Hovhannes Bachkov vs. Lounes Hamraoui
Hovhannes Bachkov gained a second European Newbie Championships gold medal of his profession after one other punishing show in immediately’s closing.
Bachkov, an unbeaten skilled who’s pushing in direction of world title rivalry, returned to the newbie code to signify Armenia within the gentle welterweight class and, this afternoon, the 29-year-old defeated France’s Lounes Hamraoui within the showpiece.
The Probellum fighter, 3-0 within the paid ranks, was awarded the gold medal in any case 5 judges gave him the with nod, with scores of 30-25 (x4) and 30-24, after the three rounds.
Bachkov, who compelled a standing rely on Hamraoui, had been a dominant pressure all through the competitors and was congratulated after his win by Armenian-German boxing legend Arthur Abraham.
Bachkov made an identical transfer again into the amateurs final summer season, when already a professional, to compete on the delayed Tokyo Olympics and got here residence with a bronze medal.
Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, is internet hosting the event and nationwide hero Backhov has taken benefit of guidelines that permit professionals to return and compete in newbie competitions.
The No1 seed within the 63.5kg division, Bachkov gained European Championships gold in 2017 and made it by the ultimate 5 years on, after a semi-final win over Richard Kovacs on Sunday.
Bachkov’s quarter-final win came to visit Petr Novak, of the Czech Republic, which got here after a gap bout of the event towards Nice Britain’s Joe Tyers.
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