Kickboxing Day 3: Final fights

On the last day of competition at the European Universities combat championship, the final ring fights took place in both competitions in “Dom sportova” hall. 

Nikola Todorović from the University of Novi Sad won the gold medal in the category -75kg.


"I knew that an extremely prepared opponent was waiting for me. I followed his matches and saw that he knows how to win. I focused as much as possible, the tactics from the coach was effective. It seems to me that this is a very quality competition. A lot of fighters are here - I did the first match with the Russian, the second with the Polish and everyone is at a high level, they came ready. All praise for the competition", Todorović said after the final fight.


Miloš Đukic represented the University of Novi Sad in the -81kg category and he was defeated by Ukrainian Oleksandr Paviluk in the final.


“For the first time, I am competing in the University Championship with over 1300 competitors. The atmosphere is phenomenal. Before the finals, I had two good matches - in the first round I beat a Croat, a local fighter, in the next round I had a very solid and hearty Polish where I won 3-0 points and even threw him into a knock-down. In the finals I worked against the Ukrainian where I unfortunately lost, the nuances decided, he is very experienced. However, head up, let’s move on. I'm satisfied, I did great. Now we are taking a break, maybe I will go to the preparations with the Serbian national team, but we will see", Đukic said.


Maxim Cherenko, Timur Gatin and Vladimir Choban from Russia were awarded gold in the categories -67kg, -71kg and -86kg.


In the women's competition, Monika Coclikova, Lucia Cmarova and Alexandra Filipova of Slovakia won gold in the categories -56kg, -60kg and -65kg.


"The final fight was very difficult because I had a good friend of mine for the opponent, so it was a more friendly fight. However, I am happy to win", said Filipova.