ASBC President Mr. Anas Alotaiba and the whole ASBC management are sending their sincere condolences to Ismatova’s family
The President of the Asian Boxing Confederation Mr. Anas Alotaiba, furthermore and the whole ASBC management are sending their sincere condolences to Uzbekistan’s Ismatova’s family following ASBC Asian Women’s Elite Champion Ms. Guzal Ismatova passing away today due to oncological diseases following her 25th birthday.
Guzal Ismatova was born in Zaamin, Uzbekistan on January 3 in 1996 and she began her career in the local style of wrestling in kurash. She switched to boxing at the age of 16 and won her first national and regional events one year later. Ismatova has done her first breakthrough at the of 19 in the Wulanchabu 2015 ASBC Asian Women’s Boxing Championships where she defeated Kazakhstan’s favourite Lazzat Kungeibayeva and claimed silver medal at the heavyweight (+81kg).
Following her sixth national successes, she impressed at the Ho Chi Minh City 2017 ASBC Asian Women’s Boxing Championships and defeated all of her rivals including Vietnam’s Tran Thi Oanh Nhi in the final taking Uzbekistan’s first ever female continental title. Ismatova was near to get Uzbekistan’s first world medal as well but she lost in a crucial quarter-final at the New Delhi 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. She competed in her last international event in Kazakhstan in 2019.
May her soul will rest in eternal peace in Uzbekistan.
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