Khayrutdinov Youth Tournament in Almaty
Kazakhstan won nine gold medals in the Khayrutdinov Youth Tournament
The Mengerey Khayrutdinov Youth Tournament was the last competition for this age group in 2015. Almaty hosted the event as usual and where Kazakhstan dominated the competition winning nine gold medals. China, host Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan sent strong teams to the Mengerey Khayrutdinov Youth Tournament to Almaty.
Boxers who were born in 1998 and in 1999 were eligible to compete in the event which meant the competition was scheduled for the next year’ age group to raise the experiences of these young 16 and 17-year-old hopes.
Zhetysu Youth Cup bronze medallist Nurtay Ibadulla of Kazakhstan eliminated Uzbekistan’s newly crowned Youth National Champion Jakhongir Baltabayev in the quarter-finals and he was able to continue the winning path against Kyrgyzstan’s National Championships silver medallist 17-year-old Syrgak Dzhanseitov. Ibadulla won the first gold medal of the Mengerey Khayrutdinov Youth Memorial Tournament which is his career highlight.
Kazakhstan’s Bekzat Sattarkhanov Youth Memorial Tournament bronze medallist Nurbolat Kozhakhmetov eliminated Zhetysu Youth Cup silver medallist Ernest Kokombayev in the semi-finals and stopped AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships bronze medallist 16-year-old Samatali Toltayev in the final of the Flyweight class (52 kg). Kyrgyzstan’s AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Temirlan Nurlan Uulu lost his opening bout and arrived back to Bishkek with less of any medals.
Kazakhstan’s third gold medal was achieved by Myrzabek Bolatov who had lethal punches against 16-year-old Sanatali Toltayev who injured in the final of the Bantamweight class (56 kg) while Ahmet Comert Youth Tournament bronze medallist Abylay Sailaubekov and experienced Serik Temirzhanov reached only the lowest place of the podium.
Kazakhstan’s fourth gold medal was delivered by Askar Yerubek who defeated Daulet Sagindikov in the final who eliminated Bekzat Sattarkhanov Youth Memorial Tournament winner Kazbek Sapenov in the semi-finals. Kazakhstan’s Zhetysu Youth Cup winner Ayatulla Takizhanov was too smart for 16-year-old Aibol Zhambirbay in the final of the Light Welterweight class (64 kg) while Uzbekistan’s Youth National Champion Abu Nuranov lost in the quarter-finals and missed the medals.
Kazakhstan’s Zhetysu Youth Cup winner Oleg Matveychuk eliminated Uzbekistan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Yakhyokhon Saidkhonov in a hectic semi-final and walked over Kazakhstan’s defending ASBC Asian Junior Champion Aldiyar Tursynali in the gold medal bout. Kyrgyzstan’s Mamyt Akerov Youth Tournament winner Elkhan Nogoybayev acquired only bronze medal in Almaty which shows the strength of the event.
Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kokhanchik eliminated Tajikistan’s AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Akhmadjon Saidov in the narrow semi-final and defeated Taraz-based Aibek Kazangapov in the final. Kazakhstan’s Bogdan Filatov made an upset when he defeated Uzbekistan’s Youth National Champion and Heydar Aliyev Junior Cup silver medallist Sanjar Tursunov for the gold of the Light Heavyweight class (81 kg) while China’s Zhetysu Youth Cup bronze medallist 16-year-old Maimaiti Maierdan claimed another bronze within six weeks.
Uzbekistan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Profsor Rorimsha won the gold at the Heavyweight class (91 kg) when he defeated China’s Zhetysu Youth Cup bronze medallist Abdurashit Rimola who stopped Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Akhtsiger in the semi-final. Kazakhstan’s Zhetysu Youth Cup winner Rustem Bayeshev eliminated Shymkent-based strong Nurdaulet Ulanuly in the semi-final and defeated also Uzbekistan’s Youth National Champion 17-year-old Abdulla Khudorganov in the last bout of the event.
Winners in the Khayrutdinov Tournament
49 kg: Nurtay Ibadulla, Kazakhstan
52 kg: Nurbolat Kozhakhmetov, Kazakhstan
56 kg: Myrzabek Bolatov, Kazakhstan
60 kg: Askar Yerubek, Kazakhstan
64 kg: Ayatulla Takizhanov, Kazakhstan
69 kg: Oleg Matveychuk, Kazakhstan
75 kg: Mikhail Kokhanchik, Kazakhstan
81 kg: Bogdan Filatov, Kazakhstan
91 kg: Profsor Rorimsha, Uzbekistan
+91 kg: Rustem Bayeshev, Kazakhstan