ASBC Heroes – Uzbekistan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Azizbek Tojiyev is planning to follow his boxing idol, Gennadiy Golovkin

Uzbekistan’s Azizbek Tojiyev won the title of the boys’ light welterweight (63kg) at the Fujairah 2019 ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships where he was the main favourite before the start of the competition. Uzbekistan’s currently 17-year-old hope proved his skills in several other international events before Fujairah and he is one of our ASBC Heroes.

Azizbek Tojiyev was born in Kashkadarya, Uzbekistan on the 3rd of April in 2003 and began boxing with coach Mr. Shukurov in 2013 at the age of 10. The southpaw boxer trains 18 hours per week and has got more than 80 bouts already despite of his young age. He is planning to continue his boxing idol, Kazakhstan’s professional star Gennadiy Golovkin.

Tojiyev competed already in the 2016 Uzbekistan Schoolboys National Championships but his first medal came at the 2017 Uzbekistan Junior National Cup which was a bronze. Kashkadarya’s first title in the 2018 Uzbekistan Junior National Cup was surprisingly won by Azizbek Tojiyev who defeated Begali Kirgizboyev and finally another top talent Bekzod Bekmuradov as well taking his opening gold medal.

Following his silver medal at the Galib Dzhafarov Prizes Junior Tournament, Kashkadarya’s Junior National Cup winner Azizbek Tojiyev was slightly better than Ferghana’s Kamronbek Turgunboyev in the final of the light welterweight (63kg) at the 2019 Uzbekistan Junior National Championships.

The Uzbekistan Junior National Olympiad which is their Olympic Reserve School Boxing Championships was held in Tashkent in summer 2019 and used as selection competition. Boxers who were born in 2003 and in 2004 were eligible to attend in the Uzbekistan Junior National Olympiad as in all of the 2019 junior events. Kashkadarya’s Junior National Champion Azizbek Tojiyev continued his winning path and controlled his final against Andizhan’s Mirzomakhmat Mirzobekov.

Uzbekistan’s Azizbek Tojiyev was one of their best boxers in the junior age group in 2019 who impressed in all of his international tournaments in Belarus and in Kazakhstan. The Uzbek boxer began his campaign at the Fujairah 2019 ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships against Kuwait’s Barjas Al-Khaldi and he controlled also the next challenge against China’s Zhao Xianran. The 16-year-old Uzbek light welterweight (63kg) boxer had a quick RSC success against Mongolia’s Elbeg Chuuluntogtokh in the semi-finals and looked fresh in the title bout when he met with India’s Yogesh Kagra. The 16-year-old Uzbek started the bout better than his Indian opponent and landed effective jabs in the first period of their final. Tojiyev played with his Indian rival in the third round when he already enjoyed the final but kept the focus until the very end of the bout, achieving his next gold medal.

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