Vitaliy Nam was named as the Best Boxer of the 1st Adylkan Bekbolotov Schoolboys Memorial Tournament

Kyrgyzstan’s next national competition, the Adylkan Bekbolotov Schoolboys Memorial Tournament completed in Bishkek. Vitaliy Nam, who won the 43kg weight class in the event, awarded the Best Boxer Trophy in Bishkek while former national team member Ilyar Akhmetov became the Best Coach of the competition.

2007-2008 born boxers are eligible to attend in the Adylkan Bekbolotov Schoolboys Memorial Tournament in Bishkek. The number of the boxers was 104 in the event and 14 champions have been crowned after the last day of boxing. The Adylkan Bekbolotov Schoolboys Memorial Tournament was held in the Challenger Boxing Club’s hall.

Kyrgyzstan’s former boxing icon Mr. Adylkan Bekbolotov was born in the small village of Kurmenty in the Issyk-Kul region in 1962. He started his boxing career under the supervision of his trainer Mr. Sergey Ilin in 1975 at the age of 13. He was selected on the Ovcharov Memorial Tournament to train in the boxing department of sport named after Krupskaya.

He was finalist in the Soviet Union Schoolboys National Spartakyad as first career highlight and he was invited to the USSR national team at the age of 16. Bekbolotov became the Master of Sports of the Soviet Union in 1980 at the age of 18 and claimed high number of medals as a schoolboy, cadet and junior boxer.

Adylkan Bekbolotov won the Kyrgyz SSR Republican Boxing Championships 10-times during his elite career. He claimed silver medal at the Canada Box Cup, achieved two bronze medals in the Giraldo Cordova Cardin Memorial Tournament, earned silver also at the Algerian International Boxing Tournament and competed at the Grand Prix Usti nad Labem in Czechoslovakia. 

He won the Dinamo’s Central Spartakyad in the USSR two-times and claimed bronze medals in the 1985 and 1987 editions of the Soviet Union National Cup. Adylkan Bekbolotov represented the Kyrgyz SSR in several editions of the Soviet Union National Championships including in the 1989 event which was held in Frunze as today called in Bishkek. He died in December 2020 and the event was named after him to remember his greatness.

The first gold medal of the Adylkan Bekbolotov Schoolboys Memorial Tournament was achieved by Seytek Torokulov from the Nurlan Abdykalykov Boxing School who defeated a younger rival Nurislam Tashtemirov in the final of the 33kg weight class by RSC. Isa Akylbekov claimed the second title of the memorial tournament following his narrow success over 13-year-old Elzar Ermekov.

Orzubek Nazarov Boxing School’s Daniel Ruslanov was born in 2008 but he was too strong for all of his opponents at the 37kg including Ruslan Nurkasymov. Dom FK’s Iliyer Karypbekov is also a 13-year-old talent who proved amazing performance at the 40kg weight class and defeated four rivals including Danil Kanybekov in the final.

Challenger Boxing Club’s Vitaliy Nam not only dominated his four bouts in the memorial tournament but he was awarded the best boxer trophy. Nam was too smart in the final of the 43kg weight category against Tariel Yesenbekov who trains in the Orzubek Nazarov Boxing School. Challenger’s next gold medal was achieved by Ramazan Isayev who had a narrow success over Mukhammed Alimbekov at the 46kg.

Family Sports’ Sultan Rysbekov had three easier successes at the 49kg weight category but his final against Akbay Ishenov was a tough battle between them. Rysbekov won the contest by split decision before Elkhan Turgunbekov outpointed Sherali Shaykidinov in the final of the 52kg. Erem Boxing Club’s Aktilek Asylbekov defeated a well-experienced talent, Maksud Dursunov whose brother is also a boxer in Kyrgyzstan.

List of the winners in the Adylkan Bekbolotov Schoolboys Memorial Tournament
33kg: Seytek Torokulov, 2007
35kg: Isa Akylbekov, 2007
37kg: Daniel Ruslanov, 2008
40kg: Iliyer Karypbekov, 2008
43kg: Vitaliy Nam, 2007
46kg: Ramazan Isayev, 2007
49kg: Sultan Rysbekov, 2008
52kg: Elkhan Turgunbekov, 2007
55kg: Aktilek Asylbekov, 2007
58kg: Sadyr Rakhmanberdiyev, 2007
61kg: Aknazar Isayev, 2007
64kg: Nurbol Belekov, 2007
70kg: Samagan Koychumanov, 2007
+70kg: Ermek Raiymkulov, 2007

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