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10/17/07

Eleven Kazakh boxers to participate in largest world boxing championships in history


Eleven of Kazakhstan’s top boxers will compete in the AIBA World Boxing Championships Chicago 2007, according to a press-release by World Boxing Championships.

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The AIBA World Boxing Championships Chicago 2007, which is the opening qualifying event for the 2008 Olympic Games, begins on October 23 and finishes on November 3.

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) is a non-profit making international organization, which was founded under the name Fédération Internationale de Boxe Amateur (FIBA) in 1920.

The championship in Chicago will be a record-breaking event after the enlisting of 623 boxers from 114 countries, including a talented team from Kazakhstan, following the close of the entry deadline on August 17th. The total number of boxers and countries, which has the potential to increase due to extensions allocated by AIBA prior to the deadline, will make the AIBA World Boxing Championships Chicago 2007 the biggest World Championships in AIBA history.

The Kazakh team is packed with four medal-winners from the 2005 competition, including Serik Sapyev and Yerdos Janabergenov, who will look to defend their gold medals.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling 866-WBC-T1X1, or through Ticketmaster at 312-559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com