Hungary’s first quota holder Roland Galos – I have invested 18 years of hard work to get an Olympic quota

Hungary qualified two boxers for the last Rio 2016 Olympic Games and their first athlete who earned the quota for the Tokyo Olympics is Roland Galos at the men’s featherweight (57kg). The 25-year-old Hungarian advanced to the Top8 at the European Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event and qualified for the Games.

Roland Galos involved to the international events in 2010 when he was quarter-finalist at the EUBC European Junior Boxing Championships. He won the gold medal at the 2013 EUBC European Youth Boxing Championships and achieved several medals in the international tournaments but his career highlight is definitely his quota for Tokyo.

“We have invested 18 years of hard work with my father to achieve my goal to qualify for an Olympic Games. This is what I dreamed about it and I am so happy that I could reach it in the European Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event. 

The preparation for the Qualifier was impressive, we had a lot of sparring with boxers from various nations since October 2019. I arrived to the venue in good shape and I had the motivation to realize my goal in London which had a superb atmosphere and the local organizers arranged a fantastic event. 

I met first with Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Alen Rahimic where I had to use close distance tactic due to his longer hands. I succeeded against the Bosnian boxer and I had the chance to box with Finland’s Arslan Khataev once again for the quota to Tokyo. We knew that he had to lose more weight than me to attend at the featherweight (57kg) therefore we tried to dictate a strong tempo in the first and second rounds. I knew I had the advantage after two rounds and in the third I revealed a bit and moved more on feet to counter-attack Khataev. 

I am so happy that I could get the spot for the Tokyo Olympic Games in that fantastic Copper Box Arena. I could accomplish my objective which I set up in my childhood and now I am hungry for the next success, a medal in the Tokyo Olympic Games. I know my next target and I will do my very best to beat the top opponents during my road to the medal in Tokyo. 

I did not know all of my Olympic opponents as the Qualification Events did not finish yet. I met with three of the qualified boxers in previous international events and I could beat two of them,” summarized his experiences and his next target Hungary’s first quota holder Roland Galos.

Tibor Kincses, eubcboxing.org

38 mérkőzés kezdésnek

Maratoni hosszúságú programmal indult a Papp László Női és Férfi Ökölvívó Országos Bajnokság. Az első napon nem született meglepetés.

Mint minden sportágban, így az ökölvívásban is az olimpiához közeledve egyre fontosabbak az országos bajnokságok. Ezzel a versenyzők is tisztában vannak. Az első napon senki sem okozott meglepetést.
Fotó: Ezüstszegi Kristóf

“Itt még nagy különbség van a top versenyzők és a nem válogatott versenyzők között. Elég sok mérkőzés idő előtt fejeződött be. Hiába maratoni program, azért így lerövidül. Holnap folytatás.”– nyilatkozott az első napról a szövetségi kapitány, Balzsay Károly.

Az országos bajnokság szerdán 13 órától folytatódik a Madárfészek Ökölvívó Akadémián, ahol a tét az elődöntőbe jutás.

Finalists are set at AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan Ude 

All the finalists are set at AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan Ude, Russia. 

India and Russia fight for gold in the light flyweight  

Indian hope Manju Rani fought against Chuthamat Raksat of Thailand in semi-finals. She won with split decision 4:1. The 4th seeded Demie Resztan (ENG) met 2nd seeded Ekaterina Paltseva (RUS). The Russian won on points with split decision 4:1. 

European champion Paltseva and Rani fight for the top position. 

Flyweight fight for gold is between Russia and Turkey 

Top-seeded defending champion Choi Mi Pang from DPR Korea surprisingly lost against Liliya Aetbaeva (RUS). 

Mary Kom from India claimed her historical 8th medal of the World Championships, but couldn’t make it in final. In semi-finals 36-years-old Magnificent Mary lost to young Turkish hope second-seeded Busenaz Cakiroglu with split decision 1:4. 

Aetbaeva and Cakiroglu face each other for gold.

