The upcoming Kyrgyz Elite National Championships will be held in September 19-24

The Kyrgyz Elite National Championships will be held in September 19-24 to select the best boxers of the country for both genders. Following the regional selections and the Bishkek City Boxing Championships, their best elite female and male boxers can compete for the medals and prizes in the upcoming national event.

The event is a selection for the upcoming AIBA Men’s Elite World Boxing Championships which is scheduled to be held in Belgrade, Serbia on October 24 – November 6. The women’s part of the Kyrgyz National Championships is also selection for them to return to the female stage of the competitions, especially at the planned AIBA Women’s Elite World Boxing Championships and at the ASBC Asian U22 Boxing Championships.

Boxers who were born between 1981 and 2002 are eligible to attend in the Kyrgyz Elite National Championships. The women boxers can compete in 12 different weight categories: 48kg, 50kg, 52kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63kg, 66kg, 70kg, 75kg, 81 and +81kg. The new male weight categories also will be introduced in Kyrgyzstan: 48kg, 51kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63.5kg, 67kg, 71kg, 75kg, 80kg, 86kg, 92kg, and +92kg.

The Kyrgyz elite boxers claimed four bronze medals in the Dubai 2021 ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships where Azat Usenaliev (52kg), Akylbek Esenbek Uulu (56kg), Erkin Adylbek Uulu (81kg) and Rustam Yrysbek Uulu (91kg) were their medallists. Kyrgyzstan also achieved an impressive bronze medal at the Kielce 2021 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships where their currently 19-year-old talent Zhantoro Tashiev bagged that historical result.

A 21-year-old promising talent, Dmitriy Puchnin proved amazing developments since his last appearances and became the Best Boxer of the 2020 Kyrgyz Elite National Championships which was the last edition. Mr. Mukash Yrsaliev was named as the Best Referee & Judge while Mr. Kenzhebek Akelbayev as the Best Coach of the National Championships. The Kyrgyz Boxing Federation arranged live online coverage during the event and the venue of the National Championships was also excellent in Bishkek.

The number of the participants was 120 including eight girls and fourteen champions crowned in the 2020 Kyrgyz National Championships last November. The most popular category was the welterweight (69kg) where 18 boxers fought for the medals but the light welterweight (63kg) had also tough battles. Both categories delivered strong contests and big surprises in the 2020 Kyrgyz National Championships.

List of the titleholders in the Kyrgyz Elite National Championships
Women’s 57kg: Shakhriza Khalilova
Women’s 60kg: Begaiym Akbalayeva
Men’s 49kg: Mirlan Turkbay Uulu
Men’s 52kg: Azat Usenaliev
Men’s 57kg: Akylbek Esenbek Uulu
Men’s 60kg: Mirzokhid Imamnazarov
Men’s 63kg: Dmitriy Puchnin
Men’s 69kg: Syrgak Abdyzhapar Uulu
Men’s 75kg: Omurbek Bekzhigit Uulu
Men’s 81kg: Erkin Adylbek Uulu
Men’s 91kg: Rustam Yrysbek Uulu
Men’s +91kg: Bekbolsun Toktosun Uulu

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