EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships 2018 – semi final results and finals schedule
October 16, 2018 | by Matt Halfpenny
We had 12 boxers in the semifinals yesterday and, with an incredibly high standard on show, seven of our boxers won to progress through to the finals today.
46kg Alex Brown v Erika Prisciandaro (Italy) – won 5:0
Alex demonstrated a cool head under fire and pin point precision when on the offensive. The English girls back hand was the telling factor against the southpaw Italian, who suffered a blooded nose as result in the last round.
54kg Sameenah Toussaint v Ellie Mai Gartland (Ireland) – lost 0:5
Neat counter punching always kept Sameenah in contention against her southpaw opponent, however Gartland would take the spoils.
60kg Danielle Marshall v Sinainn Glynn (Ireland) – lost 0:5
Danielle had a good last round, yet it would be the Irish girls earlier high work rate that would be ultimately rewarded
50kg Charlie Hickford v Michelle Baldassi (Italy) – lost 0:5
A gallant effort from Charlie who gave it his all against a switch hitting Italian who won all the rounds on all the judges score cards.
54kg Ellis Price v Khunkerkhan Tiulemeshev (Russia) – lost 1:4
Ellis started the more purposeful in this encounter against the southpaw from the host nation. As the pairing evolved into a battle, it would be the Russian who did just enough in the home strait to make the final.
60kg Adam Azim v Peter Samu Ferenc (Hungary) – won 5:0
A disciplined performance showed Adam can box as well as bang. Adam displayed neat skills as he bamboozled the Hungarian southpaw, thus securing a guaranteed silver medal in the process.
48kg Megan Bainbridge v Gayane Barseghyan (Armenia) – won 5:0
Megan gave a wonderful demonstration of how to hit without getting hit as she got her tactics spot to run out a clear winner.
52kg Courtney Scott v Karolina Ampulska (Poland) – won 5:0
Oozing confidence, Courtney owned the ring from start to finish in this semi-final. Outstanding ring craft saw the English girl guarantee silver as she eased her way into the final.
57kg Sacha Hickey v Azaliia Amineva (Russia) – lost 0:5
A brave effort from Sacha in this all southpaw clash against an impressive Russian boxer, who came on strong in the closing stages of the bout.
80kg Emily Asquith v Petronela Schinte (Romania) – won RSC Rd1
Total domination! Heavy pressure in the opening minute forced two standing eight counts and a referees stoppage to propel Emily into the final.
48kg Joe McGrail v Enrico Kliesch (Germany) – won 5:0
Absolute master class of boxing skills by young Joe. His technique and in particular his superbly timed left uppercuts were a sight to behold as he cruised into the final.
63kg George Bance v Dmitry Zakharov (Russia) – won 5:0
This was George’s fourth win of these championships and by far his best performance yet. Solid digs to head and body set up a great victory for George against a host nation puncher.
Today’s finals are as follows:
12pm session (10am UK time)
1. 46kg Alex Brown v Gamze Soguksu (Turkey)
2. 48kg Megan Bainbridge v Valeriia Linkova (Russia)
4. 52kg Courtney Scott v Diana Ermakova (Russia)
12. 80kg Emily Asquith v Martyna Jancelewicz (Poland)
4pm session (2pm UK time)
2. 48kg Joe McGrail v Ali Zamanov (Azerbaijan)
7. 60kg Adam Azim v Giorgi Gegetchkori (Georgia)
8. 63kg George Bance v Emirdzhan Mehmed (Bulgaria)