Taybagar and Zisko won the heavyweights at the Baurzhan Aksholakov Tournament

The Baurzhan Aksholakov Tournament was held in the city of Aktobe which is located in the Western part of Kazakhstan near to the Russian boarder. Kazakhstan claimed nine gold medals in the event but Germany also achieved one title in Aktobe where the biggest name among the winners were Mukhamedzhan Taybagar and Dmitriy Zisko.

Following the Vakhitov Tournament, the Aksholakov Tournament was held as next among the international events in Kazakhstan where 111 boxers attended in the competition. Ten champions have been crowned from the light flyweight (49kg) up to the super heavyweight (+91kg) in Aktobe.

The first gold medal of the Aksholakov Tournament was captured by Dinmukhamed Ibragimov who defeated Ulaanbaatar Box Cup silver medallist Sadaiy Farzaliyev of Atyrau region in the final of the light flyweight (49kg). Elaman Butinbayev had to meet in the final of the flyweight (52kg) against a more experienced rival, Ermek Madiyev but he managed to win that tactical fight in Aktobe.

Nurbolat Bekbauov of Aktau region arrived from a boxing family and he proved his strong developments against his local rival Aidos Medet in the final of the bantamweight (56kg). Aktileu Kenzhegaliyev is a promising boxer at the lightweight (60kg) who defeated all of his four rivals in Aktobe including Pavlodar region’s Aibat Shukelov in the final.

Nur Kylyshbay of Aktobe region is not the most experienced light welterweight (64kg) boxer in Kazakhstan but he won his final over Makhmut Al-Mukhammed by RSC. The welterweight (69kg) is a super strong category in Kazakhstan which was won this time by Orynbek Mananov who shocked the top favourite, Rakhat Seitzhan in the final.

The middleweight (75kg) final delivered also a tough fight which was won by Nurkhan Omirtay of Kazakhstan. Germany’s Athanasios Kazakis had more than 150 fights during his career and the 23-year-old boxer travelled more than 5,000km to attend at the Aksholakov Tournament which was a clear success for him beating Azamat Bakytov in the final.

Mukhamedzhan Taybagar is a powerful heavyweight (91kg) boxer who had excellent youth results in the previous years. The talented boxer impressed in the final of the Aksholakov Tournament in Aktobe where he met with 18-year-old Nurmagomed Yusupov. The final verdict was unanimous decision to Taybagar but Yusupov also proved his talent in the Aksholakov Tournament.

Dmitriy Zisko claimed gold medal at the Shymkent 2013 ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships and the super heavyweight (+91kg) boxer defeated all of his rivals in Aktobe. Zisko, who had experiences from the World Series of Boxing, was too strong for Russia’s Yuriy Boyarkin in the last final of the tournament.

List of the winners in the Aksholakov Tournament
49kg: Dinmukhamed Ibragimov, Kazakhstan
52kg: Elaman Butinbayev, Kazakhstan
56kg: Nurbolat Bekbauov, Kazakhstan
60kg: Aktileu Kenzhegaliyev, Kazakhstan
64kg: Nur Kylyshbay, Kazakhstan
69kg: Orynbek Mananov, Kazakhstan
75kg: Nurkhan Omirtay, Kazakhstan
81kg: Athanasios Kazakis, Germany
91kg: Mukhamedzhan Taybagar, Kazakhstan
+91kg: Dmitriy Zisko, Kazakhstan

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