ASBC Asian Junior Champions as Yerassyl Yermek and Abzal Serik were among the winners of the Kazakhstan Men’s Youth National Games

Kazakhstan hosted its Youth National Championships earlier this year and their second competition for this age group the Youth National Games was held in the city of Atyrau. ASBC Asian Junior Champions as Yerassyl Yermek and Abzal Serik both won their weight categories in the Youth National Games.

Boxers who were born in 2003 and in 2004 were eligible to attend in the Youth National Games where altogether 176 male talents competed for the medals from all regions of Kazakhstan. The number of the male weight classes was 11, besides to the official 10 categories the pinweight (46kg) has been added to the program as usual in Kazakhstan.

The city of Atyrau is famous of its boxing schools and events, many of the international and national competition were held there in the recent years. Atyrau hosted the Taimanov & Utemisov Memorial Tournament, the Kulibayev Prizes Tournament and several national championships in the previous years.

Youth National Champion Ernar Karap was confident in the pinweight (46kg), he controlled all of his four contests in Atyrau and defeated also a younger talent, Ramazan Nurlybayev of Karagandy region in the final. Kyzyl-Orda region’s Bakbergen Tursynbay was not the main favourite of the light flyweight (49kg) but the 17-year-old talent defeated Shymkent’s Sevdiyer Nishanbayev in the final. Kazakhstan’s defending AIBA Youth World Champion from Kielce, Sanzhar Tashkenbay missed the competition.

Abdulla Patiyev of Turkestan region was the most experienced boxer at the men’s flyweight (52kg) but the gold medal was achieved by Zhandos Zhumabekov who defeated such strong rivals as Bekzat Aldamzharov, Gabbas Dyusekenov and Agazhan Kadir. Pavlodar region’s Berik Temirzhanov was the main gold medal contender of the bantamweight (56kg) but in the final he was defeated by Nursultan Altynbek of Kyzyl-Orda region.

ASBC Asian Junior Champion Yerassyl Yermek is only 17 but defeated all of his older rivals by large margin of differences including his final opponent at the lightweight (60kg), Asylbek Naizabek. Another ASBC Asian Junior Champion promising boxer, Abzal Serik of Shymkent won three contests by RSC during his road to the final of the light welterweight (64kg). Serik controlled the title contest over his main national rival Bekzad Bitimov of Atyrau region and celebrated his next success.

Almaty’s Youth National Champion Armat Armanuly has got international experiences and after his easy triumphs, he had to do his very best against Adilzhan Zhandarbek of Turkestan region in the final of the welterweight (69kg). ASBC Asian Junior Champion Sultan Babakhanov is Kazakhstan’s biggest youth talent who defeated all of his rivals with confidence but he was unable to box in the final of the middleweight (75kg). Following three successes, Nursultan’s Bakbergen Aliaskarov walked over to the gold medal of this strong weight category.

Nursultan’s next gold medal was achieved by 17-year-old Temirlan Mukatayev at the light heavyweight (81kg) following his success over Dauren Mamyr of Shymkent. Almaty’s Madi Amirov was quarter-finalist at the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in April and he used his power to stop all of his opponents in the Youth National Games. Turkestan region’s Daniyal Saparbay won the last title of the Games, he defeated Almaty’s Diyar Roman at the super heavyweight (+91kg).

List of the winners in the Kazakhstan Men’s Youth National Games
46kg: Ernar Karap, 2003
49kg: Bakbergen Tursynbay, 2004
52kg: Zhandos Zhumabekov, 2003
56kg: Nursultan Altynbek, 2003
60kg: Yerassyl Yermek, 2004
64kg: Abzal Serik, 2003
69kg: Armat Armanuly, 2003
75kg: Bakbergen Aliaskarov, 2003
81kg: Temirlan Mukatayev, 2004
91kg: Madi Amirov, 2003
+91kg: Daniyal Saparbay, 2003

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