Armenian boxer Zhorzhik Marutyan (60 kg) defeated Azerbaijani opponent Jalal Garbanov by a technical knockout in his first fight within the framework of the European Under-22 Boxing Championships in Italy, informs the Armenian Boxing Federation.
In the first two rounds, Marutyan had a huge advantage and during one of his blows, the opponent got his eyebrow cut. In the second round, the ring referee stopped the fight. The doctors did not allow him to continue the fight, and Marutyan was awarded the victory as he had a big advantage on points.
The triumph of the Armenian boxers continued on the third day of the European Under-22 Boxing Championship in Italy as all boxers representing Armenia defeated their opponents.
Armen Mashakaryan defeated Nikola Buksa from Moldova. Hambardzum Hakobyan (81 kg) also won, defeating Peter Bartoza of Poland at the European Under-22 Boxing Championship in Italy.
Rudolf Gaboyan (52 kg) is set to compete in the evening in a match against Maxim Halink of Ukraine.