When we talk about popular Mongolian fighters not many can rival the tough as old boots Choi Tseveenpurev [Чойжилжавын Цэвээнпүрэв], who amassed a record of 36-7-1 (24) between 1996 and 2014. During that long career he fought in Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Mongolia, China, England, Scotland, Denmark and Singapore whilst sharing the ring with the likes of Daud Yoran, Veeraphol Sahaprom and Lehlo Ledwaba.
Here he is talking about his career to MNCTV Mongolia in what's a pretty interesting find, and something that Mongolian fans will appreciate, even if others don't.
At the turn of the millennium Bekzat Sattarkhanov [Бекзат Саттарханов] was regarded as one of the most promising fighters in Kazakhstan. He had shined at the 1999 Asian Games, winning a silver medal behidn local favourite Tulkunbay Turgunov, before claiming a gold medal at the Sydney games in 2000, beating the likes of Jeffrey Mathebula and Rocky Juarez along the way.
Sadly Bekzat would be involved in a car accident on December 31st 2000 and passed away from his injuries, at the age of 20. It took one of the brightest boxing prospects on the planet away from us, far, far too early and it was clear that Sattarkhanov had a lot left to give before his passing.
Here is a documentary about Sattarkhanov, a fighter who really could have become a professional star, and perhaps an even bigger success than Gennady Golovkin. Following his death there would also be a stamp dedicated to the tfight and a sports schooled named after him.
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