Two twin brothers strengthen Team Kazakhstan at the AIBA World Boxing Championships

The new head coach of the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation Mr. Kayrat Satzhanov selected their line-ups to the AIBA World Boxing Championships which will be the highlight of the upcoming two weeks. Two of their twin brothers, the Toltayevs and Oralbays will be attending in the AIBA World Boxing Championships.

Their Olympic Games bronze medallist Saken Bibossynov returned to the team which contains several Olympians, medallists from AIBA World Boxing Championships, ASBC Asian Boxing Championships and Youth Olympic Games.

The new edition of the Shokhr Boltekuly Memorial Tournament was held in Aktau one month ago where thirteen champions have been crowned after the day of the finals. The event was a selection competition for the upcoming AIBA Men’s Elite World Boxing Championships which will be starting in Belgrade, Serbia on October 24. Kazakhstan claimed only two bronze medals in the Tokyo Olympic Games and their next generation is ready to prove their progress in the upcoming events.

Kazakhstan earned one gold, one silver and four bronze medals in the last edition of the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Yekaterinburg and their boxers are always among the best nations. Kazakhstan hosted the AIBA World Boxing Championships one time in Almaty in 2013 when the country topped the medal standings.

ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships silver medallist 19-year-old Daniyal Sabit won the Shokhr Boltekuly Memorial Tournament in Aktau but he was replaced by former ASBC Asian Champion veteran Temirtas Zhussupov at the minimumweight (48kg). AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Yerzhan Zhomart won the title of the flyweight (51kg) in Aktau but Tokyo Olympic Games bronze medallist Saken Bibossynov has in strong condition to compete in Belgrade.  

Kazakhstan’s two-time ASBC Asian Youth Champion Makhmud Sabyrkhan turned to 20 only last month and will be one of the new sensations of their team at the bantamweight (54kg). Serik Temirzhanov won one contest at the Tokyo Olympic Games and will have the chance to compete in a major event once again.

Mangystau region’s ASBC Asian Youth Champion Samatali Toltayev moved down to the lightweight (60kg) and the 22-year-old boxer celebrated can compete in his first AIBA World Boxing Championships among the elite boxers. His twin brother Sanatali Toltayev also amazed in the previous competitions and will be represent Kazakhstan at the light welterweight (63.5kg).

Two-time AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Ablaikhan Zhussupov was not successful in his two Olympic Games therefore he is hungry for a top result in Belgrade. His main national rival Aslanbek Shymbergenov moved up to the light middleweight (71kg) and he has the chance to get a medal in Belgrade. Shymbergenov won the strong Governor Cup in Russia and he has the technical skills and power to reach a medal in Serbia.

Nurkanat Raiys is a newcomer at the middleweight (75kg) but the 21-year-old boxer achieved medals in all of his international tournaments in 2021. AIBA Youth World Champion Nurbek Oralbay and his Youth Olympic Games winner twin brother Aybek both can compete at the first time in such a major elite event but they have more than 150 contests already. ASBC Asian Champion Bek Nurmaganbet (86kg) returns to the team while Nurlan Saparbay (+92kg) can also make a debut in Belgrade.

The list of the Kazakh boxers in Belgrade
48kg: Temirtas Zhussupov
51kg: Saken Bibossynov
54kg: Makhmud Sabyrkhan
57kg: Serik Temirzhanov
60kg: Samatali Toltayev
63.5kg: Sanatali Toltayev
67kg: Ablaikhan Zhussupov
71kg: Aslanbek Shymbergenov
75kg: Nurkanat Raiys
80kg: Nurbek Oralbay
86kg: Bek Nurmaganbet
92kg: Aybek Oralbay
+92kg: Nurlan Saparbay

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