Sanzhar Seidakmatov returned with impressive performance and gold medal at the Kyrgyzstan Open Qualification Tournament

The Kyrgyzstan Open Qualification Tournament was held in the city of Bishkek where eight boxers crowned in the men’s competition. Among the winners Sanzhar Seidakmatov was the biggest name and he is one of the top talents of the Kyrgyz boxing. Teenage hope Nurseit Ashirmamatov and Erlan Kadyrov also won their weight classes in Bishkek.

The event was an Open Qualification Tournament of the Kyrgyz State Academy of Physical Culture and Sports and started the year in the Central Asian country. The best Kyrgyz boxers have been preparing hard including 2013 ASBC Asian Champion Azat Usenaliev to the upcoming Asian & Oceanian Olympic Qualification Event which will be held in Amman, Jordan on March 3-11.

Nurseit Ashirmamatov was born in 2001 and he attended in the Ulaanbaatar 2019 ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships which means he is absolutely newcomer in the U22 and in the elite age groups. The 18-year-old boxer remained at the flyweight (52kg) and defeated Ak-Bars’ Azat Meder Uulu in the first final of the open tournament.

Children of Asia Games bronze medallist Sanzhar Seidakmatov was born in 2000 and the technician boxer joined to the elite level one year ago. Seidakmatov was unlucky in the recent big AIBA and ASBC youth events but lost to the eventual winners only by split decisions which shows his potential in our sport. He defeated two tough opponents as Khodzhiakbar Adikhamov and Amantur Oktyabrev capturing the gold at the bantamweight (57kg).

Syimyk Altynbek Uulu is a new hope in Kyrgyzstan who has done enough to beat Ruslan Kasymali Uulu in the final of the lightweight (63kg). Zhakshylyk Talaybekov competed Kyrgyz national events and at the Duisenkul Shopokov Memorial Tournament already between 2011 and 2015 but he decided to return to the sport. The Family Sport Club’s boxer controlled his welterweight (69kg) final against Syimyk Shergazy Uulu in Bishkek.

Eldos Bekbolsun Uulu did not attend any big national events yet but his smart boxing delivered for him a title at the middleweight (75kg) where he defeated Arsen Shaymergenov. Erlan Kadyrov, who was born in 1999, is a more experienced boxer already who won the Kyrgyz Youth National Spartakyad in 2017. The 20-year-old Kadyrov moved up to the light heavyweight (81kg) in the recent one year but dominated his final over Erbol Ataybekov.

Spartak’s heavyweight (91kg) Ularbek Manzurov earned bronze medal in the 2017 Kyrgyz U21 National Championships which he changed into gold in Bishkek where he triumphed over Syimyk Chubak Uulu. Spartak’s second success in the Open Qualification Tournament was achieved by Ali Babayev who is a newcomer at the super heavyweight (+91kg) but took the gold in Bishkek after beating Manas Zhyltyrov.

Kyrgyzstan’s next event will be their U22 National Boxing Championships which will be held in the city of Kara-Balta later this month.

List of the winners in the Kyrgyzstan Open Qualification Tournament
52kg: Nurseit Ashirmamatov
57kg: Sanzhar Seidakmatov
63kg: Syimyk Altynbek Uulu
69kg: Zhakshylyk Talaybekov
75kg: Eldos Bekbolsun Uulu
81kg: Erlan Kadyrov
91kg: Ularbek Manzurov
+91kg: Ali Babayev

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