Daniyar Yeleussinov

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Daniyar Yeleussinov
Daniyar Yeleussinov 2016 stamp of Kazakhstan.jpg
Yeleussinov on a 2016 stamp of Kazakhstan
Statistics
Real name Данияр Маратұлы Елеусінов
Nickname(s) Kazakh Thunder
Weight(s) Welterweight
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Nationality Kazakhstani
Born (1991-03-13) 13 March 1991 (age 27)
Berezino, West Kazakhstan Region, Kazakhstan[1]
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 2
Wins 2
Wins by KO 1
Losses 0

Daniyar Yeleussinov (born 13 March 1991) is a Kazakh welterweight boxer. He competed at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and won a gold medal in 2016. He also won the 2013 welterweight world title, placing second in 2015, and gold medals at the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games.[2]

In March 2018, Yeleussinov signed a professional contract with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport and became the first Kazakh to join the stable. His professional debut was announced to take place in April 2018.

World Amateur Championships results[edit]

2011 (as a light welterweight)

2013 (as a welterweight)

2015 (as a welterweight)

Olympic Games results[edit]

2012 (as a light welterweight)

2016 (as a welterweight)

Professional career[edit]

In March 2018, Yeleussinov signed a professional contract with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport and became the first Kazakh to join the stable. His professional debut was announced to take place in April 2018.

As an amateur, Daniyar was the dominant world amateur welterweight for the last 4 years, perhaps the most successful Asian boxer over the past two years. He began boxing in 1999 and is trained by his father Marat Yeleussinov. Daniyar kickstarted his career with gold in the 2010 Asian Games, and enjoyed a remarkable 2013 when he triumphed in both the AIBA World Championships, and the Asian Championships. Twice named the AIBA Elite Men’s Boxer of the Year, he takes inspiration from legendary figures including Serik Konakbayev, Bekzat Sattarkhanov, Oscar De La Hoya and Sugar Ray Leonard, and enjoys playing football, hockey and table tennis in his spare time.

Going into the 2016 Olympics, the captain of the Kazakhstan Boxing Team was the favorite of the division, and proved his worth by winning all of his bouts via dominant 3-0 decisions including a win over undefeated top British prospect, Josh Kelly in the 2nd round. His style has been compared to Vasyl Lomachenko and Floyd Mayweather Jr. as he has outstanding hand and foot speed, he works off angles, has an impeccable defense and has tremendous power in both hands. Yeleussinov has continued his countries’ domination in one of boxing’s glamour divisions as he is the 4th straight Kazakhstan boxer to win Gold in the welterweight division, and he is the 1st of those Olympic champions to turn professional. “When I was coming up, I looked up to the welterweights who won Gold medals before me. Bakhtiyar Artayev, Bakhyt Sarsekbayev, and Serik Sapiyev were my idols,” said Yeleussinov. “I know if they ever turned professional, all three of them would have been world champion, as well as pound for pound one of the best. By signing with my management team, I know they will lead me to the pros properly, and give me the opportunity to show that Kazakhstan not only produces the best welterweights in the amateurs but also the best welterweights in the professional ranks!”

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
2 fights 2 wins 0 losses
By knockout 1 0
By decision 1 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
3 N/A N/A TBA N/A N/A 4 Aug 2018 United Kingdom Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff, Wales
2 Win 2–0 Hungary Zoltan Szabo PTS 6 6 Jun 2018 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England
1 Win 1–0 United States Noah Kidd TKO 3 (6), 2:52 28 Apr 2018 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daniyar Yelessinov. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "India duo promise record boxing medal haul". France 24. 1 August 2012. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012.