Bantamweight medals go to Chinese Taipei and France

Top-seeded Hsiao-Wen Huang (TPE) had three unanimous wins on her way to the top. On the semi-final, she defeated Jamuna Boro (IND). 

Her rival in the final third-seeded Caroline Cruveillier of France had a victory against Mikiah Kreps (USA). 

Hsiao-Wen Huang and Caroline Cruveillier are in the final.

Featherweight top-2 are Russia and the Philippines   

Defending champion Yu-Ting Lin (TPE) made 3 unanimous victories in a row but couldn’t make it against Liudmila Vorontsova (RUS). The Russian won in a tough fight with split decision 3:2.  

Nesthy Petecio (PHI) defeated Karriss Artingstall (ENG) on her way to final – 4:1. 

Home crowd favorite Vorontsova goes to the ring against Petecio in the final. 

Lightweight prize winners are China and Brazil

Finnish star first seeded Mira Potkonen fought against Cong Wang (CHN) to reach the final and surprisingly lost 1:4. The Chinese was super confident at this tournament, although not seeded. 

Brazilian Beatriz Ferreira won against Rashida Ellis from the USA with split decision 4:1. 

Ferreira and Wang fight for the title. 

Light welterweight medalists are from China and Italy

Defending champion Dan Dou from China went to the semi-final against third-seeded Ekaterina Dynnik (RUS). In the spectacular fight, Dan Dou celebrated a split decision victory 3:0.

Italian Angela Carini met with Milana Safronova (KAZ) and had a split decision victory 4:1. 

Carini and Dou meet against each other for the gold. 

Welterweight medal winners are China and Turkey

Liu Yang from China fought third-seeded Lovlina Borgohain (IND) and won wit split decision 3:2. 

Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey defeated Saadat Dalgatova of Russia with split decision 3:2.

The final Liu Yang vs Surmeneli is set.  

Middleweight triumph goes to Netherlands and Wales

First-seeded Nouchka Fontijn had split decision victory against 8th seeded Tammara Thibeault of Canada – 4:1. 

Another semi-final pair is Khadija Mardi, the only Moroccan reached medal, against second-seeded Lauren Price (WAL). The Welsh celebrate a unanimous victory. 

Fontijn and Price meet for gold medal bout.  

Light heavyweight medal deserved Russia and Turkey 

Two semi-finals pairs in light heavyweight were Lina Wang (CHN) vs Zenfira Magomedalieva (RUS) and Huong Ngyuen Thi (VIE) vs Elif Guneri (TUR). 

Magomedalieva won Lina Wang with split decision 4:0 and proceed to the final. Huong Ngyuen Thi (VIE) unanimously lost to Guneri. 

Russian and Turkish boxers meet in the final.  

Medals of heavyweight go to China and Kazakhstan 

First seeded Chinese Xiaoli Yang unanimously won Dina Islambekova of Kazakhstan. 

Danielle Perkins (USA) met with Katsiaryna Kavaleva (BLR) and finished the bout with RSC in the second round. 

Xiaoli Yang and Perkins fight for the title. 

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21 nations claimed medals at AIBA World Boxing Championships in Ulan Ude 

More than 20 nations secured medals at AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan Ude, Russia. Top-three are Russia with 6 athletes, China with 5 and India with 4 boxers.  

Light flyweight medalists are India, Thailand, England and Russia  

The leader of the division Hyang Mi Kim (PRK) surprisingly lost her quarter-final bout to Indian Manju Rani with split decision 4:1. The 6th seeded, Rani made already two successful fights and now goes forward against Chuthamat Raksat of Thailand. The Thai had one bout more and in the previous one, she defeated unanimously Sevda Asenova from Bulgaria. 

The 4th seeded Demie Resztan (ENG) meets 2nd seeded Ekaterina Paltseva (RUS). Both had two fights before. Paltseva won unanimously against Rabab Cheddar from Morocco in the previous round. Resztan defeated Italian Roberta Bonatti with split decision 3:2.  

