Junior Azerbaijani female boxers to battle for European medals

Baku, July 15 (AZERTAC). Azerbaijani female boxers will compete in the EUBC European Youth and Junior Championships in Assisi, Italy from July 20-27.

Azerbaijan`s hopes will be pinned on Aliya Velizade at 54kg, Maryam Jabrayilova at 64kg and Alina Hajiyeva at 81kg.

118 junior and 106 youth boxers are on the entry list of the EUBC European Women’s Youth and Junior Continental Championships, where Russia, Turkey and Ukraine will be competing with the maximum number of thirteen junior and ten youth boxers.

The European Boxing Confederation decided to launch the event for the women’s youth and junior boxers after the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

The last event was held in Wladyslawowo, Poland where the Russian delegation took home almost 50% of the gold medals.


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