By Alexey Sukachev
Well-known Kazakh welterweight Andrey Yeskin has tragically died this Saturday in a horrible accident in his hometown of Aktobe. According to local source Today.kz, Yeskin was trying to get over from the balcony of his apartment to the lower floor, when he fell from the height onto the ground. Yeskin, nicknamed “Bazooka” for his notable power punching and a fan-friendly aggressive style, was an accomplished amateur with 152 wins and only 15 losses. He turned pro in 1999 and compiled a nice record of 17 wins (12 inside the distance) with only six losses. Yeskin, 33 at the time of death, was also the WBC CISBB light welterweight and WBO Asia Pacific welterweight beltholder. In his last fight, the father of two was stopped in a brutal slugfest for the vacant BBU welterweight title by Russian Roman Seliverstov. Andrey is survived a wife and two infant daughters. Being a humble and diligent member of world boxing community, he will be sorely missed both in his native Kazakhstan and abroad. Fightnews send its deepest condolences to Yeskin’s family and his relatives.