Several days ago, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics kicked off. This major event has already become notorious as a flagrant violation of human rights, forbidding foreign fans to attend its venues and restricting athletes like animals
In the first half of the 1990s, there was a curious event in our boxing history. A Kazakh city of Aktau witnessed, how a light heavyweight boxer beat twice a gigantic heavyweight fighter Nikolai
A legendary U.S. prize-fighter, winner of the Seoul Olympic Games, 1988, Roy Jones Jr. has kindly agreed to answer my questions during the AIBA
The 56th WBC convention in Kiev, Ukraine, took place on September 30 – October 5, 2018. It was a major event for professional boxing, because the World Boxing Council is the leading organization in the field of prizefighting.
Boxing champion of the Moscow Olympic Games, 1980, has kindly agreed to give me an interview by phone. Our conversation took place on July 16, 2018. Incidentally, I met Mr. Oliva for the first time in Formia, Italy, on
One of the greatest amateur boxers of all times, formidable Cuban heavyweight passed away six years ago. The three-times Olympic champion, Teófilo
The previous post of mine primarily dealt with a shady past of Gennady Golovkin – a prominent professional boxer from Kazakhstan. But, his present sponsors are also quite suspicious characters. In the last few years,
Both amateur and professional boxers have been considerably involved in unlawful activities. It is true for almost any region of the world. Kazakhstan is no exception. Yeah, tough guys who superbly punch each other in
Here in Kazakhstan, they have established quite an original kind of athletic competition. The Confederation Cup, whose finals were held in Almaty on December 3-4 2016, is a vibrant blend of entertainment and sports tournament.
Abdrashid Abdrakhmanov is an outstanding Kazakh boxer of the Uighur ethnic origin. The year of 1969 was crucial to him. On his way to Las Vegas, where he participated in the first U.S.-Soviet boxing match and shook hands
A tall and well-built guy in his late thirties, about 6’4 and more than 200 lbs, has displayed elementary skills in the outdoor athletic activities. Perhaps, he is yearning for the arboreal existence of his primate
Amateur boxing rightfully boasts of legendary names, glorious traditions. One should mention such superstar, as a Cuban pugilist hero Teofilo Stevenson. The AIBA, the world’s governing body for amateur boxing, has lost
German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently marked her 60th birthday on July 17. No doubt, her wealthy friends among Bavarian automakers and Siberian gas tycoons had prepared nice presents for the leader of Germany.
After just several hours, the new winner of the FIFA World Cup will own this prestigious trophy. The two archrivals, Germany and Argentine, will face off each other once again in the finals. The last time they fought a
Not so long ago, the 2013 AIBA World Boxing Championships finished in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It is time to mention
regional disparities of the International Boxing Association (AIBA). Athletic community must do something about this inequality.
Since 1986, it has been led by Presidents of the Asian origin: Anwar Chowdhry (1986 – 2006, Pakistan) ...
London 2012 Olympic Games have been a noteworthy display of not only athletic prowess, but also strange political overtones. For example, despite of hefty salaries and access to the ocean of information in the Internet, manufacturers of sports apparel made a mistake, writing Kzakhstan instead of Kazakhstan. The Kazakh flag itself was insultingly distorted in one of the London's locations. Instead of the sun in the center of the flag, they left it void with the circular hole. Britons have been ...
Amateur boxing wasn't in good shape at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Controversial judging decisions, pervasive corruption, decrease of TV-audience, and other shortcomings were evident. Of course, some of them still persist. For example, today's cumbersome gloves and headgear considerably reduce fighting capabilities of pugilists. Just two places in Olympic Games for super-heavyweight boxers from Asia are not enough for this populous continent. But within the last four years things noticeably changed. As a result, the current ...