The draw took place at the World Championships in Tashkent, which was boycotted by boxers from 19 countries due to the participation of Russians and Belarusians. Despite the absentees, the vast majority have to fight to get to 32.
|The Hungarian team and coaches are already on the site (Facebook / MÖSZ)|
With its total prize money of $5.2 million, Tashkent and the International Boxing Association (IBA) are trying to organize a World Cup that would attract participants, and at the same time send a signal to the International Olympic Committee and the recently formed world boxing competition. They must take the fight with Gazprom’s money. Who wants to replace IBA.
In any case, due to the full participation of Russians and Belarusians, 19 countries are already boycotting the World Cup, including the United States, Canada and Argentina, as well as 16 European countries (but this also includes English, Scottish and Welsh). , who join together into a separate association, just like soccer). Hungary enters the ring, represented by seven out of 13 weight groups – and now we also know who gave Fortuna which branch. (The men will be placed in eight categories in Paris, and five from our Tashkent team weigh in.)
alone at the 12,500 Humo Arena in the May 1 opener Bloody Roland The 57kg boxer, former European boxing world champion will start with the bronze medal against Indonesia’s Usua Holly Macihur for a place in the round of 32 and, should he win, the winner of a Nigerian-Ecuadorean showdown awaits him.
Attila Bernat The Bantamweight (51kg) will start against two-time European Champion Daniel Aszynov of Bulgaria to reach the Round of 32. Stephen Zakai (54 kg) will play his only match to reach 32, against Turkmenistan Dovlet Muhanov, if he wins, he will be followed by the top seed, World Cup silver medalist Mahmoud Zapierhan. With Richard Kovacs (63.5 kg) after Ghanaian Jose Komi, who reached the European finals in France, Lons Hamraoui, he will probably face him among the 32. One of our “Ukrainians” Maxim Bilibek (71kg) will play Tajikistan’s Dolot Makhamov, then fifth seed, defending champion Japan’s Okazawa Seifun could follow for a place in the round of 16. Akilov Beleb (75 kg) and Pal Kovacs (80 kg) of strength at least in the first round, the former will be able to compete against Georgian Giorgi Harabadze, and the latter against Kenyan Robert Okaka in the round of 16.
Our team followed the action at a training camp in Spain, along with the Austrians, French, Spaniards and Mauritians, as well as the Scots who ultimately didn’t start in Tashkent. The newly appointed head coach of our team, Uzbek Hamid Tangrebergenov, can lead our wrestlers to the first world championship from a local narrow corner, among whom there are also two naturalized Ukrainians – Maxim Bilibek and Akilov Bilib – he may be the only Ukrainian. The World Cup contestants because of course their country is at the forefront of the boycott. Former national team captain, Robert Birtok, was with the team as Selma manager.
The world championship lasts two weeks, and the finals will be held on May 13 and 14 – it will be a great surprise if we can also support Hungarian boxers on these two days. The last time a Hungarian boxer (Gyula Keti) stood on the World Cup podium was 14 years ago in Milan.
51 kg: Attila Bernat (DVSC). 54 kg: István Szaka (UTE-Madárfészek Academy). 57 kg: Ferris Rowland (Halker Kirali Team). 63.5 kg: Richard Kovacs (New York City). 71 kg: Makszim Pilipec (BP. Honvéd). 75 kg: Akilov Belep (BP. Honvéd). 80 kg: Pál Kovács (BP, Honvéd)
Coaches: Hamid Tangrebergenov, Daniel Rigi, Lagos Nagy
May 1-8: Qualifications. May 9-10: Quarterfinals. May 11: vacation. May 12: semi final. May 13-14: finals
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