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Azerbaijan wins two gold and one bronze at AIBA boxing championship - PHOTOS

04 May 2010 [13:55] - TODAY.AZ
The final day of the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championship unveiled the winners.
Thus, Azerbaijan, Cuba, Germany, India, Ukraine, Brazil and Ireland grabbed gold.

Cuba's youth boxing team excelled today as three of their athletes took gold medals at the AIBA Youth World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Germany's Artur Brill (57 kg) triumphed in the featherweight division, beating Cuba's Norlan Yera Diaz. Azerbaijani boxer Elvin Isayev took the bronze.

The pressure was on for India's Krishan Vikas in the lightweight final as he faced Lithuania's Evaldas Petrauskas. In a close match the Indian used his height and reach advantage to full effect to counteract Petrausakas's body blows, finishing one point ahead to clinch the title. In the light welterweight contest, Junior World Champion Oleg Nekliudov of the Ukraine beat Argentina`s Fabian Maidana.

Brazil’s David Laurencio da Costa overcame the Asian Youth Champion Ahmad Mamadjanov of Uzbekistan to take the gold medal at welterweight.

Ireland's Joseph Ward was the second boxer of the day to make the transition from Junior to Youth World Champion. He easily overcame Damien Hooper from Australia 6-1.

Croatia's Filip Hrgovic entered the ring for the super heavyweight final nursing a cut above the eye but this did not stop him easing ahead of France's Tony Yoka to clinch the title for Croatia.

Salman Alizade and Shaban Shahpelengov of Azerbaijan both took the gold.


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