Shipovskiy and Sharifov were outstanding at the World Cup of Petroleum Countries Tournament

15 December 2021 News

Five competition days and one hundred-twenty bouts were held at the 18th edition of the World Cup of Petroleum Countries Tournament in Nizhnevartovsk, Russia. Russia’s Dmitriy Shipovskiy delivered a sensational success at the featherweight (57kg) in the event where Alisa Sharifov won the difficult welterweight (67kg).

The World Cup of the Petroleum Countries Tournament returned to the boxing map after two years of break. The event was held in Beloyarskiy and Khanty-Mansiysk in the previous years but relocated to the city of Nizhnevartovsk this time. The women’s and men’s elite tournament is dedicated to the memory of Farman Salmanov and welcomed boxers from various Confederations and nations from several parts of the world.

Algeria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Chile, Cyprus, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Zimbabwe sent their boxers to the competition. Altogether 34 female and 105 male boxers attended for the 19 available titles in Nizhnevartovsk, Russian Federation.

The safety of all participants, the continuous medical checks, the social distancing, the hygienic preparations, wearing masks and all of the health controls were the responsibility of the local organizers in Russia avoid any new Covid-19 cases during the new edition of the World Cup of Petroleum Countries Tournament.  

The bout of the day

The welterweight (67kg) was one of the strongest categories at the World Cup of Petroleum Countries Tournament. The 25-year-old Alisa Sharifov eliminated Tajikistan’s Shamsher Saidov and Russia’s German Pirmagomedov during his road to the final. He faced with an 18-year-old Russian boxer in the final, Magomednuri Magomedov who eliminated one of the stars, Sergey Sobylinskiy in the semi-finals. Sharifov, who had experiences from the World Series of Boxing and several other events, started the first round well against the native talent Magomedov. His teenage rival made a lot of risk in the final and Sharifov broke through his defence in the third round to win their contest.

The surprise of the day

Dmitriy Shipovskiy has done a surprise in the semi-finals of the World Cup of Petroleum Countries Tournament when he defeated Russia’s promising Sergey Yarulin. The featherweight (57kg) boxer continued his winning path in the final of the event delivering his next fantastic result in Nizhnevartovsk. The 21-year-old boxer started strongly against Russia’s former European Games winner Bakhtovar Nazirov and he was able to keep that level until the final gong.

The Round-up

The first gold medal of the whole event was achieved by Russia’s Daria Salinder who walked over to the title against her teammate Ozoda Temirova in the final of the women’s minimumweight (48kg). The second title in the event was taken by Tajikistan’s ASBC Asian Women’s Boxing Championships bronze medallist Mizhgona Samadova at the featherweight (57kg) while Mongolia’s 22-year-old promising Namuun Monkhor earned the title of the women’s lightweight (60kg) in Nizhnevartovsk.

Russia’s Saltanat Medenova competed successfully in the youth stage of boxing in 2018 and in 2019. The currently 20-year-old talent proved her very best in the final of the women’s light heavyweight (81kg) and defeated Anna Galimova which was a key selection bout between them. The women’s heavyweight (+81kg) title was earned by Diana Pyatak following her teammate, former AIBA Women’s Youth World Champion Maria Shishmareva was unable to box against her in the final.

Russia’s Igor Tsaregorodtsev achieved medals in the international tournaments especially in 2021 and the 25-year-old boxer impressed with his progress in Nizhnevartovsk. The Russian boxer was smarter than Valeriy-Talban Yegorov in the final of the minimumweight (48kg) and celebrated his next tournament success. Russia’s Bair Batlayev had to win four contests in the World Cup of Petroleum Countries Tournament but he defeated his Tajik, Estonian, Azeri and Russian rivals at the flyweight (51kg).

Russia’s 25-year-old Maksim Chernyshev delivered a sensation in the semi-finals of the men’s bantamweight (54kg) when he bowed out Kurban Bayranbekov who attended in the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Belgrade. Chernyshev was able to keep his high motivation to win the final of the category against Albert Gataullin. A 20-year-old Russian, Ivan Gorda was not the main favourite for the gold medal at the men’s lightweight (60kg) but he defeated all of his opponents in Nizhnevartovsk.

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