Kazakhstan’s new generation shined in their National Spartakyad in Kyzyl-Orda
The six-day long Kazakhstan National Spartakyad for the men’s elite boxers was held in the city of Kyzyl-Orda which is located in the Northern region of the huge country. Ten winners have been crowned and among them Kazakhstan’s new generation members as Samatali Toltayev, Talgat Shayken, Nurbek Oralbay and Aybek Oralbay all shined in the National Spartakyad winning elite titles.
Kazakhstan claimed two gold medals in the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok, Thailand which continental event was finished on April 26. Kazakhstan’s boxers who attended in Bangkok did not compete in the National Spartakyad but the level was world class in their absence as well.
Askhat Zhusupov trains in the capital city in Nursultan, which is the new name of Astana, and moved ahead in the national ranking step by step in the recent years. Zhusupov eliminated Dzhambul region’s Yermek Madiyev in the semi-final of the light flyweight (49kg) and he defeated for the title the favourite, Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Yerzhan Zhomart.
Saken Bibossynov is WSB Team Champion and achieved gold medal at the 2019 Bocskai Memorial Tournament and could be Kazakhstan’s new weapon at the flyweight (52kg). The Turkestan region’s boxer eliminated Abay Kuandykov in the semi-final and he has done also smart boxing against 19-year-old Yevgeniy Pavlov in the final. Asian Games competitor experienced Azat Makhmetov claimed only bronze medal in Kyzyl-Orda.
Nurbol Kalzhanov was ASBC Asian Youth Champion in 2010 and after several issues during his career he is in top form in 2019. The Mangystau region boxer is a strong bantamweight (56kg) hope who delivered a sensation in the final when he defeated London 2012 Olympian Ilyas Suleimenov. Orazbek Asylkulov and Nigmetulla Moldashev claimed only bronze medals in the Kazakhstan National Spartakyad.
ASBC Asian Youth Champion and AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships silver medallist Samatali Toltayev of Mangystau region will be turning to 20 only later this year but as a favourite at the lightweight (60kg) he accomplished his goal after beating Adilet Kurmetov. Dilmurat Mizhitov joined to the Astana Arlans Kazakhstan WSB Team and became champion with them developing strongly in the recent years. The 24-year-old light welterweight (64kg) boxer was too strong for Almaty region’s Nurzhan Makashbayev in the final of the Spartakyad.
Talgat Shayken was silver medallist at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games and joined to the elite level this January. The 19-year-old boxer moved up to the welterweight (69kg) and dominated his final against tall Ayatulla Takizhanov. The main sensation of the whole Kazakhstan National Spartakyad was delivered by Timur Nurseitov who was slightly better in the final than ASBC Asian Youth Champion Yermakhan Zhakpekov.
AIBA Youth World Champion Nurbek Oralbay of Nursultan joined to the elite age group only this January but his skills are enough to do big things already in 2019. Nurbek moved up to the light heavyweight (81kg) and defeated such strong boxers as Dinislam Abdeshov in the semi-final and Tashkent 2017 ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Yerik Alzhanov in the final.
Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games winner and ASBC Asian Youth Champion Aybek Oralbay is Nurbek’s twin brother who controlled his key contests against Abzal Kuttybekov and Ontalap Rakhmanov at the heavyweight (91kg). Nursultan’s next gold medal was achieved by Nurbolat Sermakhanov who was stronger than Aktau region’s Yerzhan Seytimbetov in the final of the super heavyweight (+91kg).
List of the winners in the Kazakhstan National Spartakyad
Men’s 49kg: Askhat Zhusupov
Men’s 52kg: Saken Bibossynov
Men’s 56kg: Nurbol Kalzhanov
Men’s 60kg: Samatali Toltayev
Men’s 64kg: Dilmurat Mizhitov
Men’s 69kg: Talgat Shayken
Men’s 75kg: Timur Nurseitov
Men’s 81kg: Nurbek Oralbay
Men’s 91kg: Aybek Oralbay
Men’s +91kg: Nurbolat Sermakhanov
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