elite squad have also had camps at the Irish Army base at the Curragh in Kildare and in Hennef, Germany.
Ireland also competed in the 39th Chemistry Cup in Germany earlier this month, winning one gold and four bronze medals.
The Irish squad will travel directly to Trabzon from the Ukraine ahead of the AIBA Olympic qualifying event.
Irish squad Training Camp Kiev, Ukraine March 30th/ April 10th as confirmed by the IABA.
49Kg: Paddy Barnes (Holy Family GG)
52Kg: Michael Conlan (St John Bosco)
52Kg: Chris Phelan (Ryston)
56Kg: John Joe Nevin (Cavan)
56Kg: Tyrone McCullagh (Holy Family GG)
60Kg: David Oliver Joyce (St Michael’s Athy)
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Bray)
64Kg: Ross Hickey (Grangecon)
69Kg: Adam Nolan (Bray)
75Kg: Darren O’Neill (Paulstown)
81Kg: Joe Ward (Moate)
91Kg: Tommy McCarthy (Oliver Plunkett)
91+Kg: Con Sheehan (Clonmel)
Irish squad European Olympic Qualifier Trabzon, Turkey April 13th/22nd
49Kg (Light-flyweight) Paddy Barnes (Holy Family GG)
60Kg (lightweight) David Oliver Joyce (St Michael’s Athy)
64Kg (Light-welterweight) Ross Hickey (Grangecon)
69Kg (Welterweight) Adam Nolan (Bray)
81Kg (Light-heavyweight) Joe Ward (Moate)
91Kg (Heavyweight) Tommy McCarthy (Oliver Plunkett)
91+Kg (Super-heavyweight) Con Sheehan (Clonmel)
(Darrren O’Neill, John Joe Nevin and Michael Conlan have qualified for the 2012 Olympics)
Coaches: Billy Walsh, Zuar Antia, Eddie Bolger, Jimmy Halpin, Peter Taylor.
Physio: Colm McCarthy
Strength & Conditioning: John Cleary
The author Michael O’Neill writes on many different sport, He has a keen interest in many minority sports especially ones with a female angle. You can e mail him @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Boxing Schedule On Television – Friday 2nd March to Friday 9th March –
Wladimir Klitschko vs Jean-Marc Mormeck, Kiko Martinez vs Arsen Martirosyan,
Gregorio Torres vs Hector Morales…..Schedule From: Argentina, France, Germany,
Italy, Mexico, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Friday 2 March 2012 – Seven Sporting Club, Savignano sul Rubicone, Emilia Romagna, Italy
Television: Italy RaiSportSat1
X10 middleweight – Matteo Signani vs Simone Rotolo – Italy middleweight title
X8 light welterweight – Renato De Donato vs Eloy Iglesias
X6 light middleweight – Riccardo Pintaudi vs Yuri Pompilio
Friday 2 March 2012 – Westin Diplomat Resort, Hollywood, Florida, United States
Television: United States ESPN2
X10 welterweight – Ed Paredes vs Manuel Leyva
X10 light welterweight – Joan Guzman vs Jesus Pabon – WBC FECARBOX light welterweight title
X10 bantamweight – Juan Carlos Payano vs Jose Silveira – WBC Latino bantamweight title
Saturday 3 March 2012 – Punta Indio, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Television: Argentina TV Pública
10×2 super flyweight – Carolina Raquel Duer vs Milena Tronto – WBO female super flyweight title (supervisor: Jorge Molina)
X10 light middleweight – Mateo Damian Veron vs Alejandro Gustavo Falliga – vacant Argentina (FAB) light middleweight title
Saturday 3 March 2012 – ESPRIT arena, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Television: Germany RTL Hungary Sport 1 Australia Main Event
X12 heavyweight – Wladimir Klitschko vs Jean-Marc Mormeck – WBA Super World heavyweight title -
IBF heavyweight title (supervisor: Lindsey Tucker) – WBO heavyweight title (supervisor: Francisco Valcarcel) -
International Boxing Organization heavyweight title (supervisor: Edward S. Levine)
X12 cruiserweight – Ola Afolabi vs Valery Brudov – interim WBO cruiserweight title (supervisor: Andrew Smale)
