Bobo-Usmon Baturov won the key finals at the Uzbekistan National Boxing Championships in Samarkand
Following the semi-finals, the eight gold medal contests were held at the Uzbekistan National Boxing Championships in the historical city of Samarkand. Uzbekistan’s Olympic Games winner Hasanboy Dusmatov opened the day with a title but Bobo-Usmon Baturov has done the top result with his gold medal after beating star Ikboljon Kholdarov.
Uzbekistan topped the team rankings of the Jakarta 2018 Asian Games this August with their five gold medals and the country is ready to continue their strong results in 2019. The Uzbekistan National Boxing Championships is a selection competition for the next season of the World Series Boxing and for the ASBC and AIBA events.
The men boxers attended in the Uzbekistan National Boxing Championships in the new eight weight categories as follows: 52kg, 57kg, 63kg, 69kg, 75kg, 81kg, 91kg and +91kg. Altogether a total of 264 men’s elite athletes participated in the Uzbekistan National Boxing Championships in Samarkand.
Rio 2016 Olympic Games winner and Val Barker Trophy winner Hasanboy Dusmatov moved up to the flyweight (52kg) in the recent months and following his successful dual match in Moscow, he impressed also in Samarkand. The 25-year-old two-time ASBC Asian Champion boxer eliminated WSB hope Abrorjon Kodirov in the semi-final and he continued his wining path against Indian Open International Boxing Tournament winner 19-year-old Khudoynazar Fayzov in the final of the flyweight (52kg).
Islamic Solidarity Games winner Abdulkhay Sharakhmatov has got amazing record in the World Series Boxing and he arrived to Samarkand as one of the favourites for the gold medal at the bantamweight (56kg). His main rival Jakarta 2018 Asian Games winner Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov was eliminated by Tashkent’s ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Otabek Kholmatov in the semi-final. Sharakhmatov walked over to the gold medal as his opponent Kholmatov was unable to fight against him in the last competition day.
Tashkent region’s former AIBA Junior World Champion and winner of several international tournaments Aliyor Noraliyev defeated Bukhara’s Shukurjon Rakhimov in the semi-final of the 63kg weight class. The 23-year-old Islamic Solidarity Games winner boxer achieved the gold medal following his opponent Tashkent’s Jakarta 2018 Asian Games silver medallist Shunkor Abdurasulov was not fit to box in the title contest.
Jakarta 2018 Asian Games winner and Islamic Solidarity Games gold medallist Bobo-Usmon Baturov eliminated ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist 18-year-old Jakhongir Rakhmonov in the semi-final. The 24-year-old Baturov had hard road to the gold medal but he was able to defeat Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships silver medallist and ASBC Asian Champion Ikboljon Kholdarov who moved up to the welterweight (69kg) in the recent weeks.
Samarkand’s first gold medal in the Uzbekistan National Championships was achieved by Fanat Kakhramonov who has done revenge against Akmurod Gafforov in the semi-final of the middleweight (75kg) and he was slightly better than Bukhara’s Odiljon Aslonov in the final. Samarkand’s second title was captured by Hurshid Abdullaev who triumphed over AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships silver medallist 19-year-old Dilshodbek Ruzmetov in the final of the light heavyweight (81kg).
Rio 2016 Olympic Games bronze medallist Rustam Tulaganov of Tashkent returned to the sport and advanced to the final of the heavyweight (91kg) nut he was defeated by 21-year-old Madiyar Saidrakhimov who claimed his first elite national title following his youth gold in 2015. A new champion was crowned at the super heavyweight (+91kg) where 24-year-old Ulugbek Mubinov was slightly better than Bangkok 2014 ASBC Asian Youth Champion Obidjon Tokhirov in the eighth final of the National Championships.
List of the winners in the Uzbekistan National Boxing Championships
52kg: Hasanboy Dusmatov
57kg: Abdulkhay Sharakhmatov
63kg: Aliyor Noraliyev
69kg: Bobo-Usmon Baturov
75kg: Fanat Kakhramonov
81kg: Hurshid Abdullaev
91kg: Madiyar Saidrakhimov
+91kg: Ulugbek Mubinov
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