Sports: Armenian boxer Gurgen Hovhannisyan grabs silver at Strandja 2018

Panorama, Armenia
Feb 26 2018

The 69th International Boxing Tournament Strandja 2018 has come to an end in Sofia, Bulgaria, with Armenia's heavyweight boxer Gurgen Hovhannisyan winning a silver medal.

Hovhannisyan lost his bout against Petar Belberov of Bulgaria in the finals to win the silver medal, the National Olympic Committee told

A total of seven boxers headed by assistant coach Vahan Adilkhanyan represented Armenia at Strandja 2018. Of them, four athletes made it through to the quarter-finals of the boxing tournament.

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