The EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships in Ploiesti, Romania has arrived to the final stage. Altogether 378 boxers from 32 countries took part, but only 52 of them (26 boys and 26 girls) will fight in tomorrow’s final bouts. First part of the finals will start at 1 pm, and the second will be at 5:30 pm.
The competition started on July 21. There were eight days of boxing until today’s rest day. This is the second European Championships in this year, after the Youth Europeans that was held in Yerevan last May.
Leading into the finals, the most successful countries are Ukraine, Armenia and England. Ukraine has dominated among the women, with 9 finalists out of 13 possible. They also have 2 finalists among the men. Armenia is the leading national team in the male competition with as many as 8 boxers. England is the following country with 5 male boxers, and 3 female finalists.
Boxers from 7 countries will have representatives in the female final bouts. It will be Ukraine, Turkey, England, Italy, Romania, IBA – Czech Republic and Hungary. Regarding the male finals, there will be boxers from 12 countries, such as Armenia, England, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine, IBA – Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, IBA – Germany, Moldova, Greece and Albania.
The organization of the event is at a high level. The Romanian Boxing Federation has shown really great organizational skills, making sure that all standards are met. All the bouts were streamed on the EUBC official YouTube channel, while the finals will be broadcasted on Romanian national TV.