Jordan and Albania make history on Day 6 of the AIBA Youth World Championships

August 26th, 2018 / IBA

Day 6 of the AIBA Youth Women’s & Men’s World Championships saw the last preliminary bouts of the Women’s competition with the Fly (51kg) and Middle (81kg) weight categories, as well as the quarterfinals stage for the Men’s Fly (52kg), Bantam (56kg), Light (60kg), Light Welter (64kg), Welter (69kg), Middle (75kg) and Light Heavy (81kg) weight classes and the Women’s Light Fly (48kg) and Fly (51kg).


Round 1: Could day 6 bring a first view on the upcoming Youth Olympic Games?
Day 6 witnessed two boxers already qualified for the upcoming Youth Olympic Games reaching the semifinals stage in Budapest. England’s Ivan Hope Price’s win over Algeria’s AFBC African Youth Champion Hichem Maouche, and Brazil’s Luiz Oliveira impressive victory against Kazakhstan’s Karim Serkebayev, could just have brought a first glimpse of what we can expect in Buenos Aires with a world-class semi-final between them on the horizon.

Round 2: Albania edge nearer
Middleweight (75kg) Elsidita Selaj’s win on day 6 of the AIBA Youth World Championships is a day to remember for Albania, as the country’s women boxing has not been present in the big stage since the first edition of the Women’s World Championships in 2001. After claiming the EUBC Confederation Youth silver medal earlier this year, the middleweight boxer is only one step away from the podium, bringing her country’s women boxing in between the giants of the sport.

Round 3: Jordan’s Bader Osama Samreen writing history
Light welterweight (64kg) Bader Osama Samreen’s quarterfinals success wrote a new page on Jordan’s boxing history by reaching the semifinals on day 6 of the competition, the Amman-born boxer just ensured the first medal on an AIBA World Championships event for his country, proving the Jordan’s squad has some promising future.

Check out all the results here.