ASBC Asian Champion Bakhodur Usmonov won the title in the Tajikistan National Championships
The annual Tajikistan National Boxing Championships was held in their capital city in Dushanbe where their elite female and male boxers fought for the titles. The newly crowned ASBC Asian Champion Bakhodur Usmonov won the title of the event as the main star but Mizhgona Samadova, Shoira Zulkaynarova, Davlat Boltayev, Nekruz Salimov and Bakhtovar Sagizov also proved their developments in Dushanbe.
The Tajikistan National Boxing Championships was held in 13 weight classes in Dushanbe where the women athletes found for five, the men boxers eight titles. Tajikistan’s national boxing team attended in the last edition of the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok and wrote new history to their boxing pages.
The 30 best female boxers could attend in the Tajikistan National Boxing Championships where the first title was achieved by Sumaiya Kosimova who joined to the elite age group this January and the 18-year-old boxer quickly adopted the strength of the punches. She moved up to the flyweight (51kg) but defeated former champions as Rukhafzo Khaknazarova and Farida Samiyeva as well.
Mizhgona Samadova won gold medal at the Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat but since then she switched to boxing and claimed her next national title at the featherweight (57kg). The strong boxer eliminated Farzona Sharipova in the semi-final and continued her winning series against Madina Abdulkholikzoda in the final.
Tajikistan’s most experienced female boxer ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships bronze medallist Shoira Zulkaynarova was quarter-finalist in the New Delhi 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. The 24-year-old boxer moved back to the lightweight (60kg) but she stopped all of her opponents including Farzona Karimova.
Idimokh Kholova was also born in 2000 as Sumaiya Kosimova and the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist claimed her first elite national title after beating Nilufar Boboyorova at the welterweight (69kg). Nodira Karimova of Khatlon region delivered a small surprise in the women’s part of the Tajikistan National Championships where she won the gold medal at the middleweight (75kg) while the main favourite Mizhgona Boboyeva lost her quarter-final.
Altogether 82 male boxers fought for the gold medals in Dushanbe where the first one was captured by Shukhrat Sabzaliyev who returned to the boxing events and defeated Dilshod Okilov in the final. Bakhtovar Sagizov moved up one category and met for the title of the featherweight (57kg) with former AIBA Junior World Champion Asror Vokhidov. Sagizov proved his strong developments and stopped his opponent with world class performance.
Bakhodur Usmonov won Tajikistan’s first Asian title since 2011 and became the winner of the light welterweight (64kg) at the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok on April 26. The 21-year-old boxer impressed once again in Dushanbe and his dominancy over his opponents meant that Usmonov defended the national throne after beating Khudjand’s Romis Sharifzoda in the final.
Three boxers arrived to the Tajikistan National Boxing Championships to win the welterweight (69kg) but these international level boxers as 18-year-old Abdumalik Boltayev, Akbar Safarov and Shokhrukh Oganazarov all failed to win the title. Dushanbe’s Amirjon Nazarov is not the most experienced ones in the category but he defeated Safarov and teenage talent Boltayev as well in the national event.
Dushanbe’s Bakhtiyar Mirzomukhammad is attending in the international events since 2010 but he had to do his very best to beat Amman 2013 ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships silver medallist Navruz Jafoev in the final of the middleweight (75kg). Youth National Champion Nekruz Salimov delivered a sensation win at the light heavyweight (81kg) where his final opponent was AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Akhmadjon Saidov.
Davlat Boltayev shocked Tajikistan’s veteran two-time Olympian and Asian Games winner Jakhon Qurbonov in the semi-final of the heavyweight (91kg) and the 20-year-old talent continued his tough performance in the final against Bakhodur Boyev. Former Youth Olympian Siyovush Zukhurov won all of his national events at the super heavyweight (+91kg) in the recent years and he controlled his final over Daler Sulaymonov defending his throne in Dushanbe.
List of the winners in the Tajikistan National Championships
Women’s 51kg: Sumaiya Kosimova
Women’s 57kg: Mizhgona Samadova
Women’s 60kg: Shoira Zulkaynarova
Women’s 69kg: Idimokh Kholova
Women’s 75kg: Nodira Karimova
Men’s 52kg: Shukhrat Sabzaliyev
Men’s 57kg: Bakhtovar Sagizov
Men’s 63kg: Bakhodur Usmonov
Men’s 69kg: Amirjon Nazarov
Men’s 75kg: Bakhtiyar Mirzomukhammad
Men’s 81kg: Nekruz Salimov
Men’s 91kg: Davlat Boltayev
Men’s +91kg: Siyovush Zukhurov
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