Kazakhstan Boxers Win Gold Medals in Germany


Kazakhstan’s boxers once again showed prowess.

Kazakh boxers Birzhan Zhakypov and Merey Akshalov both won gold medals in the prestigious Chemistry Cup which was held on March 6-9 in the Sports Centre in Halle, Germany.

Zhakypov fought in the light flyweight division (up to 49 kilograms, 107.8 pounds) and defeated LV Bin from China on points by a score of 18-12.

Akshalov won his close contest in the super lightweight class (up to 64 kilograms, 130.8 pounds) against Artem Harutyunyan from Germany by only one point 19-18.

In the semifinals, Rustam Svayev in the middleweight division (up to 75 kg, 165 pounds) lost to Xhek Paskali from Germany 18-14. In the cruiserweight or light-heavyweight division (up to 91 kg, 200 pounds) Anton Pinchuk lost to Emir Ahmatovic, also from Germany, with the score 21-17. Both Kazakhstan boxers, Svayev and Pinchuk, still won bronze medals of the competition.

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