The women’s flyweight (51kg), the bantamweight (54kg), the lightweight (60kg), the welterweight (69kg), the middleweight (75kg) and the heavyweight (+81kg) boxers were in action in the third day of boxing. The men boxers competed at the bantamweight (56kg), lightweight (60kg), light welterweight (64kg), the welterweight (69kg), and the light heavyweight (81kg) on Day3.
The Adriatic Pearl Youth Tournament is a preparation event for the upcoming AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships which will be held in Kielce, Poland on April 10-24. Boxers who were born in 2002 and in 2003 are able to attend in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships therefore the local organizers in Budva decided to schedule the Adriatic Pearl Youth Tournament for the same age group.
Powerful nations as Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, India, Georgia and Bulgaria are all attending at the Adriatic Pearl Youth Tournament. The best Indian female and male boxers are there in the Adriatic Pearl Youth Tournament with great expectations. Head coach of the Uzbek team Mr. Hamid Tangribergenov selected eight women and fourteen youth male boxers following the training camps. Uzbekistan’s 22-strong team will be chasing for the medals and titles of the first edition of the Adriatic Pearl Youth Tournament in Montenegro.
Uzbekistan’s Dilshod Abdumurodov is relatively new face in the national team but he proved amazing style of boxing in the third competition day. The Uzbek bantamweight (56kg) boxer eliminated Georgia’s EUBC European Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Giorgi Sajaia and joined to the last four. His fellow at the lightweight (60kg), Zolotarev Memorial Tournament winner Aydos Tagaybayev had the stamina to beat Ukraine’s Danyl Zaomorylo and he also advanced to the semi-finals.
Vinka claimed gold medal at the light welterweight (64kg) in the Ulaanbaatar 2019 ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships which was India’s third female gold medal in Mongolia. The Indian light welterweight (64kg) boxer won her opening contest already in Montenegro but she managed to arrange the next success on Day3. The 18-year-old boxer was smaller than Finland’s Suvi Tujula but used an aggressive style to reduce the fighting distance. Vinka continued her game play in the same way and following the standing counts, the referee stopped their bout in the second round.
Uzbekistan’s Ferghana-based Sevinchkhon Mirkhonjonova claimed silver medal at the welterweight (69kg) in the 2020 Elite National Championships. The 18-year-old boxer received the right to attend at the Adriatic Pearl Youth Tournament where she met with India’s Arundhati Choudhary. Her Indian opponent was named as the Best Asian Woman Junior Boxer in 2018 and landed tough hooks in the first round.
The Indian southpaw used her longer reach well enough in the second period and she continued that strong performance until the final gong. Alfiya Tarannum Akram Khan Pathan won the title at the Fujairah 2019 ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships and the Indian talent joined to the youth age group in January 2020. She started her boxing career first in her family which supports her preparation to reach her international goals. The 17-year-old Indian met with one of the best European heavyweight (+81kg) boxer, Moldova’s Daria Kozorez but she has done great job in the bout. Alfiya was never stopped attacking and won their tough contest in Montenegro continuing her successful international career.