Asian youth boxers in action in Turkey

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Asian youth boxers in action in Turkey
43 Asian youth boxers will be in action in the upcoming Ahmet Cömert Youth Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey where 17 nations will be attending in the strong competition. Used to be the prestigious event was held for elite boxers but the Turkish Boxing Federation decided to host the competition for youth athletes this year.
Kazakhstan is sending nine boxers to the competition and among them eight were born in 1998 which means those athletes can take part in the youth level in 2016 as well. Heydar Aliyev Junior Cup silver medallist Rustam Khamidov (49 kg), Brandenburg Youth Cup winner Aidos Arapov (52 kg), AIBA Junior World Championships bronze medallist Serik Temirzhanov (56 kg), Pavlyukov Youth Tournament winner Sadreddin Akhmedov (69 kg) , Heydar Aliyev Junior Cup winner Bek Nurmaganbet (75 kg) and former AIBA Junior World Champion Rakhat Marzhikpayev (75 kg) are the biggest names of their delegation.
Uzbekistan sent maximum numbers of ten boxers to the Ahmet Cömert Youth Tournament, all of the weight classes will have an athlete from the strong Central Asian country. Among them eight athletes were born in 1998 Korea eight boxers with five youngsters who are spending their first year in the youth age group. ASBC Asian Youth Champions such as Obidjon Tokhirov and Eldar Merzhanov are the most experienced in the team who are already 18 but their newcomers are also enough strong to get medals in Istanbul.
Uzbek Youth National Champion Otabek Holmatov (49 kg), ASBC Asian Junior Championships silver medallist Oybek Jurayev (52 kg), Youth National Cup winner Shunkor Abdurasulov (56 kg), Heydar Aliyev Junior Cup silver medallist Bekhruz Rakhmonov (60 kg) and Uzbek Youth National Champion Sanjar Tursunov (81 kg) all have got enough experiences to reach top results in Istanbul. The team still consists medallists from the last Uzbek Youth National Championships: Ziyodbek Urolov (64 kg), Ulugbek Sobirov (69 kg) and Shokhrukhbek Rustamov (75 kg).
Iran and Korea both registered eight boxers to the Ahmet Cömert Youth Tournament and their youngsters can show their talents in Istanbul. Jordan will have four boxers including super talented Ahmed Mohammed Al-Matbouli and Yazan Esheish whose elder brothers are also in our sport. Turkmenistan will have three boxers including their experienced Serdar Amangeldiyev (60 kg) and Nuryagdy Nuryagdyyev (69 kg).
Afghanistan’s Nasim Sadiki was bronze medallist at the Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament in Anapa on March where he was able to beat three Russian boxers in the strong challenge. Afghanistan’s great future hope will be there also at the Ahmet Cömert Youth Tournament in Turkey to prove his skills once again.