Kazakh Welterweight Aslanbek Shymbergenov spectacular performance against the Uzbek Tigers Makhmud Gaipov in Week 11 of Season VI has earned Astana Arlans Kazakhstan the latest WSB Boxer of the Week award.
Shymbergenov began his boxing career at the age of 13 after taking inspiration from his older brother who is also a boxer and has been competing at senior level since 2012, in the Light Welterweight category. In 2013, Shymbergenov won a silver medal in the National Championships and a year later secured a gold medal at the Bocskai Memorial Tournament in Debrecen, his first international title.
In the end of 2014, Shymbergenov moved up to Welterweight and was crowned in the Kazakh National Championships. Consequently, Shymbergenov was enlisted in the Astana Arlans Kazakhstan WSB franchise for Season V.
Season V Shymbergenov record counts an impressive victory over Cuba Domadores’ London 2012 Olympic Champion Roniel Iglesias in WSB Season V finals infront of his home crowd.
The Kazakh was well prepared for this important final encounter between the Astana Arlans and the Uzbek Tigers’ which would define the top team of Group D. Newcomer Makhmud Gaipov was 2016 Strandja Memorial Tournament winner and with this title has proved to be a very talented boxer. However, Astana Arlans pugilist was able to keep the distance and showed his high boxing skills against the Uzbek in the second and third round.
The fourth round staged great boxing action from both sides but Shymbergenov eventually proved to be the strongest and brought another victory, which earned him the WSB Boxer of the Week 11 recognition.