Eight of the eleven female winners of the Uzbekistan Elite National Championships are still in the U22 age group

The eleven finals were held in the Uzbekistan Women’s Elite National Championships at the Universal Sports Palace in Tashkent. Eight out of the eleven gold medallists are still in the U22 age group and many of the winners earned their first elite titles. Tashkent will be hosting the first edition of the ASBC Asian U22 Boxing Championships next January and their young women boxers proved their best to be there in the upcoming event.

Uzbekistan’s young female talents have done amazing breakthrough during the 2021 international competitions. Their boxers earned record number of six medals in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Kielce, Poland this April and also impressed in the Dubai 2021 ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships. Most of these talents earned gold and silver medals in the new edition of their Women’s Elite National Championships.

The management of the Uzbekistan Boxing Federation invited neutral officials and referees to officiate the Elite National Championships. Scotland’s experienced ITO, Mr. Andrew Caulfield and Ukraine’s Mr. Igor Biletskyi worked in the Uzbekistan Elite National Championships as Evaluators.

The following AIBA 3-stars Referees & Judges were invited to work in the Uzbekistan Elite National Championships: Ms. Zhamila Borkoeva of Kyrgyzstan, Mr. Luca Vadilonga of Italy, Mr. Jakov Peterson of Estonia, Mr. Yasar Cinar of Turkey, Mr. Emil Gurbanaliyev of Azerbaijan, Mr. Dmytro Lazarev of Ukraine, Mr. Sidali Mokretari of Algeria and Mr. Wilfredo Vasquez of Cuba.

Altogether 64 female boxers attended in the women’s part of the national event from all of the regions, Karakalpakstan and the cities of Uzbekistan following the regional selections. The women boxers could compete in 11 weight categories from the 48kg up to the 81kg divisions in Tashkent. Boxers who were born between 1981 and 2003 were eligible to attend in the Uzbekistan Women’s Elite National Championships in 2021.

Bukhara’s ASBC Asian Youth Champion Farzona Fozilova is only 18-year-old but she has got amazing technical skills to beat all of her rivals at the minimumweight (48kg). Fozilova met in the final of the national event with 19-year-old Marzhona Savriyeva who defeated the defending champion Gulasal Sultonalieva in the semi-finals. Fozilova was confident in most of the exchanges and her footwork delivered for her a gold medal in Tashkent.

Bukhara’s ASBC Asian Youth Champion Sabina Bobokulova is only 18-year-old as Fozilova but she also had the skills and energetic attacks to beat Andizhan’s CISM Military World Boxing Championships bronze medallist experienced Aziza Yokubova in the final of the flyweight (50kg). Tashkent region’s 24-year-old Tursunoy Rakhimova not only qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games but she proved her best performance in Japan. The promising boxer controlled her final against teenage talent Feruza Kazakova and earned the gold medal of the light bantamweight (52kg).

Samarkand’s AIBA Women’s Youth World Champion 18-year-old Nigina Uktamova defeated Andizhan’s Nozimakhon Bulturova in the final of the bantamweight (54kg) while Sitora Shogdarova achieved only bronze medal this time. Samarkand’s next sensation Sitora Turdibekova was also medallist in Kielce and she claimed gold at the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships on May. The 19-year-old boxer bagged the title of the featherweight (57kg) after beating Rashida Tagirova of Karakalpakstan.

Kashkadarya’s Raykhona Kodirova was quarter-finalist at the Tokyo Olympic Games and she had the experience to beat her 19-year-old opponent, Dilfuza Bekova in the final of the lightweight (60kg). Ferghana’s AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships silver medallist Mokhinabonu Abdullaeva moved down to the light welterweight (63kg) but she was still too strong for Ziyoda Yarashova.

Dzhizak’s Khadijabonu Abdullaeva was bronze medallist in the AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships in Kielce and she spent a short time in the ring against Sirga Bisenbayeva. The referee confirmed her RSC success in the first round in the welterweight (66kg) final and Abdullaeva bagged her next national title at the age of 19. Navbakhor Khamidova developed rapidly in the recent one and half year which she proved against Dilorom Najimova of Tashkent.

Kashkadarya’s Mavluda Mavlonova also progressed impressively and earned the gold medal at the CISM World Military Boxing Championships therefore she was too strong for Dzhizak’s Mashkhura Soliboyeva at the middleweight (75kg). Khorezm’s AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Sokhiba Ruzmetova won the eleventh title of the National Championships after beating Namangan’s Mumtozbegim Kosimova.

List of the winners in the Uzbekistan Women’s Elite National Championships
Women’s 48kg: Farzona Fozilova
Women’s 50kg: Sabina Bobokulova
Women’s 52kg: Tursunoy Rakhimova
Women’s 54kg: Nigina Uktamova
Women’s 57kg: Sitora Turdibekova
Women’s 60kg: Raykhona Kodirova
Women’s 63kg: Mokhinabonu Abdullaeva
Women’s 66kg: Khadijabonu Abdullaeva
Women’s 70kg: Navbakhor Khamidova
Women’s 75kg: Mavluda Mavlonova
Women’s 81kg: Sokhiba Ruzmetova

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