Flyweight medal winners are DPR Korea, Russia, India and Turkey 

Top-seeded Choi Mi Pang from DPR Korea secured a second victory and the medal for her country. She defeated Tsukimi Namiki of Japan and the next round goes to the ring against Liliya Aetbaeva (RUS). Russian lost her fight against Thi Tam Nguyen (VIE) but after the bout review jury has overturned the decision.

Indian superstar Mary Kom claimed her historical 8th medal of the World Championships and are on her way to gold. In quarter-finals, she defeated Ingrit Valencia Victoria (COL) and now meets with Turkish hope second-seeded Busenaz Cakiroglu who won Zongju Cai of China with split decision 3:2. 

Bantamweight medals go to Chinese Taipei, India, France and the USA

Hsiao-Wen Huang (TPE) had two unanimous wins on her way to the top. Her next rival is Jamuna Boro of India who defeated Ursula Gottlob (GER) with split decision 4:1. 

Third-seeded Caroline Cruveillier of France had a victory against Antonia Konstantopoulu (AUS) and goes to the ring against Mikiah Kreps (USA). The American won the bout against Dina Zholaman (KAZ) with split decision 4:1. 

Featherweight top-4 are Chinese Taipei, Russia, England and the Philippines   

In the most crowded weight class of this Championships with 36 athletes participated defending champion Yu-Ting Lin (TPE) made 3 unanimous victories in a row and now meets with Liudmila Vorontsova (RUS). The Russian won 4th seeded Jemyma Betrian with split decision 3:2.

Another semi-final pair is Karriss Artingstall (ENG) vs Nesthy Petecio (PHI). The only Philippinian who reached medals in Ulan Ude defeated Sena Irie from Japan 4:1. Artingstall won unanimously against Yodgoroy Mirzaeva (UZB). 

Lightweight prize winners are Finland, China, Brazil and the USA

Finnish star first seeded Mira Potkonen who made first RSC won of the Championships unanimously defeated Amy Sarah Broadhurst (IRL). She fights against Cong Wang (CHN) to reach the final. The Chinese unanimously won her previous fight against Namuun Monkhor (MGL). 

Brazilian Beatriz Ferreira danced after the victory against Russian Natalia Shadrina with split decision 3:2. Her next rival is Rashida Ellis from the USA who won second-seeded Sudaporn Seesondee (THA). 

Light welterweight medalists are from China, Russia, Italy and Kazakhstan

Defending champion Dan Dou from China defeated in her only bout Megan Reid (SCO) and goes to the semi-final against Ekaterina Dynnik (RUS). Third-seeded, the Russian had two victories in a row.  

Italian Angela Carini won against Ravven Brown (USA) and meets with Milana Safronova (KAZ) who celebrated a split decision victory against second-seeded Melis Yonuzova (BUL).

Welterweight medal winners are China, India, Turkey and Russia

Liu Yang from China had a tough fight with top-seeded Nien-Chin Chen (TPE) and won against her with split decision 3:2. Her next rival is third-seeded Lovlina Borgohain (IND) who defeated Karolina Koszewska from Poland 4:1. 

Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey is on her way to success after won against Christina Desmond (IRL), but her next rival is experienced Saadat Dalgatova of Russia who defeated Oshae Jones with split decision 4:1. 

Middleweight triumph goes to Netherlands, Canada, Morocco and Wales

First-seeded Nouchka Fontijn had a unanimous victory against Lu Zheng of China and next round fights with Tammara Thibeault of Canada. 

Another semi-final pair is Khadija Mardi, the only Moroccan reached medal, against second-seeded Lauren Price (WAL). 

Light heavyweight medal deserved China, Russia, Vietnam and Turkey 

Two semi-finals pairs in light heavyweight are Lina Wang (CHN) vs Zenfira Magomedalieva (RUS) and Huong Ngyuen Thi (VIE) vs Elif Guneri (TUR). 

