ASTANA – The Kazakh boxing team took first place at the July 3-8 Brandenburg Youth Cup in Frankfurt, Germany. The team won seven gold, one silver and one bronze medals.
The first gold was won by light flyweight Makhmud Sabyrkhan (49 kg), who secured a 3:2 victory over Adam Hession in the final.
Beybars Zheksen won the gold medal in the up to 56 kg category, defeating Ireland’s John Paul Hale.
Another gold was obtained by Rakhat Seitzhan, defeating Alexandr Rodionov from Belarus in the 60 kg category.
Kazakh light welterweight Talgat Shaiken (64 kg) also collected a gold medal by a unanimous decision 5:0 in a bout against Russian Andrey Chunikhin.
Yermakhan Zhakpenov (69 kg) won a silver medal, losing to Artur Demin from Russia in the final match.
Nurbek Oralbay in 75 kg category failed to make the finals and won a bronze medal. His opponent Alexandr Sheshunov from Russia advanced to the final and won a gold medal.
In the 81 kg category, the gold medal was awarded to Sagyndyk Togambay, who defeated boxer from Belarus Alexey Alferov in two rounds.
Aibek Oralbay, who was named the best boxer in heavyweight (91 kg) category, also won a gold medal. His opponent Daniil Dubrovskii from Russia refused to continue their bout after the second round.
The last gold medal was secured by superweight (+91 kg) Damir Toybay, defeating 4:1 Russian boxer Damil Sharafutdinov.
The tournament was organised by the German Boxing Association and Amateur Boxing Association of Land Brandenburg.