The Uzbekistan Women’s Youth & Junior National Cup is underway with the participation of 229 girls in the city of Urgench

The Uzbekistan Women’s Youth & Junior National Cup began the city of Urgench where altogether 204 contests will be held until the finals. 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 next January.

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. Their younger talents from the 2006 and 2007 age groups can compete in the level of the Uzbekistan Women’s Junior National Cup. ASBC Asian Junior Champion Oysha Toirova is unbeaten this year and the 15-year-old boxer is planning to earn her next title in Urgench.

One of the biggest names of the event is Aziza Zokirova who claimed gold in Fujairah as junior and in Dubai as youth boxer. Gulsevar Ganiyeva, Robiyakhon Bakhtiyorova, Shakhina Nematova, Rano Muratbayeva, Guldana Tileubergenova, Rukhshona Uktamova, Mokhira Akhmedova, Mukhlisa Tokhirova, Sitora Bakhodirova, Shakhnoza Ergasheva and Oltinoy Satimbayeva are the most experienced youth girls in Urgench. Altogether 131 junior girls are attending in the National Cup for the 13 available titles and the smallest pinweight (46kg) is the most popular category with the participation of 28 boxers. This is an all-time record in Uzbekistan’s women’s boxing life, never happened in the past that the country had such huge amount of girls in one category. The number of the youth boxers in Urgench is 98 and among them there are 13-13 participants at the featherweight (57kg) and at the lightweight (60kg).

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