Serik Konakbayev

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Serik Konakbayev
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Serik Konakabayev (left) and Jose Aguilar
Medal record
Men’s Boxing
Representing  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1980 Moscow Light Welterweight
World Amateur Championships
Silver medal – second place 1982 Munich Welterweight
European Amateur Championships
Gold medal – first place 1979 Cologne Light Welterweight
Gold medal – first place 1981 Tampere Welterweight

Serik Kerimbekovich Konakbaev (Kazakh: Серік Керімбекұлы Қонақбаев; Russian: Серик Керимбекович Конакбаев; born October 25, 1959 in Pavlodar, Kazakh SSR) is a retired Kazakh amateur boxer, who represented the USSR at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union. There he won the silver medal in the light welterweight division (– 63.5 kg), after being defeated in the final by Patrizio Oliva of Italy. Two years later he once again captured the silver medal, this time at the World Championships in Munich, West Germany. In 1992, Konakbayev became honorary president of Kazakhstan Boxing Federation, and in 1999, Konakbayev also became a member of the Kazakhstan parliament.

Olympic results[edit]

Konakbaev (right) and Mark Breland (left) in 2010


External links[edit]

  • Article by Kyle McLachlan (Bad Left Hook, February 15, 2015).