Kazakhstan elite men meet fires off with 20 bouts

Twenty exciting preliminary bouts took place as the Kazakhstan Elite Men National Championships 2022 got underway on Friday, December 2 in the city of Pavlodar.

Former ASBC Asian youth champions Sanatali Toltayev and Abdigalym Abdikarim crushed separate foes to enter the round of 16 of the light welterweight (63.5kg) division.

Toltayev made easy work of Serzhan Kydyrbaev, 5-0, while Abdikarim trounced Bektas Kasenay via the same scoreline.

Defending national champion Vasiliy Samchuk remained deadly despite moving up from lightweight (60kg) to light welterweight (63.5kg) as he came up with a second-round RSC victory over Aytzhan Ashirkhan.

Elorda Cup winner Mukhammedsabyr Bazarbay Uulu also notched a winning start in light welterweight after a 5-0 beatdown against Yersultan Shora.

Matches in bantamweight (54kg), lightweight and welterweight (67kg) classes also happened on opening day. The welterweight (67kg) has strong traditions in Kazakhstan and many of the young talents have strong chance to win this category for the very first time. Mukhamedali Khordin of Karagandy region eliminated Doskhan Yerkin first in Pavlodar following his success in an international event. Bekbolat Kuramyssov of Atyrau region is also a promising boxer and he triumphed over Samat Shansharbayev.

Pavlodar was the host of the 2016 edition of the ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships where local stars such as Serik Temirzhanov and Ayatulla Takizhanov both earned gold medals. The ASBC Asian Boxing Championships silver medallist Temirzhanov received some rest after the Amman event but Takizhanov is on the board at the middleweight (75kg) in the National Championships.

Asian Boxing Confederation Vice-President and Kazakhstan Boxing Federation Vice-President Mr. Aziz Kozhambetov is overseeing the national tilt joined by 199 pugs from different regions.

Recognized coach and official Mr. Azamat Makazhanov is serving as one of the main organizers of the tournament wherein a total 186 bouts are scheduled.

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