Olzhas Sattibayev began boxing at the age of 13, and the 27-year-old is now one of the key fighters for the Astana Arlans Franchise. 4-1 this season with strong wins over Hamza Touba, Carlos Ascanio, Murad Rabadanov and Karen Arutyunyan, Sattibayev’s lone defeat came against the exciting Puerto Rican prospect Jeyvier Cintron.
Sattibayev rose to prominence in 2005 with victory in the AIBA Cadet World Championships, while two years later he achieved a silver medal at the AIBA Junior World Championships where he narrowly lost to a Cuban opponent in the final.
His emergence in the senior ranks was assured when he achieved a coveted bronze medal at the Kazakhstan National Championships in 2009, and that year was a very successful one for the Kazakh star as he won more medals at the Gee Bee Tournament, the Nurmagambetov Memorial Tournament and the Asian Senior Championships.
The Flyweight (52 kg) has competed in two AIBA World Championships, reaching the second preliminary round both times. His already successful career reached new heights in 2014 when he won gold at the Duisenkul Shopokov Memorial Tournament, the Great Silk Way Tournament, the Kazakh Federation Team Cup, plus the Kazakh National Championships.
After excellent performances in AOB competitions, Sattibayev continued his strong form into WSB, and he describes his teammates as a second family. With strong support from his family, he is ready for the Finals which he refers to as the Clash of Titans.