In the quarter-finals, Wang defended unanimously Fariza Sholtay of Kazakhstan. Magomedalieva won with abandon in the second round against Ezozakhon Melieva (UZB). 

Huong Ngyen Thi (VIE) progressed to the final defeated Krystal Graham Dixon (USA) with split decision 3:2. Guneri won Irina-Nicolette Shonberger of Germany with the same score. 

Medals of heavyweight go to China, Kazakhstan, Belarus and the USA 

First seeded Chinese Xiaoli Yang learned her first rival. Dina Islambekova of Kazakhstan won with a split decision against Flavia Severin (ITA) and became a second semi-finalist. 

Second-seeded Kristina Tkacheva from Russia lost her fight against Danielle Perkins (USA). Next fight the American meets Katsiaryna Kavaleva (BLR) who defeated Kavita Kavita from India 4:1.   

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Lazaro Alvarez is one step closer to his fourth title at AIBA World Boxing Championships

The remaining four weight categories finalists are set at AIBA World Boxing Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Featherweight medals go to Cuba and Uzbekistan

Three-times World champion Lazaro Alvarez Estrada (CUB) is on the way to his fourth title. The Cuban fought against Peter McGrail (ENG) and won in the spectacular fight scored 4:1. Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov (UZB) performed a beautiful fight against Tsenbaatar Erdenebat (MGL) but lost unanimously. For the gold medal Uzbek fights against Cuban.

Welterweight medal holders are Russia and England

Olympic bronze medalist Andrei Zamkovoi (RUS) unanimously succeeded in the fight against Ablaikhan Zhussupov (KAZ) and delighted the home crowd. He meets second seeded Pat McCormack from England who defeated Bobo-Usmon Baturov (UZB).

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are semi-finalists of the light heavyweight

Light heavyweight star top seeded Julio La Cruz surprisingly lost to Bekzad Nurdauletov (KAZ) who knocked him down during the bout. Uzbek Dilshodbek Ruzmetov successfully challenged Benjamin Whittaker (ENG). In the final he meets the Kazakh athlete.

Super heavyweight top-2 are from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

First-seeded Kamshybek Kunkabayev (KAZ) won against Justis Huni from Australia with the walkover. Bakhodir Jalolov from Uzbekistan fought against Russian Maksim Babanin and swept to a unanimous victory. In the super heavyweight final Kazakhstan fights versus Uzbekistan.

Finals start on September the 21st, at 19:00 local time (GMT+5).

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Amit of India for the first time in the country’s history progressed into the finals of AIBA World Boxing Championships

First finalists are set at AIBA World Boxing Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The crowd greets every finalist and supports boxers in the spectacular fights.

Flyweight finalists – Uzbekistan and India

Billal Bennama from France met with the Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov (UZB). Bennama has already won against the Commonwealth Games champion Galal Yafai from England who defeated the top seeded defending champion Yosvany Veitia. This time he didn’t succeed though. Zoirov was stronger and proceeded into the final.

The other semi-final participants of the flyweight division were second seeded Indian Amit and Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan. Amit succeeded with the split decision 3:2 and became the first ever Indian World championships finalist. He meets with Zoirov to fight for the gold medal.

Light Welterweight medal winners are Cuba and the USA

Defending World champion Andy Cruz Gomez from Cuba swept the victory against Indian Manish Kaushik who claimed a bronze medal.

Third seeded European Games champion Hovhannes Bachkov from Armenia lost in a tough fight to Keyshawn Davis (USA). The winner who was the only American boxer who went to the semi-finals scored 4:1.

Middleweight medals go to Russia and Philippines

Russian Gleb Bakshi hold a bright victory against Brazilian Hebert Da Conceicao and progressed into the final after the previous success against Cuban.

The champion of Asia Tursynbay Kulakhmet (KAZ) had unexpected loss to Eumir Marcial (PHI). Philippinean won unanimously.

