It is one of the largest nations in the world and with the blood of warriors who have managed to transfer to the sport of fists. In this text of
It is one of the largest nations in the world and with the blood of warriors who have managed to transfer to the sport of fists. In this text of LEFT PUNCH we explain how many world boxing champions he has seen Kazakhstan.
It is true, in Olympic Games, Kazakhstan It is one of the countries that has won the most medals in boxing. It should be noted that they began to participate as a nation from Atlanta 1996. Before they were part of the Soviet Union and they even maintain some rules.
How many world boxing champions has Kazakhstan had?
One of the most renowned representatives is Gennady Golovkinthe 40-year-old boxer who for several years dominated the middleweight category.
Photo: Gennady Golovkin (Twitter)
It is important to mention that Kazakh boxers shine in amateur competitions, by government regulations they are prohibited from participating as professionals. That is why they must go out and start their career in another country.
So far there are 37 boxers born in Kazakhstan who participated in amateur or professional events.
- Vassily Jirov: IBF Cruiserweight World Champion from 1999 to 2003
- Wassily Zhirov: WBC International Cruiserweight Title (1998) and IBF International (1999)
- Sergey Lipinetts: IBF Super Lightweight World Champion (2017)
- GGG: WBA, WBC, IBF middleweight world champion
At the moment, Gennady defends the WBA and IBF middleweight belts. At 40 years old he is still competing and now he is going to super middleweight to challenge Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
The new jewel of Kazakhstan is Zhanibek Alimkhanuly, a 29-year-old boxer who is compared to GGG. He barely has a record of 11 wins, seven knockouts and no losses. He competes at middleweight and has already won the WBO Global and WBC Continental Americas Titles.
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