Kazakhstan Boxing Federation
    Galym Kenzhebayev: «We were happy to win the 1st all teams place at the Asian Youth Championships»
    Galym Kenzhebayev: «We were happy to win the 1st all teams place at the Asian Youth Championships»
    In Bangkok our boxers has won six gold, one silver and 1 bronze medals.
    03 may 2018

    The senior coach of the Kazakhstan National Youth Boxing Team Galym Kenzhebayev in the interview of the official web site of Kazakhstan Boxing Federation has summed up the results of that tournament and has shared his expectations from upcoming World Championships in Hungary.  

    - Galym Kaliyevich, we congratulate you on the successful Asian Youth Championships in Thailand! Did you have an objective to take the 1st all teams place?

    - Before the departure we set exact objectives to win as many medals as possible and to take the 1st all teams place. We knew that it would be difficult. We are satisfied with our work. It was my the 7th Asian Championships as a senior coach of the National Team and I think that tournament was the strongest with 150 great boxers from 30 countries and excellent organization. This championships was the qualifying tournament where we got the quota places for World Championships and Youth Olympic Games. So we felt the pressure. Previously everyone wanted to get quota place at the World Championships and it was not necessary to participate in Asian Championships. Now the rules were changed and our boys could get direct places for the main tournament of the year.    

    - Could you highlight some great performances of our boxers?

    - All our boxers were great and they won a lot of medals. They did their best and we were happy for them. I would say about Makhmud Sabyrkhan, the Asian Champion in 49 kg. His bouts were spectacular and he showed the high quality elite boxing. However, it is a pity that his weight category was moved from Youth Olympic Games program and this category will be given to women. And we have other 5 Champions and I can highlight three from them and Sabyrkhan is one of them who more qualified than others and he has a very strong mental condition. Now we need to select three boxers for Hungary. They all deserved to go there. But nobody cancels the rules and we need to chose.