Top-2 heavyweight nations are Russia and Ecuador

Bulgarian Radoslav Pantaleev after he unanimously beat Cuban defending World champion Erislandi Savon met with Muslim Gadzhimagomedov (RUS). Russian European Games champion was a tough rival for the strong-hearted Bulgarian, and Pantaleev lost remaining bronze medalist.

Julio Cesar Castillo Torres made a sensation by defeating the Olympic silver medalist Vassily Levit (KAZ) scored 3:2. Gadzhimagomedov and Castillo Torres meets against each other for a gold medal fight.

Next four weight classes are scheduled in the evening session.

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Second semi-finalists of AIBA World Boxing Championships

The remaining four weight categories semi-finalists are set at AIBA World Boxing Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Featherweight medals go to Cuba, England, Mongolia and Uzbekistan

Three-times World champion Lazaro Alvarez Estrada beat Russian Albert Batyrgaziev with the split decision 4:1. Indian Singh Bisht lost unanimously against Peter McGrail (ENG). Cuban and England athletes face each other in the next round.

Tsenbaatar Erdenebat (MGL) won his fight against Kurt Walker from Ireland with 5:0 score. Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov (UZB) progressed to the semi-final through the victory against second seeded Kairat Yeraliev (KAZ) and now meets with Mongolian.

Welterweight medal holders are Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and England

Russian veteran Olympic bronze medalist Andrei Zamkovoi won top seeded Olympic champion from Cuba Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo with the split decision 4:1. In the semi-final he meets Ablaikhan Zhussupov (KAZ) who won against Rohan Polanco (DOM).

Second seeded Pat McCormack from England successfully challenged Sewonrets Okazawa (JPN). In the next round he meets Bobo-Usmon Baturov (UZB).

Cuba, Kazakhstan, England and Uzbekistan are semi-finalists of the light heavyweight

Light heavyweight star Julio La Cruz faced Georgii Kushitashvili (RUS). Russian lost unanimously, and in the semi-finals Cuban fights against Bekzad Nurdauletov (KAZ) who defeated Bayram Malkan from Turkey.

Uzbek Dilshodbek Ruzmetov won against second seeded Loren Alfonso Dominguez from Azerbaijan. For the gold he challenges Benjamin Whittaker’s (ENG) who defeated Jerome Joseph-Pampellone (NZL).

Super heavyweight stars are from Kazakhstan, Austria, Russia and Uzbekistan

First seeded Kamshybek Kunkabayev (KAZ) won against Nelvie Tiafack from Germany and meets Justis Huni from Australia.

Bakhodir Jalolov from Uzbekistan won against KO Richard Torrez (USA). English Frazer Edward Clarke met with Russian Maksim Babanin. Judges declare Clarke the winner with the split decision but Russian team made a protest. The commission reviewed it according to AIBA Rules, and the result was revised afterwards. Jalolov meets Babanin next round.

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25 nations ready to fight for AIBA World Boxing Championships medals

The 1/8 final day of AIBA World Boxing Championships determined eight best boxers out of seven weight classes. In total, 25 nations have at least one representative in the quarter-final.  Top three nations are Kazakhstan and Russia with seven boxers, Cuba and England with six athletes and Uzbekistan delegates five boxers.  

FLYWEIGHT SENSATION 

In the flyweight contest a confident performance of Galal Yafai (ENG) caused a sensation through a unanimous victory against defending World champion Yosvany Veitia (CUB). The winner meets with Billal Bennama from France who defeated Vasilii Egorov (RUS). 

Bulgarian Daniel Asenov proceeded to the quarter-finals and meets with the Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov. 

Saken Bibossinov (KAZ) defeated the third seeded Yuberjen Martines Rivas from Colombia and in the next round meets with Artur Hovhannisyan (ARM). Carlo Paalam (PHI) goes to the next round to be challenged by Indian Amit. 

BANTAMWEIGHT AGENDA

Three-times World champion Lazaro Alvarez Estrada had no problem against Dorin Busca (MDA). To continue to the next round he needs to beat Russian Albert Batyrgaziev who defeated Mirko Cuello from Argentina at the previous stage. 

