The Uzbek Tigers defeated the Colombians in the World Series of Boxing in Tashkent where Melikuziev returned to the actions
The fifth weekend of the World Series of Boxing was excellent for the Uzbek Tigers and the Central Asians won their second match within two days. Following the Uzbek Tigers did revenge against two-time WSB Team Champion Cuba Domadores in Tashkent with their 4-1 success the Central Asian franchise was able to beat Colombia Heroicos in the Universal Sports Complex in their capital city.
Uzbek Tigers – Colombia Heroicos 4-1
The Uzbek Tigers joined to the World Series of Boxing in Season VI when their boxers reached the Semi-finals as a new Asian franchise. The Uzbeks advanced to the Quarter-final stage of the Play-off in 2017 and only Cuba Domadores was able to stop them. The Uzbek Tigers did revenge and defeated the Cubans 4-1 on Tuesday and two days later their young line-ups dominated their next WSB match against Colombia Heroicos.
Indian Open Boxing Tournament gold medallist Khudoynazar Fayzov is a new teenage star in the Uzbek national team but he was not able to continue his strong performance from the third round against Colombia Heroicos’ veteran Ceiber David Avila. The 18-year-old Uzbek led 20:18 after the second round but the Colombian was able to turn back their flyweight (52kg) contest which was a great experience for Fayzov.
The defending Uzbek National Champion at the lightweight (60kg) Shunkor Abdurasulov won his first WSB bout in his second appearance following his Colombian opponent’s ringside abandoned their fight in the fourth round. Strandja Memorial Tournament winner and Uzbek National Champion Makhmud Gaipov dominated his welterweight (69kg) contest from the second round against Colombia Heroicos’ Alexander Rangel and the South American coaches abandoned the contest in the fourth.
Rio 2016 Olympic Games silver medallist and two-time ASBC Asian Champion Bektemir Melikuziev returned to the ring after six months of break and controlled his contest over Colombia Heroicos’ Diego Alejandro Motoa. The fourth Uzbek success was delivered by AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Bakhodir Jalolov who was in different level than Colombia’s tough Cristian Salcedo.
Uzbek Tigers vs. Colombia Heroicos 4-1
52kg: Khudoynazar Fayzov UZB – Ceiber David Avila COL 0-2
60kg: Shunkor Abdurasulov UZB – Duvan Zuleta COL AB 4th round
69kg: Makhmud Gaipov UZB – Alexander Rangel COL AB 4th round
81kg: Bektemir Melikuziev UZB – Diego Alejandro Motoa COL 3-0
+91kg: Bakhodir Jalolov UZB – Cristian Salcedo COL 3-0