Rustambek Uulu, Erkinov and Usupov celebrated their next titles in the Kyrgyz Youth National Championships
The new edition of the Kyrgyz Youth National Championships was held in the city of Bishkek at the Kozhomkul Sport Palace. Kyrgyzstan’s main youth stars as Sultan Asankul Uulu, Nuradin Rustambek Uulu, Kerimbay Erkinov, Islam Abdykadyr Uulu and Akhmed Usupov all proved strong performances in Bishkek.
Boxers who were born in 2001 and in 2002 were eligible to attend in the Kyrgyz Youth National Championships in the capital city. At the very first time in the history of the Kyrgyz Youth National Championships, women bouts were also held and four women boxers attended in the competition.
The number of the 107 men boxers in 10 weight classes meant altogether 111 athletes fought for the 12 available titles in Bishkek. Kyrgyzstan claimed one bronze medal in the Bangkok 2018 ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships and five of their athletes qualified to attend in the Budapest 2018 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.
Bishkek’s Aigerim Danigulova has done a historical success in the Kyrgyz Youth National Championships became the first woman who could win a title following her success over Alina Tadzhibayeva. The second gold medal at the featherweight (57kg) was earned by Ayday Askerova who was slightly better than Sezim Nurbekova in the final.
Bakytbek Sadyrbek Uulu defeated Bishkek’s Anvar Khodzhiyev and Zhakshylyk Tilek Uulu in the light flyweight (49kg) and celebrated the first gold medal at the men’s event. Kochkor’s Ilyas Ishengaziyev eliminated Dastan Urmatbekov in the semi-final and continued his winning path against ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships competitor Bayaman Magzymov in the final of the flyweight (52kg).
The men’s bantamweight (56kg) was one of the most popular weight classes with 16 boxers in actions and their ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships competitor, Sultan Asankul Uulu was the winner of this division. He defeated Bishkek’s Azat Kubatov in the final while Chui’s experienced Mukhtarbek Ibragimov and Baymyrza Kubatov were taken only bronze medals.
Osh’s Mirzokhid Imamnazarov eliminated Selim Lebuza, Musa Teshebayev and Rysbek Bektenov during his road to the finals where he stopped for the gold Asan Abdykadyrov of Bishkek. ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist Umar Kubanychbek Uulu surprisingly lost his quarter-final bout and he was unable to get any medals in Bishkek.
Bishkek’s Mukhammad Kamalidinov stopped most of his opponents in the light welterweight (64kg) including Aziret Raimbekov in the final winning his first big title. Dzhalal-Abad’s Nuradin Rustambek Uulu achieved bronze medal in the Bangkok 2018 ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships and he was too strong for his rivals at the welterweight (69kg) including Osh’s Islam Turgunov in the final.
Bishkek’s Kerimbay Erkinov was Junior National Champion in 2017 and he attended several international events in the recent two years. The 17-year-old middleweight (75kg) boxer defeated his main rival Chui’s Dastan Onolbekov in a hectic semi-final and he was too strong for Issyk-Kul’s Aidar Azamat Uulu in the final.
Dzhalal-Abad’s next success was delivered by Islam Abdykadyr Uulu who won all of his contests by RSC in the first round and he has done the same powerful result in the final against Chui’s Aleksandr Dresvyannikov. The heavyweight (91kg) gold medal was taken by Naryn’s new sensation Nursultan Bolotbayev who defeated Dzhalal-Abad’s Myktybek Urbayev in the final winning the bout by unanimous decision.
ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Akhmed Usupov was competitive rival for Russia’s AIBA Youth World Champion Aleksey Dronov in Budapest last August therefore his gold medal at the super heavyweight (+91kg) was another exemplar to his continuous successes in Kyrgyzstan.
List of the winners in the Kyrgyz Youth National Championships
Women’s 48kg: Aigerim Danigulova
Women’s 57kg: Ayday Askerova
Men’s 49kg: Bakytbek Sadyrbek Uulu
Men’s 52kg: Ilyas Ishengaziyev
Men’s 56kg: Sultan Asankul Uulu
Men’s 60kg: Mirzokhid Imamnazarov
Men’s 64kg: Mukhammad Kamalidinov
Men’s 69kg: Nuradin Rustambek Uulu
Men’s 75kg: Kerimbay Erkinov
Men’s 81kg: Islam Abdykadyr Uulu
Men’s 91kg: Nursultan Bolotbayev
Men’s +91kg: Akhmed Usupov
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