Mamyt Akerov Youth Tournament in Kara-Balta, Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan dominated the Mamyt Akerov Youth Tournament
The Mamyt Akerov Youth Tournament was held in the city of Kara-Balta in Kyrgyzstan where the host nation claimed all of the gold medals on home soil. Kyrgyzstan proved great performance in the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Continental Championships in Tashkent in June winning six medals while their youth athletes raised their experiences in the Mamyt Akerov Tournament.
The first gold medal was achieved by relatively unknown Asylbek Amankul Uulu who defeated Kyrgyz Junior National Championships quarter-finalist Samagan Temirov in the final of the Light Flyweight class (49 kg). The second gold medal was acquired by Issyk-Kul Junior Cup winner 16-year-old Ramazan Suranchiyev who is a top talent in the country and did not give any chance to Ruslan Musayev in the Flyweight class (52 kg). A new boxer Otkurbek Dilshatbekov shined in the Bantamweight class (56 kg) in Kara-Balta where he was too strong for Daniyar Aksaybek Uulu in the third final of the competition.
ASBC Asian Junior Continental Championships bronze medallist Mukhammad Ravshanbek Uulu was the top favourite of the Lightweight class (60 kg) but he was defeated by Kalys Aliakbarov by split decision in the semi-finals. The gold medal bout was delivered another dynamic contest but Aliakbarov was a bit tired after her hectic semi-final contest and he was beaten by Akzhol Akmatov in the final of the category.
Kyrgyzstan’s Aibek Akmatbekov stopped Taalaibek Aitbek Uulu in the final of the Light Welterweight class (64 kg) while Tajikistan’s Damir Mamytov was not able to get any medal in the event in Kara-Balta. Kyrgyzstan’s Mamyt Akerov Junior Tournament bronze medallist Bishkek-based Elshan Nogoybayev stopped Tajikistan’s Bekzhan Botobekov in the quarter-final and he was too strong for Aman Zhenisbekov who eliminated Uzbekistan’s Shavkotbek Yulchibayev in the semi-final. Nogoybayev proved a strong performance in the event and he could be Kyrgyzstan’s next top athlete in the youth level in the important year of 2016.
Akhror Sultanov competed in the Bishkek Open Youth Championships at the Welterweight class (69 kg) one year ago but since then he moved up a category. He trains in the city of Dzhalal-Abad and he shocked all of his rivals in the Middleweight class (75 kg) including Elzar Kuttubekov in the final. The 17-year-old boxer was strong in mind and body and his painful punches delivered for him early triumphs in Kara-Balta.
Mukhamedyosup Akbarov defeated Anvar Asanaliyev in the final of the Light Heavyweight class (81 kg) which gold became his career highlight. Akelbayev Junior Tournament silver medallist Maksim Tkachev is Bishkek’s pride stopped all of his opponents in Kara-Balta including Nurbek Abdymanov in the gold medal bout of the Heavyweight class (91 kg). The 17-year-old boxer used his strength and lethal jabs to stop his opponents in the Mamyt Akerov Youth Tournament.
Akelbayev Junior Tournament gold medallist 17-year-old Kirill Novosad also trains in Bishkek as Tkachev and has got a lot of experiences from various international competitions in Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan. The Super Heavyweight class (+91 kg) boxer defeated Maksat Zheenaliyev by unanimous decision in the gold medal bout and continued his great career in Kara-Balta winning a next title.
Winners in the Mamyt Akerov Youth Tournament:
49 kg: Asylbek Amankul Uulu, Kyrgyzstan
52 kg: Ramazan Suranchiyev, Kyrgyzstan
56 kg: Otkurbek Dilshatbekov, Kyrgyzstan
60 kg: Akzhol Akmatov, Kyrgyzstan
64 kg: Aibek Akmatbekov, Kyrgyzstan
69 kg: Elshan Nogoybayev, Kyrgyzstan
75 kg: Akhror Sultanov, Kyrgyzstan
81 kg: Mukhamedyosup Akbarov, Kyrgyzstan
91 kg: Maksim Tkachev, Kyrgyzstan
+91 kg: Kirill Novosad, Kyrgyzstan