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Astana Arlans defeat Baku Fires 4:1

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Kazakhstani boxing club Astana Arlans has defeated the Azeri Baku Fires in the 10th week of the World Series Boxing, Tengrinews reports citing Vesti.kz.

In Guba, the Wolves won Fires with 3:2. 

The Astana Arlans – Baku Fires fight kicked off in Shymkent, Kazakhstan. The Director of the Arlans Serik Sapiev has been successfully implementing his plan to popularize boxing in all regions of Kazakhstan by hosting bouts in different cities.

Olzhas Sattibayev competing in the flyweight division (-52 kg) faced Murad Rabadanov in the first fight of the night. Sattibayev had a successful debut in the WSB. The young Arlan continued his victorious streak defeating the Azeri boxer with 50:45, 50:45, 50:45.

The light weight (-60 kg) boxer Zakir Safiullin did not have a successful start of his début season unlike his teammate Sattibayev. A more experienced boxer capped for the Azerbaijani club Albert Selimov outclassed Safiullin in four rounds. The Arlan boxer won the last round, but failed to win the bout. Selimov claimed the first victory for Baku Fires 1:1.

In the welterweight (-69 kg) category, Kazakh debutant Kanagat Maralov faced Parviz Bagirov. Maralov stanched the victory from his more experienced opponent with the score of 49:46, 48:47, 46:49.

Hrvoje Sep, Arlan’s Croatian boxer, fought against Belarusian Mikhail Dauhaliavets in the light heavyweight (-81 kg). Sep defeated Dauhaliavets in the 4th season of WSB. This time in Shymkent, the Croatian Arlan dominated the ring crushing his Belarusian opponent with 50:44, 50:44, 50:44.

The final bout of the night took place between the super heavyweights (+91 kg), Filip Hrgovic and Haji Murtuzaliev. Last season, although most felt that Hrgovic won the bout the win was handed to Murtuzaliev. This time around, Hrgovic was set to settle the scores with a clean KO. In the end first round, the Croatian TKOed Murtuzaliev.

The Astana Arlans defeated the Baku Fires with 4:1.

The Arlans lead with 30 points in the Group B. Next, the Wolves are travelling to the USA to face the Knockouts.

By Gyuzel Kamalova

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