Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/22/13

MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 18: Domenico Valentino of the Dolce & Gabbana Milano Thunder Italian Boxing Team poses for a portrait session at Four Points Sheraton Hotel on November 18, 2010 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
Kazakhstan Lightweight (60kg) Berik Abdrakhmanov overcame a major hurdle today when he beat the talented German Robert Harutyunyan at the AIBA World Boxing Championships Almaty 2013. In addition to the Lightweights, we also had the Light Heavyweights (81kg) and Super Heavyweights (91+kg) in the ring. As usual there was plenty of action on this final day of preliminaries.   Bout of the session Lightweight Robert Harutyunyan took on sixth seed Berik Abdrakhmanov of Kazakhstan. The German punching machine was less overawed by the crowd than many others who have gone out to face boxers from the host nation so far, and this is probably thanks to his WSB experience with the German Eagles. The Kazakh however isn't just relying on intimidation from the audience to win his bouts; on the contrary he is a highly competent boxer. In round one, Abdrakhmanov had tried various methods to deal with the rampaging German and finally, by the end of round two, he had opted to stand his ground and trade...
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