Tsenbaatar Erdenebat (MGL) won his fight and meets with Kurt Walker from Ireland. Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov (UZB) progressed to the quarter-final where he has high-class opponent, second seeded Kairat Yeraliev (KAZ). Indian Singh Bisht fights against Peter McGrail (ENG).

LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT FAVOURITES 

Third seeded Hovhannes Bachkov from Armenia proceeded to the quarter-final to meet Leonel De Los Santos of Dominican Republic who previously defeated Luke McCormack (ENG).

Andy Cruz Gomez from Cuba swept a unanimously victory against Zakir Safiullin (KAZ) and meets with Youth Olympic champion Ilya Popov from Russia. 

Second seeded defending World champion Sofiane Oumiha from France celebrated a victory against Bakhodur Usmonov (TJK). In the next round he fights against Keyshawn Davis from the USA. Wanderson de Oliveira (BRA) meets with Indian Manish Kaushik. 

WELTERWEIGHT FIGHTS

Top seeded Olympic champion from Cuba Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo fights against Russian veteran, Olympic bronze medalist Andrei Zamkovoi, while Rohan Polanco (DOM) goes up the ring to fight against Ablaikhan Zhussupov (KAZ). 

Second seeded Pat McCormack from England successfully challenged Lasha Guruli (GAO) and fights against Sewonrets Okazawa (JPN). Bobo-Usmon Baturov goes next against Zeyad Eashash (JOR).  

MIDDLEWEIGHT FIRST 

The 1/8 final for the weight category 75 kg took place one day earlier. There Arlen Lopez (CUB) proceeded to the next round after defeating Euri Cedeno (DOM). Russian Gleb Bakshi won a tough fight against Michael Nevin (IRL) and in the next round meets with Cuban. 

Tursynbay Kulakhmet set to the next round winning Javier Martinez from the USA in a spectacular fight. His next rival is Arman Darchinyan from Armenia who defeated the 6th seeded Andrej Csemez (SVK). 

Brazilian Hebert Da Conceicao meets with the 4th seeded Salvatore Cavallaro. And for Seyedshahin Mousavi (IRI) the next rival is Eumir Marcial (PHI). 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT STARS

Light heavyweight star Julio La Cruz faces Russian Georgii Kushitashvili who defeated strong opponent from Belarus, while Bekzad Nurdauletov (KAZ) tries to deal with Bayram Malkan from Turkey. 

Second seeded Loren Alfonso Dominguez from Azerbaijan meets Uzbek Dilshodbek Ruzmetov. Benjamin Whittaker’s (ENG) rival is Jerome Joseph-Pampellone. 

HEAVYWEIGHT BATTLES 

Cuban defending World champion Erislandi Savon beat Alexander Bwambale from Sweden and fights against Radoslav Pantaleev from Bulgaria in the quarter-finals. 

European Games champion from Russia Muslim Gadzhimagomedov won against David Nyika (NZL) and in the next round he faces the 4th seeded Cheavon Clarke (ENG).

Olympic silver medalist Vassily Levit (KAZ) defeated Marat Hryhorian of Ukraine. His next rival is Hussein Iashaish (JOR).

Second seeded Sanjar Tursunov lost to Sanjeet Sanjeet (IND) with the split decision 1:4. In the next round Indian meets Julio Cesar Castillo Torres (ECU).   

SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT AS DESSERT 

Finally, super heavyweight fights were scheduled last. First seeded Kamshybek Kunkabayev (KAZ) fights against Nelvie Tiafack from Germany. Mahammad Abdullayev from Azerbaijan’s opponent is Justis Huni from Australia. 

England Frazer Edward Clarke meets with Russian Maksim Babanin. Richard Torrez (USA) rival is Bakhodir Jalolov from Uzbekistan.

Quarter-finals are scheduled on September 18.

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