Athlete of December – Hasanboy Dusmatov
Athlete of December – Hasanboy Dusmatov
Asia’s historically strong boxing country Uzbekistan regained its great place among the top nations of the globe after the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships where their team claimed six medals, three silvers and three bronzes furthermore following their performance in the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships.
Uzbekistan’s Hasanboy Dusmatov won the gold medal at the Rio Test Event with amazing performance once again after his triumph at the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok, therefore the staff of the Asian Boxing Confederation chosed him as ASBC Athlete of December.
Uzbekistan’s new sensation at the Light Flyweight class (49 kg) Hasanboy Dusmatov was born in the city of Andizhan on June 24 in 1993. He began his boxing career very early at the of 11 in Andizhan where Uzbekistan’s excellent sport academy of boxing is located. He is studying in the Andizhan State University and he is in the strong Uzbek boxing school where all of the age groups are in the world class level.
Hasanboy Dusmatov won the gold medal at the 2011 Uzbek Youth National Championships and he was quickly involved to the national elite team. He claimed silver at the Kulibayev Tournament, bronze in the Sidney Jackson Memorial Tournament but won the titles in the Makar Mazay Memorial Tournament in Ukraine and also in the Kadyrov Memorial Tournament in Grozniy, Russia all in 2012 at the age of 19.
Following his next great tournaments in 2013 unbeaten Uzbekistan’s Hasanboy Dusmatov robbed into the world of boxing in 2013 when he won the Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia. He defeated strong boxers from Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Mongolia and Korea in that event and has been crowned in the important competition.
Dusmatov defeated Kazakhstan’s Birzhan Zhakipov in a preparation event in Astana but on their re-match in Almaty at the 2013 AIBA World Boxing Championships he lost by points in a heroic battle. Dusmatov was invited by the Ukrainian Otamans franchise and competed in the Season IV and Season V in the World Series of Boxing. He won all of his eight WSB bouts in 2014 and in 2015 and almost qualified to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games ranking as No.2 at the Light Flyweight class (49 kg).
During his great march in the World Series of Boxing Dusmatov defeated China’s young star Lu Bin in the Incheon 2014 Asian Games where he missed the medal as Philippines’ London 2012 Olympian Mark Anthony Barriga stopped him in the quarter-finals. Dusmatov had also an unexpected loss in the 2014 Uzbek National Championships where he was defeated by Abdulla Kuchkarov therefore he raised his activities in the training sessions.
Following his great WSB performance in Season V the 22-year-old Uzbek boxer won the gold medal at the Chemistry Cup in Germany which was a preparation event this July. In this strong European competition he defeated Polish, Korean and Mongolian boxers dominating all of his contests.
Dusmatov eliminated AIBA Teamâ€™s Laishram Devendro Singh in the semi-final of the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok and had to meet with Philippinesâ€™ Southeast Asian Games silver medallist new sensation Rogen Ladon. He had to reduce the fighting distance against his taller Filipino opponent but Dusmatov had clear punches in the final round and deserved the gold medal in the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok which was his career highlight.
Dusmatov qualified to the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships but sensationally he lost his opening bout to Azerbaijan’s tall Rufat Huseynov which contest was a real tactical one. The Uzbek boxer was more than disappointed after that loss but he is strong in mind and focused to his next event, their National Championships where he won the gold medal after beating Nodirjon Mirzaakhmedov in the final.
Uzbekistan’s defending ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Champion Hasanboy Dusmatov eliminated an Indian hope, Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympian teenager Shyam Kumar Kakara winning the contest by large margin of difference in the semi-final of the Rio Test Event in Brazil. Dusmatov continued his excellent winning series against Brazil’s APB boxer and AMBC American Confederation Champion Patrick Lourenco which delivered for him a gold medal at the Rio Test Event.