The 46th Duisenkul Shopokov Memorial Tournament confirmed its medallists

The winners of today advanced to the semi-finals at the 46th Duisenkul Shopokov Memorial Tournament in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan where a marathon program was held with 52 bouts.

Altogether 175 boxers are participating in the new edition of the Duisenkul Shopokov Memorial Tournament in Bishkek. The Duisenkul Shopokov Memorial Tournament is a perfect option for the elite boxers to use the event as preparation for the 2nd World Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event which will start in Bangkok, Thailand on May 23.

The event was named after Mr. Duisenkul Shopokov, the Kyrgyz hero of the Soviet Union who died during the Great Patriotic War at the Battle of Moscow in December 1941.

Kyrgyzstan’s Asylbek Amankul Uulu was smaller than Uzbekistan’s teenager Mukhammed Sotvoldiyev but his tough jabs were decisive between them in the opening bout of the third competition day. Uzbekistan’s Khusanbay Mirasidov eliminated Thailand’s Thitiwat Phlongaurai while Russia’s national team member Volodya Mnatsakanyan also amazed in the minimumweight (48kg).

Uzbekistan’s Asian U22 Champion Mukhammadkodir Mamirjonov controlled the first round against Russia’s strong Maksim Kuznetsov but his opponent turned back their amazing bantamweight (54kg) bout. The next amazing Uzbek, the 19-year-old Ziyovuddin Alijonov landed the decisive shots against Kyrgyzstan’s Bayel Urostambay Uulu and he won the bout by RSC in the first round.

Kyrgyzstan’s Ryspek Bektenov is a 23-year-old experienced boxer in the national team who had a clear success over Akdoolot Abylbekov today. Another strong Kyrgyz hope at the lightweight (60kg), Turgunbek Imankadyrov had to do his very best against Uzbekistan’s Bekzod Kholdorov but he succeeded.

Two young Kyrgyz boxers made the show at the light welterweight (63.5kg), Mirzokhid Imamnazarov defeated Omar Livaza in the battle of the ASBC medallists. Kyrgyzstan’s Asian Games quarter-finalist Askat Kultayev was untouchable today, he eliminated Askat Chomonov in a one-sided bout.

The main star of the light middleweight (71kg), Uzbekistan’s Asian U22 Champion Bekzod Khamidov landed his tough hooks several times to beat Zharkynbek Zhakypbek Uulu, a local boxer in the quarter-finals.

Uzbekistan’s Javokhir Abdurakhimov knocked down his Russian opponent, Sergey Sergeyev in the first round but the second was a different period. Sergeyev returned to the business in the beginning of the second and his extreme rhythm was too much for the young Uzbek in their middleweight (75kg) contest.

Kyrgyzstan’s ASBC Asian Championships bronze medallist Sagyn Satybaldy Uulu needed less than two rounds to finish his job against Shergazy Abdazov and he advanced to the semi-finals of the light heavyweight (80kg).

Iran’s Meysam Gheshlaghi, the Asian Championships silver medallist, smashed Kazakhstan’s Zhanibek Kartbayev and the referee confirmed his RSC success in this light heavyweight (80kg) quarter-final. Kazakhstan’s Aman Kazankapov was highly confident against Uzbekistan’s Mirzamurad Umarov and he won their contest also by RSC. Kyrgyzstan’s most experienced boxer in the national team, the Rio Olympian Erkin Adylbek Uulu shared his energies well against Uzbekistan’s Sardor Rakhmanberdiyev and he joined the semi-finals at the cruiserweight (86kg). The next top bout in the third competition day was won by Russia’s Ramazan Dadayev over Uzbekistan’s Asian Youth Champion Nusratbek Tokhirov at the heavyweight (92kg).

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