Astana will host the final of the seventh season of the World Series of Boxing (WSB). The event will take place during the world specialized exhibition EXPO 2017 on July, 15 at the sports complex "Kazakhstan", the "Khabar" TV channel reports.
It is already known that the most titled teams of the series "Astana Arlans" and "Cuba Domadores" will compete for the title of the champion.
"This summer Astana is the pearl of cultural events and this fact played a role in choosing the venue for the WSB finals. It is known that Astana sports brand is the image of the capital and entire Kazakhstan, and this explains the decision to host the World Series of Boxing final fight with our Athletes in Astana. Of course, we have to express gratitude to the World Series of Boxing for trusting us as organizers", - the executive director of the Presidential Club"Astana"Amanbek Kulchikov explained.
According to Amanbek Kulchikov, during the preparation for the finals the club was negotiating with the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation and the Confederation of Sports Martial Arts and Strength Sports.
"The organization of the WSB finals is our joint work, because initially we are united by one goal - to develop Kazakhstan's boxing and form a worthy image of the country. We have worked well with these organizations and I am sure that the WSB final in Astana will be held at a high level. I think, that other cities of Kazakhstan should not be offended, considering the fact that the majority of home battles of "arlans" are always held in the regions. "Astana Arlans" is a capital club, and during such an important for the team final the guys must fight at home", - Amanbek Kulchikov.
Let us remind that "Saryarka" cycle track in Astana will host a big evening of professional boxing with the participation of domestic and foreign stars. The main event will be the battle for the title of WBC world champion. Bekman Soylibayev who owns the vacant WBC International title in the second lightweight division is considered as a likely contender for the belt from Kazakhstan. The fight will be broadcast in more than forty countries. Zhanat Zhakiyanov, Beibut Shumenov, Zhankosh Turarov and a number of other famous fighters from Kazakhstan will fight at the international exhibition site. For the WBA (Super) and IBO owner Zhakiyanov the fight will be unifying - the boxer plans to take over other belts of the main organizations such as WBC, IBF or WBO. The central match of the evening should be the battle of Kanat Islam. To speak at the evening in Astana from the US will arrive and professional boxer Dimash Niyazov who works as a police officer in New York. In addition, the ascending star of the women's professional boxing from Kazakhstan Firuza Sharipova dreams of fighting at the boxing arena. Among those wishing to attend the evening of boxing are the names of Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson and the daughter of the legendary Mohammed Ali - Leila Ali.
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