Saturday 3 March 2012 – Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Television: Mexico Azteca
X10 light flyweight – Raul Garcia vs Michael Landero
X10 bantamweight – Tomas Rojas vs Julio Zarate
X8 welterweight – Daniel Sandoval vs Zaid Zavaleta
Saturday 3 March 2012 – Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Television: Mexico Televisa
X12 flyweight – Sammy Gutierrez vs Carlos Ruben Dario Ruiz
X10 super bantamweight – Fernando Montiel vs Angky Angkota
X10 light flyweight – Juan Hernandez vs Ulises Lara
Saturday 3 March 2012 – Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Television: United Kingdom SKY
12×3 – bantamweight – Jamie McDonnell vs Ivan Pozo – EBU (European) bantamweight title (supervisor: Pertti Augustin)
8×3 heavyweight – Tom Dallas vs Matt Skelton
6×3 flyweight – Paul Edwards vs Stefan Slavchev
6×3 light welterweight – Joe Hughes – Joe Elfidh
6×3 super bantamweight – Josh Warrington vs Dan Naylor
Saturday 3 March 2012 – Woodland Community Senior Center, Woodland, California, United States
Television: United States TeleFutura
X10 super featherweight – Vicente Escobedo vs Lonnie Smith
X6 super bantamweight – Manuel Avila vs David Reyes
X6 super middleweight – Dmitry Chudinov vs Paul Mendez
Friday 9 March 2012 – Argentina
Television: Argentina Direct TV
10×2 – light welterweight – Monica Silvina Acosta vs Michelle Larissa Bonassoli – WBC female light welterweight title – WBA female light welterweight title
Friday 9 March 2012 – Palais des Sports de Gerland, Lyon, Rhône, France
Television: France Ma Chaine Sport
X12 super bantamweight – Kiko Martinez vs Arsen Martirosyan – EBU (European) super bantamweight title (supervisor: Marco Giuliani)
X10 flyweight – Hassan Azaouagh vs Redouane Asloum – France flyweight title
Friday 9 March 2012 – Palazzio Videmar, Tlatelolco, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Television: Mexico Cadena 3
X10 super bantamweight – Gregorio Torres vs Hector Morales – vacant WBC FECARBOX super bantamweight title
X10 light welterweight – Mauricio Pintor vs Martin Cardona – vacant WBC Youth World light welterweight title
X8 super featherweight – Francisco Rojo vs Luis Manuel Cabrera
X8 flyweight – Samuel Gutierrez vs Ariel Guzman
Friday 9 March 2012 – Tekirdag, Turkey
Television: EU Eurosport
X12 heavyweight – Konstantin Airich vs Ondrej Pala – IBF Inter-Continental heavyweight title – WBO European heavyweight title
X12 heavyweight – Erkan Teper vs Oleksiy Mazikin – WBC Mediterranean heavyweight title (supervisor: Houcine Houichi)
Russia Sweeps Medals Tables in Antalya
By AIBA – 02.05.2011
Junior & Youth Women’s World Boxing Championships
India’s boxers took gold in the pinweight and flyweight divisions of the Junior tournament, in both cases beating opposition from host nation Turkey.
In the best result for an AIBA-funded pre-tournament training camp under the “Road to Dream” project, young boxers from underprivileged nations took a gold, silver and bronze in Antalya.
The first training camp was held before the 2009 Men’s World Championships in Milan and similar camps have been organized and funded by AIBA every World Championship event since.
Pinweight Lalenkawli adds the world title to her three junior titles and flyweight Zareen Nikhat dismissed two-time Turkish national junior champion Ulku Demir to take the country’s second gold.
Japan’s Kasumi Saeki dashed the hopes of a double for Vietnam’s Road to Antalya training camp stars with a close 21:20 victory over Thi Phuong Pham in the light flyweight final.
