Dream finals will be held in the Kazakhstan Women’s National Spartakyad

The Kazakhstan Women’s National Spartakyad is underway in the city of Petropavl which is the capital of the North Kazakhstan region. Several of the dream finals realized between the stars of Kazakh women’s boxing in Petropavl in this important Spartakyad.

The competition is being held in all of the twelve women’s weight categories from the minimumweight (48kg) up to the heavyweight (+81kg) in Petropavl. Fifty-two contests have been concluded in four competition days and most of the winners are in the semi-finals or even joined the finals.

Almaty’s Alua Balkybekova is one of the top stars of the minimumweight (48kg) in the entire world and she had the speed and strength to stop Baktygul Baybekova in her quarter-final contest in Petropavl. The younger prospects of this weight class such as Gulnaz Buribayeva and Anel Kudaybergen also joined the semi-finals.

Almaty’s star, the former two-time World Champion Nazym Kyzaibay is Kazakhstan’s best boxer at the light flyweight (50kg) and she stopped her semi-final opponent from the Kyzyl-Orda region, Akbota Bolat. Her final opponent will be a young talent, Gulnar Turapbay who also had a quick victory in the next bout of the championships.

Almaty’s 21-year-old Anel Sakysh caused one of the main surprises in the semi-finals when she eliminated the former Youth World Champion Balaussa Muzdiman which means she can fight for the title of the bantamweight (54kg) with the reigning ASBC Asian Champion Zhaina Shekerbekova.

Kostanay region’s Vladislava Kukhta had a tight battle against Aidana Zabynbekova but the silver medallist from the 2021 ASBC Asian Boxing Championships won their meeting. Kukhta, who moved up to the lightweight (60kg) a few months ago, will now meet for the gold, favourite Rimma Volosenko who bowed out Shakhnaz Issayeva.

The Tokyo Olympian Nadezhda Ryabets had a key semi-final bout at the welterweight (66kg) against veteran Dariga Shakimova but she had the energetic attacks to win their semi-final. Ryabets will be boxing for the title with the promising Natalia Bogdanova who had the speed to beat Milana Safronova, the bronze finisher from the 2019 World Championships. The dream final at the heavyweight (+81kg) realized between the two World Champions, the veteran Lyazzat Kungeibayeva and the young prospect Dina Islambekova will meet once again in a specific re-match.

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