Japan’s Tsukimi Namiki has done a sensational wins over two-time AIBA World Champion Nazym Kyzaibay in Astana
The sixth edition of the Republic of Kazakhstan President’s Cup is holding in their capital city in Astana and the competition continued with the semi-finals. Japan’s teenager Tsukimi Namiki delivered the major upset in the semi-finals who eliminated Kazakhstan’s two-time AIBA Women’s World Champion Nazym Kyzaibay in Astana.
The event is a top preparation event for the Jakarta 2018 Asian Games and the finals will be held on June 10 and 14 champions will be crowned in the last competition day. Altogether 38 women boxers and 124 male athletes are attending in the sixth edition of the Republic of Kazakhstan President’s Cup in Astana.
The Republic of Kazakhstan President’s Cup is traditionally one of the strongest Asian international events where the top boxing nations such as Russia, United States of America, China, India, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Thailand, Japan, Philippines, Sweden and Mongolia are all taking parts.
Japan’s Tsukimi Namiki was a strong youth boxer who involved to the national elite team only this year but she exceeded all of the previous expectations in Astana. The Japanese flyweight (51kg) talent had to meet in the semi-final with Kazakhstan’s two-time AIBA Women’s World Champion Nazym Kyzaibay but she was able to solve that tactical job. The Japanese teenager won the bout by split decision in Astana and will be boxing in the finals with Thailand’s Chuthamat Raksat who eliminated China’s Shi Qian.
Another Japanese woman boxer proved amazing performance in the semi-finals of the Republic of Kazakhstan President’s Cup. Mizuki Hiruta, who claimed silver medal in the last National Championships, defeated Kazakhstan’s Dametken Kelimbet in the semi-final and will be meeting for the title of the featherweight (57kg) with Kazakhstan’s current National Champion Saniya Sultankyzy who eliminated Vladislava Kukhta.
Kazakhstan’s National Champion and international tournaments gold medallists Rimma Volosenko advanced to the final of the lightweight (60kg) following her triumph over India’s Priyanka Chaudhary. The 26-year-old Kazakh boxer will be facing with AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Ayzhan Khodzhabekova who defeated Karina Ibragimova in the second semi-final of the category.
Kazakhstan’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games bronze medallist Dariga Shakimova stopped her teammate Saniya Alzhanova in the semi-final of the women’s middleweight (75kg). The experienced Shakimova, who is member of the national team since 2009, will be meeting for the title with Sweden’s former AIBA Women’s Youth World Champion Love Holgersson who eliminated China’s Wang Lina in a narrow bout.
Kazakhstan’s AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Yerzhan Zhomart eliminated India’s surprise of the event Nutlai Lalbiakkima with top performance and will be meeting for the title of the men’s light flyweight (49kg) with Temirtas Zhussupov who eliminated Russia’s two-time EUBC European Champion Vasiliy Egorov.
Kazakhstan’s Anvar Muzaparov eliminated Uzbekistan’s ASBC Asian Champion and two-times AIBA World Boxing Championships silver medallist Jasurbek Latipov on Day3 which was his biggest victory during his career. The 26-year-old flyweight (52kg) boxer defeated Japan’s Ryusei Baba in the semi-final and marched into the title contest. Muzaparov’s next opponent will be Philippines’ Rogen Ladon who eliminated India’s AIBA Youth World Champion Sachin Siwach Singh.
Kazakhstan’s defending AIBA World Champion Kayrat Yeraliyev did not compete too much in 2018 yet but his preparations were successful to the Republic of Kazakhstan President’s Cup. The bantamweight (56kg) star defeated Mongolia’s young Munkhbaatar Tsagaanbaatar in the quarter-finals and continued his winning path against Uzbekistan’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games winner Shakhobiddin Zoirov. Yeraliyev’s next opponent will be United States’ tough Duke Ragan who eliminated Kazakhstan’s Incheon 2014 Asian Games winner Ilyas Suleimenov in a star contest.
Uzbekistan’s AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Shunkor Abdurasulov won their Elite National Championships as a teenager last November and joined to the elite squad this season. The Uzbek lightweight (60kg) eliminated Kazakhstan’s ASBC Asian Youth Champion Samatali Toltayev, Philippines’ Incheon 2014 Asian Games silver medallist Charly Suarez and Kazakhstan’s Zakir Safiullin during his road to the finals. The Uzbek talent will be meeting with Russia’s Gabil Mamedov who eliminated Mongolia’s Erdenebat Tsendbaatar.
Uzbekistan’s AIBA World Boxing Championships silver medallist Ikboljon Kholdarov impressed when he defeated Thailand’s Asian Games winner Wuttichai Masuk and will be boxing for the title of the light welterweight (64kg) with Bekdaulet Ibragimov who defeated Uzbekistan’s strong Aliyor Noraliyev. Kazakhstan’s AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Ablaikhan Zhussupov was too smart for Uzbekistan’s Mahmud Gaipov at the welterweight (69kg) and can box for the title with Aslanbek Shymbergenov.
Kazakhstan’s AIBA World Boxing Championships silver medallist Abilkhan Amankul did revenge to Uzbekistan’s Israil Madrimov due his previous loss and he needs only one further step to get the title against Yerik Alzhanov who was too strong for Sweden’s Adam Chartoi. Uzbekistan’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games silver medallist Bektemir Melikuziev is in strong shape and he defeated Kazakhstan’s AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships silver medallist Bekzat Nurdauletov and will be facing with another young Kazakh talent Bek Nurmagambet.
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