But Pham’s team-mate Thi Vy Vuong then turned the tables with a narrow decision in her favour after the light bantamweight final finished 12:12. Vuong’s victory over India’s Lalfakzvali denied India the triple and took a prestigious gold medal for the Road to Antalya training camp.
In the bantamweight contest, the Ukraine’s Victoria Virt took an emphatic 34:13 victory over Russia’s Svetlana Khilchenko to secure the gold.
Hosts Turkey took their first title in the featherweight contest, when Reyhan Cakir beat New Zealand’s Thea Awhitu.
Sweden’s athletes then took two straight victories at lightweight and light welterweight with Agnes Alexiusson beating Russia’s Oxana Paltceva and Hanna Lundblad defeating Germany’s Larissa Mischanin.
Poland’s Hanna Solecka followed with another victory for Europe in the welterweight final, beating the home boxer Celik Nursan inside the distance with the score already 38:12 in her favour.
Kazakhstan’s Aidana Arapbay beat Russia’s Olga Gavrina in the light middleweight final but Russia finally took their first title at middleweight when Matrena Vyachkina took a narrow victory over Turkey’s Serife Karakoc.
Dinara Shukeeva followed with a second gold for Russia in the light heavyweight contest after inflicting a second straight defeat on the home team. She beat Remziye Topaloglu comprehensively, 36:19.
In the final bout of the Junior competition, Russia secured the triple when Saida Gamidova beat the Ukraine’s Iryna Vynnyk to the world heavyweight title.
Russia and China dominated the action in the Youth World Championships, each taking three gold medals.
Yibo Zhang and Lili Niu took back-to-back victories for China in the flyweight and bantamweight divisions, while Meiqing Yuan secured the light heavyweight title.
India rounded off an excellent trip to Antalya with two more golds from their two boxers in the Youth finals.
Sarjubala Shamjetsabam opened the tournament with a clear 37:21 victory over tournament favourite and 2010 European Junior Champion, Svetlana Dmitrieva from Russia.
Minu Basumatary later took the light welterweight title after beating local opponent Elif Kayan.
In the featherweight contest Germany’s Ornella Wahner avenged her loss to England’s Charley Davison in the European Youth Championships with a 16:9 victory to take the gold medal.
With her wealth of international experience, which includes a fifth place in the 2010 Elite Women’s World Championships and the 2010 European Youth title, Russia’s Anastasia Belyakova cruised to the world title with a 15:10 victory over Sweden’s Patricia Berghult.
In the day’s second Sweden v Russia final, favourite Love Holgersson from Sweden took the gold for her country in the welterweight contest by beating Irina Tsarkova by a clear 24:10.
Russia then dominated the top weight categories with Yaroslava Yakushina taking the middleweight title and Viktoriya Krylova winning the heavyweight final against Sona Hakhverdyan in the day’s third head-to-head between the two countries.
Updates for the 1st AIBA Women’s World Youth and Junior Championships held in in Antalya, Turkey
Finals April 30th
Irish News by Bernard O’Neil – Michaela Walsh, Katie Rowland and Austeja Accueita were the proud recipients of three bronze medals at the 1st Women’s World Youth and Junior Championships which concluded in Antalya, Turkey today.The Irish trio bowed out of the tournament at the semi-final stage on Thursday.Walsh and Accueita were beaten by eventual World champions Ornella Wahner of Germany – who came from behind to edge out Walsh by a solitary point in the last four – and Agnes Alexiusson of Sweden.Wahner beat England’s Charley Davison in today’s featherweight final – a reversal of the 2010 European Youth final which Davison won – and Alexiusson beat Russia’s Oxana Paltceva in the World Junior final.Sweden’s Frida Stenholm, who beat Rowland in the last four, lost out to China’s Yibo Zhang in today’s World Youth flyweight final.
