Eight ASBC medallists won the titles in the Uzbekistan Women’s Youth National Cup in Urgench

The Uzbekistan Women’s Youth & Junior National Cup was held in the city of Urgench in the western part of the country. Twelve champions have been crowned in the youth part of the competitions and among them eight won already medals in the junior or youth age groups in the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships.

The capital city of the Khorezm region, Urgench is located on the Amu Darya river in the Western part of the country near to the border with Turkmenistan and hosted several national competitions in the recent years.

The Uzbek girls amazed in the Kielce 2021 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships and these boxers are already in their elite and U22 national teams. The younger Uzbek girls also impressed at the Dubai 2021 ASBC Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships this August. Their former youth stars and champions of these events including Feruza Kazakova, Sabina Bobokulova, Fozil Fayziyeva, and Nigina Uktamova will have the realistic chance to attend in the upcoming ASBC Asian U22 Boxing Championships on January 2022.

Following the ASBC Championships in Dubai, their youngest hopes won titles and several medals at the Commonwealth of Independent States Junior Games in Kazan, Russia this September. Their boxers competed in other international tournaments as well in 2021 therefore the Uzbek girls are experienced and ready to show their very best at the National Cup in Urgench.

Boxers who were born in 2004 and in 2005 are eligible to attend at the Uzbekistan Women’s Youth National Cup. The number of the youth boxers in Urgench was 98 and among them there are 13-13 participants at the featherweight (57kg) and at the lightweight (60kg).

Andizhan’s Saidakhon Rakhmonova caused a top sensation in the Youth National Cup when she defeated Samarkand’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion 16-year-old Gulsevar Ganiyeva at the minimumweight (48kg). Tashkent’s ASBC Asian Women’s Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist Robiyakhon Bakhtiyorova also impressed in the recent international competitions as Ganiyeva but she was able to take the title of the light flyweight (50kg) in Urgench where she defeated Iroda Kamiljanova.

Tashkent’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Shakhina Nematova was the top favourite for the gold medal at the flyweight (52kg) but she lost to Khumora Mamajonova in the quarter-finals which was the next top sensation of the Youth National Cup. Mamajonova was stopped by Namangan’s Laylo Fozilova in the semi-finals who won the entire weight class in Urgench following her last success over ASBC Asian Women’s Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Mukhlisa Khushvaktova.

Karakalpakstan’s Rano Muratbayeva had already international experiences and she controlled all of her contests including the final against Samarkand’s Shokhsanam Safarova while another former junior national team member, ASBC Asian Women’s Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist Guldana Tuleubergenova achieved only bronze at the bantamweight (54kg). Tashkent region’s Rukhshona Uktamova is a super talented boxer who has got three years of international experiences and these paid off against Andizhan’s Raykhona Pozilova in the final of the featherweight (57kg).

One of the most excited finals to be expected between Karakalpakstan’s ASBC Asian Women’s Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Mokhira Akhmedova and Surkhondarya’s former junior national team member Mukhlisa Tokhirova at the lightweight (60kg). The latter found the best fighting distance in their attractive final earlier and won one of the most difficult contests in Urgench. Khorezm’s Sitora Bakhodirova was too strong for her opponents at the light welterweight (63kg), Zulaykhon Nomonova was also not able to stop her.

Ferghana’s Feruza Alijonova prepared hard against her top national rivals and her hard work delivered for the young talent a success over Shakhnoza Ergasheva at the welterweight (66kg). Dzhizak’s Aziza Zokirova is a genius, she is ASBC Asian Youth Champion and ASBC Asian Junior Champion from the previous years. The 17-year-old boxer stopped Nodira Isanova in the final of the light middleweight (70kg) and continued her winning path.

Samarkand’s Rashida Sadinova achieved her first major title, she triumphed over Khorezm’s Khavvajon Ibragimova at the middleweight (75kg). Khorezm’s 16-year-old Oltinoy Satimbayeva won her first youth national title, she stopped all of her opponents and proved fantastic strength on these appearances. Dzhizak’s second gold medal was achieved by a national team member, 17-year-old Sakhobat Khusanova who was too strong for ASBC Asian Women’s Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Khadijabonu Ergasheva in the last youth final of the National Cup.

List of the youth winners in the Uzbekistan Women’s National Cup
48kg: Saidakhon Rakhmonova
50kg: Robiyakhon Bakhtiyorova
52kg: Laylo Fozilova
54kg: Rano Muratbayeva
57kg: Rukhshona Uktamova
60kg: Mukhlisa Tokhirova
63kg: Sitora Bakhodirova
66kg: Feruza Alijonova
70kg: Aziza Zokirova
75kg: Rashida Sadinova
81kg: Oltinoy Satimbayeva
+81kg: Sakhobat Khusanova

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