ASBC President Mr. Anas Alotaiba and the whole management send their sincere condolences to Mr. Adylkan Bekbolotov’s family

The President of the Asian Boxing Confederation and Vice-President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Mr. Anas Alotaiba, furthermore the whole ASBC management are sending their sincere condolences to Mr. Adylkan Bekbolotov’s family following the former head coach of the Kyrgyz national team died at the age of 58 following his colon surgery’s complications.

Kyrgyzstan’s boxing icon Mr. Adylkan Bekbolotov was born in the small village of Kurmenty in the Issyk-Kul region in 1962. He started his boxing career under the supervision of his trainer Mr. Sergey Ilin in 1975 at the age of 13. He was selected on the Ovcharov Memorial Tournament to train in the boxing department of sport named after Krupskaya.

He was finalist in the Soviet Union Schoolboys National Spartakyad as first career highlight and he was invited to the USSR national team at the age of 16. Bekbolotov became the Master of Sports of the Soviet Union in 1980 at the age of 18 and claimed high number of medals as a schoolboy, cadet and junior boxer.

Adylkan Bekbolotov won the Kyrgyz SSR Republican Boxing Championships 10-times during his elite career. He claimed silver medal at the Canada Box Cup, achieved two bronze medals in the Giraldo Cordova Cardin Memorial Tournament, earned silver also at the Algerian International Boxing Tournament and competed at the Grand Prix Usti nad Labem in Czechoslovakia.  

He won the Dinamo’s Central Spartakyad in the USSR two-times and claimed bronze medals in the 1985 and 1987 editions of the Soviet Union National Cup. Adylkan Bekbolotov represented the Kyrgyz SSR in several editions of the Soviet Union National Championships including in the 1989 event which was held in Frunze as today called in Bishkek. He competed mostly at the lightweight (60kg) and light welterweight (63.5kg) categories during his long and successful boxing career.

Following his active boxing career, he served the country as trainer and became head coach of the national team in 2008 which he hold until 2017. During his leadership in the national squad, the Kyrgyz boxers reached a fantastic highlight in the Amman 2013 ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships where Azat Usenaliev achieved gold while Omurbek Malabekov, Ermek Sakenov and Sergei Parenko bagged bronze medals.

May his soul will rest in eternal peace in Kyrgyzstan.  

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