The Catalonia team has reaffirmed the team’s title of champion, which it had already achieved last year Palenciain the competition of men 94th Edition of the Spanish Olympic Boxing Championships held on Municipal Pavilion Wssell de Guimbarda of Cartagena. The Catalan squad thus joined Madridwho won the women’s title on Friday.
In the finals, Catalonia achieved four victories, managing to Thomas Slavick Castejon (-51kg), Michael Sancho (-75kg), William Palau (-92kg) at alex leutaud (-92kg). In addition, he was also able to include three other men in this round who had to settle for silver: Jose Rachonwho fell against the Valencian Alexander Reyes at -48kg, Victor Hurtadodefeated by the talented Saber Majouti (-67kg) at Sebastian Pinoargotewho saw how he escaped victory in his duel against Sergio Martinez (Valencian Community) at -71 kg. It was the most anticipated final and, no doubt, it fulfilled expectations.
Gabriel Escobar did not fail
The Madrid team won the victories of Gabriel Escobar (-54 kg), which has been difficult throughout the tournament, and Juan Pantoja (-57 kg), which in another great fight eliminated Navarrese in a strict manner Raul Escudero, one of the sensations of the week. At -86 kg, also from Madrid Andy Tamayo | he controlled the match until, an injury in the third and final round, the Canary benefited Diop Niang Makhtar.
The other three individual winners correspond to three different Communities and they are all linked to the national team. Pablo Coy (-80 kg), representative of the Region of Murcia, is superior to the Galician David Alvarezthe Basque Oier Ibarretxe prevailed at -63.50 kg and Salvador Flores (Andalusia), was superior to a greatn Carlos Martinez (Valencian Community), in a clash with -60 kg of men with an unusual future.
It put an end to a brilliant edition of the Championships, which corresponds to the centenary of Spanish Boxing Federationheld at the end of August.
“I think this year, and despite the fact that our Championships coincide with the Mediterranean Games, there is a quality that has not been seen in a long time. And that is a symptom of the boom in our boxing that, for sure, just an explosion in the coming years ”, he added. Felipe Martínez, president of the Spanish Boxing Federation.
Source: La Verdad
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