Interview with Azat Usenaliev

Azat Usenaliev
Azat Usenaliev is hunting for Kyrgyzstan’s first medal in Doha
Kyrgyzstan’s Azat Usenaliev was gold medallist in the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Amman in 2013 and claimed bronze in the new event in Bangkok some weeks ago.
The Kyrgyz Flyweight class (52 kg) boxer lost to only eventual winner Olzhas Sattibayev of Kazakhstan in Bangkok and proved also top performance in the last two seasons in the World Series of Boxing.
“I am fine after the big preparation to the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships. My training took place in Bishkek to raise my level but before that the first phase was done in the bank of Lake Issyk-Kul. In connection of the upcoming AIBA World Boxing Championships, my goal is to win as many bouts and possible and get the quota to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Boxing is my favourite work and for Doha I trained 22 hours a week in 11 sessions. I only worked on the tactical skills and the school boxing. I am preparing with my Kyrgyz teammates. There were not any changes in the preparation; I have been working with Coach Adylkan Bekbolotov to develop my style. I feel great myself but I know only the strongest boxers of the world will be there in Doha,” said Kyrgyzstan’s No.1 Azat Usenaliev who is hunting for his nation’s first ever medal in an AIBA World Boxing Championships.