Best Boxer award @ Serbia Golden Glove
Written by Alexander Zammit
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 16:05
Talented young local boxer Denis Memetovic was awarded the title of best boxer at the Golden Glove of Vojvodina Youth Tournament, which was held in Novi Sad, Serbia, from 24-26th September.
Memetovic, Serbia's 16-year-old European Junior Championships quarter-finalist, who boxes out of Spartak Subotica, defeated his biggest rival, Ireland's Stephen Broadhurst, by accepted scores in the final and claimed the host's only gold in Novi Sad.
Competing for the first time in the new youth weight classes, a total of 66 boxers from eleven great boxing nations took part in the event: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland and host Serbia.
France's 16-year-old rising star Samuel Kystohury, who won the Veles Junior Cup in Siberia in July, continued his victorious series at the Golden Glove of Vojvodina after beating two strong Russians, Ivan Lokhmotkin and Youth National Champion Nikita Fedorchenko in the 49kg weight class.
Agalarov Youth Tournament silver medalist Christopher Phelan of Ireland also competed at the AIBA Youth World Championships in Baku this year. Phelan won his semi-final bout against one of the biggest Serbian talents Vanja Bacic and defeated Gyorgy Mizsei in the final, where the Hungarian corner abandoned the contest in the second round.
Another French newcomer, 16-year-old Elias Friha, collected a silver medal at the Veles Junior Cup in Syberia and VGA Saint-Maur's pride claimed the gold in Novi Sad after beating favourite Radzhab Butayev of Russia in the bantamweight final.
Heydar Aliyev Junior Cup silver medalist Maksim Shmyglev of Russia had two close but victorious fights in Novi Sad firstly against France's Yannick Dehez in the quarter-final and secondly against Michael McDonagh of Ireland in the semi-final of the lightweight division.
Zlatko Hrbic Elite Tournament silver medalist Szolnok-based boxer Gergo Bene of Hungary unexpectedly won his final light welterweight contest against AIBA Junior World Championships quarter-finalist Giorgiy Manukyan of Russia and acquired the gold medal in Novi Sad.
Ireland's great hope Christopher Blaney almost qualified for the Youth Olympic Games but missed his quarter-final contest against eventual winner David Lourenco Costa of Brazil at the AIBA Youth World Championships in Baku. After the event he moved up into middleweight and, on his first bout in the new division claimed the gold medal in Serbia.
Newcomer Aleksandr Chuyev of Russia defeated Hungary's Gergo Orban in the 81kg weight class, while Croatia's strong boxer Josip Bepo Filipi hammered his qualified French, Hungarian and Russian opponents in the heavyweight class.
Reigning AIBA Junior World Champion and Russian Youth National Champion 17-year-old Gasan Gimbatov triumphed in the super heavyweight class after beating Attila Kalman of Hungary in the final.
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