Daily Report on Asian U22 Championship 2023 Bangkok Day 8 – Uzbekistan rules men’s division, retains overall title

Uzbekistan defended its overall crown in the ASBC Asian U22 Championship 2023 after lording over the men’s division on Thursday at the Huamark Indoor Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

Following the females’ five-gold haul just a day ago, the Uzbek male boxers made sure to sustain the dominance by grabbing nine of the 13 titles. Kazakhstan seized three gold medals while the Philippines took the other one.

Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, host Thailand, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam were the participating 20 countries in Bangkok. The total number of U22 boxers was 149 including 54 female and 95 male athletes in Bangkok, Thailand.

Here are the results on Day 8 featuring the men’s finals:

Dilshod Abdumurodov sparked Uzbekistan’s hot streak in the last day of competition, posting a 5-0 beatdown over Thailand’s last hope Phuthanet Rodsuk in lightweight (60kg) for his second Asian U22 trophy.

Youth world champion Jakhongir Zokirov and Jasurbek Yuldashev defended their U22 titles after tallying 5-0 thrashings of Chinese bets Tuohongdaji Aizihaier in super heavyweight (+92kg) and Halimulati Rehemandu in light heavyweight (80kg), respectively.

Asian youth winner Nusratbek Tokhirov trounced Uzbek-turned-Cambodian pug Abdulla Rajapov, 5-0, in heavyweight (92kg) while youth world bronze medalist Alokhon Abdullayev beat Kazakhstan’s Dias Molzhigitov, 4-1, in middleweight (75kg).

Nurislom Ismoilov upset Kazakhstan’s youth world champ Sabyrzhan Akkalykov, 4-1, in light middleweight (71kg) even as Shokhjakhon Abdullayev knocked down Indonesia’s Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Maikhel Roberrd Muskita en route to a 4-0 win in cruiserweight (86kg).

Meanwhile, Kazakhstan’s reigning Asian elite champion Sanzhar Tashkenbay added another gold to his cabinet by thumping Uzbekistan’s Shodiyorjon Melikuziev, 4-0, in minimumweight (48kg).

World silver finisher Makhmud Sabyrkhan sneaked past Thailand’s Sukthet Sarawut via split decision in featherweight (57kg). Sukthet used the similar tactics against Sabyrkhan as Japan’s Tomoya Tsuboi in the final of the 2021 World Boxing Championships but the Kazakh star’s impressive finish decided their close fight.

Asian Youth Champion Nursultan Altynbek battered the Philippines’ Flint Jara, 5-0, in bantamweight (54kg) to hand two more golds for Kazakhstan. Jara is a new addition in Team Philippines, he was competitive but Altynbek’s international experience paid off in their final.

Aaron Jude Bado emerged as the hero for the Philippines as he pulled off a massive 3-2 stunner over Thailand’s World Championships bronze winner Thanarat Saengphet in flyweight (51kg). Bado, the southpaw boxer, used his longer reach better in the second round and he delivered the main sensation of the day of the finals.

The list of the male winners at the ASBC Asian U22 Boxing Championships Bangkok2023
Men’s 48kg: Sanzhar Tashkenbay, Kazakhstan
Men’s 51kg: Aaron Jude Bado, Philippines
Men’s 54kg: Nursultan Altynbek, Kazakhstan
Men’s 57kg: Makhmud Sabyrkhan, Kazakhstan
Men’s 60kg: Dilshod Abdumurodov, Uzbekistan
Men’s 63.5kg: Shakhboz Yunusaliyev, Uzbekistan
Men’s 67kg: Bekzhod Khamidov, Uzbekistan
Men’s 71kg: Nurislom Ismoilov, Uzbekistan
Men’s 75kg: Alokhon Abdullayev, Uzbekistan
Men’s 80kg: Jasurbek Yuldashev, Uzbekistan
Men’s 86kg: Shokhjakhon Abdullayev, Uzbekistan
Men’s 92kg: Nusratbek Tokhirov, Uzbekistan
Men’s +92kg: Jakhongir Zokirov, Uzbekistan

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