Indian News by Brig PK Muralidharan Raja, SM, VSM – Four Indian women pugilists etched their names with golden letters in the history of Indian Boxing by becoming champions at the inaugural edition of AIBA Women’s Youth and Junior World Championships in Antalya, Turkey. Sarjubala Devi (48kg) and Minu Basumatary (64kg) in the Youth Championship along with Lalenkawli (46kg) and Nikhat Zareen (50kg) in the Junior Championships defeated their opponents today to claim the title in their respective weight category. It is a momentous feat achieved by these young Indian glove women, and it has further cemented India as a force to be reckoned with in the international world of women’s Boxing.
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April 29, 2011
AIBA Junior & Youth Women’s World Boxing Championships
A solid performance by Russia’s young women boxers leaves the country dominating both the AIBA Junior & Youth Women’s World Boxing Championships in Antalya, Turkey, where the finals are slated for Saturday, April 30th.
Russia has six athletes in the finals of the Junior competition and five in the Youth competition, having started out with 13 junior boxers and ten youth boxers in the respective competitions. Host nation Turkey is hot on Russia’s heels as a potential leader in the medals table for the Junior competition, having also qualified six boxers for the finals, but lags behind in the Youth field with only light welterweight Elif Kayan in action on Saturday.
India remains a force to be reckoned with, having qualified five boxers for the finals across both tournaments, and will be vying with Turkey for the medals in the lower weight categories of the Junior Championships as the two countries go head-to-head in the pinweight and flyweight finals.
India’s triple Junior National Champion Lalenkawli will open the proceedings against Turkey’s 2011 Junior National Champion Neriman Istik at pinweight and Turkey’s double Junior National Champion Ulku Demir will take on Zareen Nikhat, India’s 2010 Schoolgirl Champion, in the flyweight.
The youngest boxer in the Junior Championships, India’s 2009 Junior National Champion Lalfakzvali, will be going for gold in the light bantamweight final against Vietnam’s surprise package Thi Vy Vuong, who has won all three of her preliminary bouts inside the distance after graduating from AIBA’s Road to Antalya training camp prior to the championships.
Vuong’s team-mate Thi Phuong Pham – also a Road to Antalya graduate – has qualified for the finals in her light flyweight division and will take on Japan’s only remaining representative in the competition, Kasumi Saeki.
New Zealand’s Thea Awhitu is Oceania’s sole representative in the finals of the competition. The 2009 New Zealand Junior Champion will face Turkey’s double Junior National Champion Reyhan Cakir in the featherweight final.
The light welterweight final will be an all-European affair featuring Germany’s Larissa Mischanin and Sweden’s Hanna Lundblad, bronze medallist at the 2010 European Junior Championships.
Russiadominates the upper weight categories of the Junior competition with a presence in four of the remaining seven finals, where the team’s boxers will face opposition from their neighbours such as Kazakhstan and Ukraine, well as host nation Turkey.
In the Youth competition, Russia will face tough competition from Sweden and China, who have both qualified four boxers for the finals.
Top favourite Svetlana Dmitrieva, the 2010 European Junior Champion, will start the action in the light flyweight contest against India’s Sarjubala Shamjetsabam, who already has 34 bouts in her international career.
Vietnam’s Thi Duyen Luu takes on China’s Lili Niu in the bantamweight contests after becoming the third of four Vietnamese boxers in the competition to qualify for the finals as part of the country’s superlative performance in Antalya.
The featherweight contest has the potential to be one of the highlights of the Youth finals, since it will be a re-match of the 2010 European Youth Championship final between England’s Charley Davison on Germany’s Ornella Wahner. Triple A Amateur Boxing Club boxer Davison took the European title last year with a close 2:0 victory against the experienced German.
Russiaand Sweden will face-off three times in the Youth competition, with Patricia Berghult taking on Anastasia Belyakova in the lightweight final and favourite Love Holgersson facing Irina Tsarkova in the welterweight contest. Sona Hakhverdyan and Viktoriya Krylova will be the third Sweden-Russia match-up in the finals and will have the honour of closing out the competition in the heavyweight final.