The Astana Arlans boxing team started the World Series of Boxing (WSB) playoff round with a win over German boxers in the German town of Hanau-am-Main on March 30.
The bouts were delayed one hour due to technical difficulties and were eventually held in front of few spectators.
In the 49 kilogramme category, 2013 Asian Champion Temirtas Zhussupov beat Ovidi Bertsyan by unanimous decision. In the 56 kilogramme category, Meirbolat Toitov lost to Michael Conlan. Askhat Ualikhanov also lost to Artyom Kharoutyunyan in the category up to 64 kilogrammes, recording his first defeat in the WSB. Sergey Derevyanchenko tied the team competition in the 75 kilogramme category by beating Denis Robert Radovan. And with the score tied at two bouts each,Vasily Levit gave the Kazakh team the final victory with a win over Artur Mann in the category up to 91 kilogrammes.