Veteran hope Chyngyz Borbashev returned with a gold medal at the Kyrgyz National Championships
The 27th edition of the Kyrgyz National Boxing Championships was held in the Kozhomkul Sport Palace in their capital city in Bishkek. Kyrgyzstan’s new wave in boxing as Munarbek Seyitbek Uulu, Bek Kamchybekov and Abdurakhman Abdurakhmanov won their titles before veteran Chyngyz Borbashev returned with a success in Bishkek.
Altogether seven women boxers and 90 male athletes attended in the Kyrgyz National Boxing Championships in Bishkek. Two weight classes were held for the women athletes in Bishkek where their female No.1 Asian Games competitor Farida Pupova was unable to fight this time in the national event. The competition was held by the eight new weight classes for the men boxers in Bishkek.
The first gold medal in the women part of the competition was achieved by Shakhriza Khalilova who was too experienced to Aygul Abduvakhid Kyzy in the final of the featherweight (57kg). The second gold medal in the women part of the Kyrgyz National Boxing Championships was won by another national team member athlete, 25-year-old Meerimgul Mamasaly Kyzy who used her best fighting range against Barchynai Uzgenbayeva in the final of the light welterweight (64kg).
Kyrgyzstan claimed one bronze medal in the Jakarta 2018 Asian Games but their No.1 Azat Usenaliev had to miss the National Championships in Bishkek. In his absence an experienced hope Mirlan Turkbay Uulu was able to capture the gold medal of his category. The 28-year-old boxer moved up to the flyweight (52kg) and defeated Nurzhigit Dyushebayev in the semi-final and Zhenishbek Belasharov in a hectic final.
Osh-based Munarbek Seyitbek Uulu is a younger hope in Kyrgyzstan, he is 22 but reached the level of the Asian elite in 2018. The young prospect eliminated Almambet Alibekov in the semi-final and he had to meet with his main rival National Champion and Umakhanov Memorial Tournament winner Sirodjiddin Abdullaev in the final. The FISU University World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Seyitbek Uulu surprised Abdullaev in the final and won the second gold medal of the men’s competition.
Dzhalal-Abad region’s Bek Kamchybekov has been attending in the international events since 2011 when he was a junior level boxer. He won the Shopokov Memorial Tournament this January and defeated three top opponents during his road to the title including Jakarta 2018 Asian Games quarter-finalist Argen Kadyrbek Uulu in the final. The main favourite for the gold medal Tashkent 2017 ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships bronze medallist Nurlan Kobashev was not able to box in the quarter-finals following his preliminary triumph.
Kyrgyzstan’s new welterweight (69kg) sensation Dzhalal-Abad region’s Abdurakhman Abdurakhmanov attended in the Jakarta 2018 Asian Games and the 21-year-old boxer impressed in the international tournaments. The young hope was too strong for Daniyar Damirdin Uulu in the final and celebrated his national title after the last gong.
The middleweight (75kg) saw big surprises in Bishkek where a new champion has been crowned. Bishkek’s Omurbek Bekzhigit Uulu defeated Zharkynbek Turatov in the final by unanimous decision while former AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Adilet Batyraliev claimed only bronze medal in the national event.
Bishkek’s Erkin Adylbek Uulu not only qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games but he was the flag bearer of Team Kyrgyzstan in the Opening Ceremony. The tall light heavyweight (81kg) boxer kept his safest fighting distance and defeated National Champion Ilyaz Akmataliyev in the final winning his next title in Kyrgyzstan.
Chui region’s Chyngyz Borbashev attended already in the AIBA Cadet World Boxing Championships in 2002 and returned to the sport in the recent months. The 32-year-odl veteran triumphed over his main national rival Amman 2013 ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships bronze medallist Sergei Parenko at the heavyweight (91kg).
Osh’s second title in the event was achieved by Ziyatdin Muminov at the super heavyweight (+91kg) in Bishkek. He impressed in the last edition of the Kyrgyz National Championships and following his narrow semi-final triumph over Stalbek Karasartov he was able to win the title of the super heavyweight (+91kg) against Altynbek Abdidzhalil Uulu.
List of the winners in the Kyrgyz Women’s National Championships
Women’s 57kg: Shakhriza Khalilova
Women’s 64kg: Meerimgul Mamasaly Kyzy
Men’s 52kg: Mirlan Turkbay Uulu
Men’s 57kg: Munarbek Seyitbek Uulu
Men’s 63kg: Bek Kamchybekov
Men’s 69kg: Abdurakhman Abdurakhmanov
Men’s 75kg: Omurbek Bekzhigit Uulu
Men’s 81kg: Erkin Adylbek Uulu
Men’s 91kg: Chyngyz Borbashev
Men’s +91kg: Ziyatdin Muminov
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