Celebrity News: The Spanish delegation at the European Boxing Championships of Olympic Kharkiv (Ukraine) lived a day of conflicting emotions. Jose Quiles (56 kg) managed to qualify for the quarter-finals and secured entry to the World Cup in Hamburg. Meanwhile, the second Spanish intervention of the day, Alejandro Camacho (81 kg) fell in the eighth in a bout that could finish the fast track in the first round. This Wednesday the three Spaniards who are still in contention (Carmona, Escobar, and Quiles) will fight to find the semifinals.
José Quiles was the first to jump into the ring, he did it against Ali Alagas. Turkish and Spanish were not the first time they saw the faces, they did in the rooms of the European Sub 22, where Alagas won the Spanish. In Ukraine, Quiles was far superior. The Turkish came out very impetuous, but with a swift speed, elusive and a good set of feet made him fail, which gave him unbeatable chances to score the counterpart. Thus passed the first two rounds, in the third, the pace fell and the Spaniard managed to connect his best hands, but the judges had doubts and decreed a split decision. The memories went to his previous suit, but on this occasion, there was no doubt and the Spanish took the victory.
In quarters they faced, in principle, to Stefan Ivanov. The Bulgarian has suffered in the eighth finals a dramatic cut that puts in serious doubt his participation. If the doctors do not let him compete Quiles will go to the semifinals and the medal will be secured. After finishing the fight, the Spaniard was very happy.
The bitter moment was Alejandro Camacho (81 kg) who fell by unanimous decision against the Irishman Sean Lazzerini. The two left one of the most colorful matches of the championship and both were close to finalizing the suit before the limit. Camacho started much better and sent the canvas twice to his rival, but the Irishman recovered and in the second round was quite a storm for him. Which cost him an account in his favor. The balance was level and only remained one round, in him Lazzerini came more and more forcefully, which inclined the final punctuation in his favor.