The 1/4 final stage of the European Championship among boxers under the age of 22 has ended in Budva, Montenegro.
Idman.biz reports that 4 more athletes of the Azerbaijan national team won and qualified for the semi-finals.
One of the members of the team, Tural Sariyev (48 kg) faced Padraig Downey (Ireland). Sariyev defeated his opponent 5:0 (30:26, 30:27, 30:26, 30:27, 29:28). He will fight against Musheg Bayanduryan (Russia) in the semi-finals.
Nijat Huseynov (51 kg) won his next victory. This time, the European champion eliminated the Italian Fares Al-Assi - 5:0 (30:27, 30:27, 30:27, 30:25, 30:27). Huseynov will fight against Turkish Semih Gumuş on the way to the final.
In the 57 kg category, Azrak Babirov met Irish Pears Carey in the 1/4 finals. The fight ended with a 5:0 (28:27, 29:26, 29:26, 29:26, 29:26) victory of the team member. Babirov will face Rafig Amirkhanov (Russia) in his next match.
Murad Allahverdiyev (80 kg), who secured the license for the Paris-2024 Summer Olympic Games, tested Delil Dadayev (Germany). The fight ended with the victory of our compatriot 4:1 (29:28, 29:28, 28:29, 29:28, 29:28). He will test his strength against French Yojerlin Cesar in the semi-finals.
With this, the number of our boxers who qualified for the semi-finals and secured at least a bronze medal for themselves increased to 5. Previously, Marjona Savriyeva (50 kg) also acquired this right.
Ruslan Gadirov (54 kg) and Magsud Khasmetov (60 kg) were upset by the defeat in the 1st step of the medal - in the 1/4 finals.
It should be noted that the semi-final matches will be held today.