There hasn't been much Kazakh boxing news this past week, though one story that broke in the last day or so is that 2017 World Amateur Champion Kairat Yeraliyev [ÒÐ°Ð¹ÑÐ°Ñ ÐÑÓÐ»Ð¸ÐµÐ²] has married Assem Eraliev this past Friday in Shymkent.
The former amateur standout, who some have suggested will turn professional in the neat future, is one of the elite amateur Bantamweights and at 27 years old is likely to be considering his future in the sport. Part of that is due to the horrendous decision he had against him at the Asian Games in Jakarta, with some officials personally apologising to him for how poor the judging was.
The wedding was attended by fellow fighters Adilbek Niyazymbetov and Berik Abdrakhmanov, both part of the Kazakh amateur team along with Yeraliyev.
We would like to congratulate the couple and wish them a long and fruitful marriage going forward, and from a boxing point of view we do hope that Yeraliyev turns professional sooner rather than later.