Kazakhstan’s two-time AIBA World Boxing Championships silver medallist Kamshybek Kunkabayev is appointed as an Ambassador of the upcoming AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships which takes place in Kielce, Poland on April 10-24.
‘I’m excited to develop into an Ambassador of the AIBA Youth Males’s and Girls’s World Boxing Championships and promote the event worldwide. Elite boxing begins from the grassroots, and it’s essential to help our younger technology. I’m going to go to Kielce for the finals, and there I anticipate to see thrilling fights. I want all of the groups good luck on the Championships,’ Kunkabaev claimed.
The Kazakh boxer was born within the metropolis of Kyzyl-Orda on the 18th of November 1991 and commenced boxing on the age of 14. Ivan Dychko was the No.1 Kazakh tremendous heavyweight (+91kg) boxer between 2010 and 2016, subsequently, Kunkabayev needed to transfer forward within the nationwide rating step-by-step to handle to contain himself in the primary group.
His time within the nationwide group got here after the Rio Olympic Video games however till that he collected an enormous variety of worldwide competitions medals between 2010 and 2016. He grew to become Army World Champion in 2014 and claimed a silver medal within the World Army Video games one yr later apart from his duties within the World Sequence of Boxing.
Following his gold medal on the Chemistry Cup in Germany, he achieved silver on the Tashkent 2017 ASBC Asian Boxing Championships the place he misplaced to solely Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov. On their rematch on the Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships, Kunkabayev eradicated the Uzbek big within the first preliminary spherical and claimed a silver medal on the occasion.
Kunkabayev returned to the World Sequence of Boxing after 15 months of a break to serve Astana Arlans Kazakhstan within the semi-finals of Season VIII in Might 2018. The 26-year-old tremendous heavyweight boxer defeated Uzbekistan’s star Bakhodir Jalolov in one in every of his final WSB appearances and continued his successful path towards England’s Solomon Dacres.
Bangkok hosted the 2019 version of the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships the place Kunkabayev was one of many favorites in his weight class. He defeated three robust rivals earlier than Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov stopped him in an thrilling and slim last in Thailand’s capital.
Kunkabayev additionally defeated three robust opponents, one in every of them by knockout, on the Ekaterinburg 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships throughout his highway to the ultimate. The Kazakh boxer achieved his subsequent world silver medal in Russia and his Uzbek opponent stopped him as soon as once more. Kunkabayev has certified for the Tokyo Olympic Video games via the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Occasion in Amman, Jordan which came about in March 2020.
Kamshybek Kunkabayev was part of the Kazakh nationwide group which attended the Cologne Boxing World Cup in Germany in March 2021. It was his newest look on the worldwide stage till as we speak. He defeated all of his rivals in Cologne and joined the finals within the tremendous heavyweight (+91kg) the place his final opponent was France’s European Video games silver medallist Mourad Aliev. The smaller Kunkabayev moved forward, landed robust jabs and returned to the worldwide boxing occasions with a gold medal.