Baku, Azerbaijan, June 25
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Azerbaijani boxer Teymur Mammadov, competing in men's light heavy (81 kg) and reaching the final of the first European Games, hopes to win a gold medal.
"My semifinal match with the Russian boxer was not easy," Mammadov told reporters.
"I had a strong contender," he said. "I have been able to win because I am more experienced."
Mammadov also spoke about the upcoming match in the final.
Mammadov will compete with Italian boxer Valentino Manfredonia.
"I do not know my opponent," he said. "I have never met with him. I hope that everything will be good."
The European Games that kicked off in Baku June 12, will last till June 28. There is a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports.
More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe came to Baku to represent their nations over 17 days of competition. Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.