- 26 years
- AIBA Class
One of Kazakhstan’s most decorated boxers, Yeleussinov kickstarted his career with gold in the 2010 Asian Games, and enjoyed a remarkable 2013 when he triumphed in both the AIBA World Championships, and the Asian Championships.
Yeleussinov made the transition to WSB with consummate ease last season, and has continued his excellent form in the fifth instalment of the competition as well. A classy points win over Argentina’s Luis Alberto Veron was followed by one of the most enthralling matches of the season in the semi-finals against Iagub Nuriev.
In that bout, Yeleussinov displayed a steely toughness which he had not needed to use before, and that ruggedness alongside his speed and technical ability makes him one of the most dangerous Welterweights on the planet.
Taking inspiration from boxers such as the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard, the Kazakh star has ambitions to further develop boxing in his home country, while his own personal aspirations include becoming an Olympic gold medalist and earning the coveted Val Barker Trophy in the process.
A second Asian Games gold medal in 2014 proved that Yeleussinov is able to replicate his form against a myriad of different opposition, and he will be hoping to maintain his undefeated WSB record in the Finals.
|May 24, 2015||Nuriev Iagub||2:1||Win - WP 2:1|
|April 11, 2015||FLAZ GUILLEN Nicklaus||0:0||Win - WO|
|February 21, 2015||VERON Luis||3:0||Win - WP 3:0|
|March 1, 2014||SIMONYAN Zhora||0:0||Win - WP|