The Astana Arlans continued their domination of Group B of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) by knocking out the Argentina Condors 4-1 in an away match on April 19. The victory extends the Arlan’s undefeated streak to 13 wins this season.
That same night, Kazakh boxer Vassiliy Levit earned a bid to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, worldseriesboxing.com reports.
The night started with a loss for the Arlans in the light flyweight category (49 kilogrammes). Junior Zarate beat Zhomart Yerzhan to put the Condors ahead. The lead was short-lived, however, as the Arlan’s took match number two.
In the bantamweight (56 kilogrammes) category, 2013 International Boxing Association (AIBA) World Championship bronze medallist Kairat Yeraliyev managed to beat newcomer Jonathan Emanuel Sanchez to equalise the situation for the Arlans.
In the next bout, Samat Bashenov of Kazakhstan put his club ahead by winning every round against Lucas Ivan Gimenez in the welterweight category (64 kilogrammes).
2013 AIBA World Champion Zhanibek Alimkhanuly managed to drop Christian Zarate in round one in the next bout, but the Condor’s fighter resumed the fight and finished it. Alimkhanuly still won by points in the middleweight category (75 kilogrammes) to make it 3-1 for the Arlans.
And finally in the spotlight during the evening was Kazakh heavyweight (91 kilogrammes) star Vassiliy Levit of Kostanai who won a technical knockout against Diego Blanche to earn his seventh consecutive win this season, including five with knockouts. The victory also earned Levit a bid to participate in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
The Astana Arlans will next face the Italia Thunder on April 25 at Centro Sportivo Italcementi
Bergamo in Rome.