Uzbek Youth National Championships in Chirchik
Big surprises in the Uzbek Youth National Championships in Chirchik
The Youth National Boxing Championships of the Republic of Uzbekistan was held in the city of Chirchik which is about 32km northeast of capital city Tashkent along the Chirchik river and that venue have been helding boxing events very often.
The Uzbek youth team proved top performance in the Abbas Agalarov Youth Cup in Azerbaijan, in the Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament in Lithuania and in the Ermek Serikov Youth Memorial Tournament in Karagandy, Kazakhstan.
Boxers who were born in 1997 and in 1998 were eligible to compete in the Youth National Boxing Championships of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The competition was held in eleven weight classes from 46 kg up to the +91 kg categories and altogether 174 young boxers took part in the event in Chirchik.
The host area of the Youth National Boxing Championships of the Republic of Uzbekistan Tashkent region claimed four gold medals in the event while surprisingly Karakalpakstan also was able to get one triumph in the event. The last national event for the Uzbek youth boxers was held on February and among those eleven winners only Beksultan Raushanov and Sanjar Tursunov were able to win the gold medal again.
Golden Valley Tournament winner Abrorbek Abdusalomov moved down one weight class and claimed the first gold medal of the Youth National Boxing Championships of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The 17-year-old Pinweight class (46 kg) boxer was too smart for Kurbonboy Khaydarov and secured his career highlight in the event.
Serikov Youth Memorial Tournament silver medallist Otabek Holmatov received the second gold medal of the event following his great performance in the final of the Light Flyweight class (49 kg) where he defeated Jakhongir Baltabayev while current Youth National Champion Hasanboy Latibokhunov claimed bronze this time in Chirchik.
Ravshanbek Aminov of Karakalpakstan was bronze medallist at the Uzbek Youth National Games in Namangan one year ago but the 18-year-old boxer did a big surprise in the Youth National Boxing Championships of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Chirchik when he defeated ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist Oybek Jurayev in the gold medal bout of the Flyweight class (52 kg).
Youth National Games silver medallist Beksultan Raushanov delivered one of main surprise of the Uzbek Youth National Championships in spite of the fact he won gold at the Flyweight class (52 kg) on February. The 18-year-old boxer moved up one category and unexpectedly he was able to beat Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games silver medallist Sulaymon Latipov in the final while Junior National Champion Shunkor Abdurasulov bagged bronze in Chirchik.
Danas Pozniakas Youth Memorial Tournament winner Boburmirzo Tolibov is member of the national team since 2012 and did not give any chance to Ulugbek Komilov in the final of the Lightweight class (60 kg). Matviychuk Junior Memorial Tournament silver medallist Shokhrukh Vakhobov of Ferghana could not get any title in the recent two years but now he was able to win the Light Welterweight class (64 kg) in Chirchik after beating Ziyodbek Urolov of Andizhan.
ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist Muzaffar Rashidov was too strong in the final of the Welterweight class (69 kg) for Bekzat Sattarkhanov Youth Memorial Tournament bronze medallist Stepan Partnov who moved up a category since April while defending champion Ulugbek Sobirov of Andizhan was eliminated in the semi-finals.
Tashkent region’s Madiyar Saidrakhimov arrived to the venue of the Uzbek Youth National Championships as unknown athlete in the international level but he was able to get the title at the Middleweight class (75 kg). He defeated Heydar Aliyev Junior Cup bronze medallist Shokhrukhbek Rustamov in the final while ASBC Asian Youth Champion and AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships bronze medallist star Kozimbek Mardonov was the favourite but secured only a bronze in the national event.
Sanjar Tursunov and Mironshokh Mavlonov both claimed silver medal in the 2014 Heydar Aliyev Junior Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan and the two 17-year-old hope fought for the gold medal of the Light Heavyweight class (81 kg). Tursunov defended his throne over the Bukhara-based boxer while Serikov Youth Memorial Tournament winner favourite Bakhromjon Fozilov bagged only a bronze in Chirchik.
Uzbek Junior National Championships silver medallist 17-year-old Shokhruz Rakhimov did another big surprise in the event in Chirchik where he defeated the No.1 of the Heavyweight class (91 kg) Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament winner and ASBC Asian Youth Champion Obidjon Tokhirov.
AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Eldar Merzhanov moved up three weight classes in the recent one year but he proved his skills once again in the Tashkent region’s event. The 18-year-old Tashkent-based Super Heavyweight class (+91 kg) boxer defeated Alisher Dustov in the semi-final and Giyozjon Iminjanov in the final day and secured his next national title.
Winners in the Uzbek Youth National Championships
46 kg: Abrorbek Abdusalomov
49 kg: Otabek Holmatov
52 kg: Ravshanbek Aminov
56 kg: Beksultan Raushanov
60 kg: Boburmirzo Tolibov
64 kg: Shokhrukh Vakhobov
69 kg: Muzaffar Rashidov
75 kg: Madiyar Saidrakhimov
81 kg: Sanjar Tursunov
91 kg: Shokhruz Rakhimov
+91 kg: Eldar Merzhanov