Incredible sensational triumphs in the Uzbekistan Youth National Championships in Almalik
Uzbekistan Boxing Federation hosted its Youth National Boxing Championships in the city of Almalik which is located near to the boarder of Tajikistan. Their new edition of the Youth National Championships delivered incredible sensations in Almalik where their newcomers all defeated the previous champions and stars.
The Uzbek Youth National Games was taking place in the city of Dzhizak on May and following that event their second national youth event was held in Almalik. AIBA Junior World Champion Bilolbek Mirzarakhimov, ASBC Asian Youth Champion Profsor Rorimsha and another ASBC Asian Youth Champion Samandar Kholmurodov could not win their weight classes in Almalik following their unexpected losses.
Uzbekistan topped the team rankings in the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships which was held in Bangkok, Thailand in July 1-7 but among those winners only Rajabboy Atanazarov was able to win the title in home environment in Almalik where 11 new champions were crowned.
The first gold medal of the Uzbek Youth National Championships was won by 17-year-old Sahrullo Shirinov who won the pinweight (46kg) in the event. The second gold medal was taken by Khudoynazar Fayzov who shocked more experienced international boxer Sadirbek Kamolmirzayev in the final of the light flyweight (49kg) which was the first surprise of the Uzbek Youth National Championships.
Dzhizak’s ASBC Asian Youth Champion Samandar Kholmurodov celebrated his 17th birthday only in August but he was a strong favourite in his new flyweight (52kg) in Almalik. Kholmurodov was not enough quick in the final against Tashkent region’s Uzbek Junior National Cup winner Abdumalik Khalokov who achieved silver in the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Bangkok this July.
Tashkent region’s Beket Makhmutov Youth Cup bronze medallist Zoyirjon Jumanazarov claimed the gold medal in the Uzbekistan Youth National Cup in November 2015 and competed for the country successfully also in the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Bangkok. The 18-year-old bantamweight (56kg) boxer lost to Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament quarter-finalist Ramazon Ziyatov in the semi-final wile the gold of the category was won by Mujibullo Tursunov.
Bukhara’s AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships bronze medallist and Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament winner Halimbek Utegenov moved up to the lightweight (60kg) in the recent two months and marched to the final of the event with tough performance in Almalik. The 17-year-old experienced boxer did not find the best fighting distance in the final against Sardorbek Ganiyev and achieved only silver medal in the event.
Ferghana’s Bilolbek Mirzarakhimov won the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships in 2015, the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in 2016 and claimed silver in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships six months ago. Mirzarakhimov moved up to the light welterweight (64kg) but following his strong success over Bukhara’s ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist Saidjamshid Jafarov, he was defeated by Tashkent region’s national team member Jakhongir Rakhmonov who delivered the main surprise of the whole event.
Farkhod Nematov had a few good results in the national level as junior but his gold medal at the welterweight (69kg) was another big surprise in Almalik. The 18-year-old boxer eliminated Ferghana’s Mangiberdi Abdurasulov already in the quarter-final and following that ASBC Asian Youth Champion Farrukh Ilkhamov also did not advance to the final. Nematov used up his great chance and defeated Zakirkhodja Madiyev in the gold medal bout.
Khorezm’s ASBC Asian Youth Champion Rajabboy Atanazarov competed also in international events in Russia and in Kazakhstan therefore he was enough experienced to do big things in the final of the Youth National Championships. The 18-year-old middleweight (75kg) boxer eliminated Junior National Champion Navo Tamazov in the semi-final and continued his winning path against AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships silver medallist Dilshod Ruzmetov.
Bukhara’s Abdukarim Farmonov moved up to the light heavyweight (81kg) following the Youth National Games but he exceeded the previous expectations with his success in Almalik. The 18-year-old boxer defeated Javokhir Tugaymuratov in the semi-final and did enough to beat Yakhyokhon Saidkhonov in the final of the national event.
Ferghana’s Jasurbek Mukimjonov also proved his best ever performance when he defeated ASBC Asian Youth Champion and AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships bronze medallist powerful Bukhara’s Profsor Rorimsha in the final of the heavyweight (91kg). Ferghana’s Abdulaziz Mukhammadaminov lost to his big rival Abboskhon Mirzaabdullayev in the junior events but this time he was able to do revenge in the last final of the Uzbek Youth National Championships.
List of the winners in the Uzbekistan Youth National Championships
46kg: Sahrullo Shirinov, 2000
49kg: Khudoynazar Fayzov, 1999
52kg: Abdumalik Khalokov, 2000
56kg: Mujibullo Tursunov, 1999
60kg: Sardorbek Ganiyev, 2000
64kg: Jakhongir Rakhmonov, 2000
69kg: Farkhod Nematov, 1999
75kg: Rajabboy Atanazarov, 1999
81kg: Abdukarim Farmonov, 1999
91kg: Jasurbek Mukimjonov, 1999
+91kg: Abdulaziz Mukhammadaminov, 1999