By Alexey Sukachev
XXXVIII European boxing championship's finals are right under way now at 'Megasport" arena in Moscow, Russia. Live results of the tournament are presented below.
8th day results:
106 pounds / 48 kg (Light flyweight) - Final:
Paddy Barnes (IRL) - Elvin Mamishzade (AZR) - 4:1
113 pounds / 51 kg (Flyweight) - Final:
Misha Aloyan (RUS) - Khalid Saeed Yafai (ENG) - 4:1
119 pounds / 54 kg (Bantamweight) - Final:
Eduard Abzalimov (RUS) - Georgiy Chigaev (UKR) - 5:0
125 pounds / 57 kg (Featherweight) - Final:
Denis Makarov (GER) - Ian Weaver (ENG) - 7:2
132 pounds / 60 kg (Lightweight) - Final:
Albert Selimov (RUS) - Thomas Stalker (ENG) - 8:4
141 pounds / 64 kg (Light Welterweight) - Final:
Grachik Dzhavahyan (ARM) - Gyula Kate (HUN) - 3:2
152 pounds / 69 kg (Welterweight) - Final:
Balazs Bacskai (HUN) - Alexis Vastine (FRA) - 12:1. Most observers felt the bout was even and Bacskai was awarded with some extra points in comparison with Vastine.
165 pounds / 75 kg (Middleweight) - Final:
Artem Chebotarev (RUS) - Darren O'Neill (IRL) - 16:7 (2;1, 6:3, 8:3). Chebotarev, boxing in purely professional manner, scored a knockdown in round three of one of the most exciting fights of the tournament.
178 pounds / 81 kg (Light Heavyweight) - Final:
Artur Beterbiyev (RUS) - Abdelkader Bouhenia (FRA) - RSC 1. Hard-hitting kayo artist Beterbiyev went right at his french foe and almost literally hammered him under the canvas. Bouhenia was issued with two standing eight counts before the contest was stopped on the second minute of the stanza. Score was 5:0 for the Russian but it didn't reflect an actual score; more appropriate result would have been 10:0 or 12:0. Beterbiyev stopped three of his four foes in the tournament.
201 pounds / 91 kg (Heavyweight) - Final:
Egor Mekhontsev (RUS) - Tervel Pulev (BUL) - 10:1 (0:1, 3;0, 7:0). Favorite Mekhontsev got untracked by Kubrat Pulev's younger brother before finally finding his rhythm in the second round. Pulev used some dirty tactics but Mekhontsev paid no attention to it and ultimately got the better of Bulgarian in the final round. Pulev was given a standing count in seconds before the bell.
201+ pounds / 91+ kg (Super Heavyweight) - Final:
Sergey Kuzmin (RUS) - Victor Zuyev (BLR) - 7:3 (0:2, 1:0, 6:1). Lighter, smaller Zuyev was slightly better for six minutes but being notably fatigued after two rounds was involved into a brawl with much heavier Kuzmin in the last stanza. Kuzmin became Russia's seventh gold medalist.