The 27th Brandenburg Youth Cup started with 25 bouts which were divided into three sessions in Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany. Germany’s best male talent, Dennis Bril defeated his second strong rival in the event where the Danish and the Hungarian boxers won several bouts on Day2.
The Brandenburg Youth Cup is one of the traditional youth competitions in the European continent and several stars joined the competition. The Brandenburg Youth Cup was a smaller tournament in 2020 and in 2021 in comparison to the past but the female and male event is now much stronger.
The 27th Brandenburg Youth Cup is the preparation competition for the upcoming IBA Youth World Boxing Championships which will be held in La Nucia on November 13-27.
The bout of the day
Germany’s Dennis Bril is not only their top youth talent, but he won the U22 National Championships a few weeks ago. The 18-year-old boxer has strong family connections to boxing, and his genetics paid off once again in the second day as well. Bril eliminated his first rival, Canada’s Victor Tremblay on Day1 and he had another experienced opponent as next, Netherlands’ Roman Tkachovskyi. The German bantamweight (54kg) boxer used his excellent tempo in their meeting and landed shots from all of the possible angles against the competitive rival. The final verdict was unanimous decision for Bril who is Germany’s top male prospect at the IBA Youth World Boxing Championships.
Hungary’s Csaba Zsigo reached the quarter-finals at the annual EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships and he won a few international tournaments too. The 17-year-old boxer moved up to the flyweight (51kg) but he had different speed as Netherlands’ Ferman Sagir and won their contest unanimously. His teammate, Rafael Buza was also quarter-finalist in Sofia, and used his best combinations to beat Sweden’s Hugo Harstedt at the light welterweight (63.5kg).
Denmark sent a strong team to the Brandenburg Youth Cup and their Victor Osipowski continued their winning path in Frankfurt an der Oder. The Danish light welterweight (63.5kg) boxer was too smart for Netherlands’ former Ukrainian Oleh Sapizhak and he controlled most of the exchanges. Another Danish boxer was in action in the first session of the second competition day, Lucas Bauer and he managed to win his difficult contest against England’s Levi Barnes at the welterweight (67kg).
Sweden’s siblings, Hugo and Axel Harstedt lost their contests in the second competition day but their top youth boxer, Elwin Belezika shined once again in the Brandenburg Youth Cup. The 17-year-old heavyweight (92kg) boxer, who earned a bronze medal at the 2022 EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships, started with a narrow success on Day1 and he had another tough contest next day. Belezika used his longer reach against Hungary’s Jozsef Balogh and he managed to win his second fight in this international event.
Denmark’s EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships bronze medallist Sofie Rosshaug is in fantastic shape this year and following the Silesian Women’s Open, she amazed the crowd in Frankfurt an der Oder too. The 18-year-old Danish light flyweight (50kg) boxer landed the better shots than England’s Ebony Jones and she defeated another big name in 2022. Rosshaug’s main rival in the Brandenburg Youth Cup, Germany’s EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships silver medallist Jessica Vollmann stopped Poland’s Oliwia Jakubczyk in the second semi-final.
Hungary’s EUBC European Junior Champion Levente Olah had an early exit at the Sofia 2022 EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships. He trained hard in the recent period to adopt the rhythm of the youth competitions and won his recent tournaments. The 17-year-old Hungarian demonstrated his power and quick attacks against Germany’s Arman Gohar Shenasan Esfahani and the referee stopped their contest. In the next lightweight (60kg) contests, England’s duo, Nelson Birchall and Louie Ward also won their meetings by RSC.