National boxer gets bronze in the World Championship

Baku, November 5, AZERTAC Azerbaijani boxer Sarkhan Aliyev (71 kg) has won bronze at the 2021 International Boxing Association (AIBA) World Boxing

Baku, November 5, AZERTAC

Azerbaijani boxer Sarkhan Aliyev (71 kg) has won at the 2021 International Association (AIBA) World Boxing , held in Serbia.

In the semi-finals, Sarkhan Aliyev defeated Yurii Zakharieiev (Ukraine). In addition, he did not leave any chance to Stephen Newns (Scotland), Yuta Akiyama (Japan) and Obed Bartee-el II (United States).

Before, Alfonso Domínguez (86 kg) got the bronze medal after defeating Sharabutdin Atayev (Russia).

The national team is represented by nine boxers at the World Championship. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) World Boxing Championship runs until November 6.

Boxing arrived in Azerbaijan at the beginning of the last century, with the influx of workers, engineers and experts from Russia and Europe to work in the oil industry. In 1924, the boxers ‘union founded the first boxing federation, and amateur boxers’ encounters were held in Baku.

National boxers win many prestigious awards and always raise the national flag at international tournaments.

In 2000, at the Sydney Olympics, boxer Vugar Alakbarov defeated a number of stronger and more experienced rivals, and won a bronze medal, Azerbaijan’s first Olympic medal in boxing.

2003 was another memorable year, as Agasi Mammadov wrote his name in the annals of the country’s boxing history. He became the first Azerbaijani to obtain the title of world champion.

Today, the younger generation continues the successes of athletes in recent years and maintains the country’s sporting honor at the Olympic Games.

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