Artur Bazeyan and Hovhannes Bachkov reached the final of the European Boxing Championship in Yerevan.
Artur Bazeyan (57 kg) celebrated an impressive victory in the semifinals. The opponent was Javier Diaz Ibanez from Bulgaria. In Bazeyan's fight, the referees gave the advantage to the Armenian boxer in three rounds.
The bronze medalist of the Tokyo Olympics Hovhannes Bachkov competed in the semifinals of the 63.5 kg weight class with the Hungarian Richard Kovacs and did not give any chance to his opponent with a score of 5-0.
The boxers met for the second time in the ring. The first fight took place in the quarterfinals of the 2017 European Championship in Kharkov, Hovhannes Bachkov won.