Uzbekistan bares stellar men’s team for Asian elite title defense

Uzbekistan unveiled its star-studded team for its title-retention bid in the men’s division of the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships slated on October 31 to November 13 in Amman, Jordan.

Rio Olympics champion and two-time Asian winner Hasanboy Dusmatov banners the formidable 13-man squad as the 29-year-old former professional boxer competes in the flyweight (51kg) class.

Reigning Asian champ Saidjamshid Jafarov will aim to defend his middleweight (75kg) title while youth world and Asian U22 titlist Shakhzod Muzaffarov will look to add the bantamweight (54kg) gold to his collection.

Ex-Youth Olympics and Youth World Championships winner Abdumalik Khalakov will seek to continue his ascent when he fights in the featherweight (57kg) category.

Defending Asian U22 champs Asilbek Jalilov (minimum-48kg) and Ruslan Abdullayev (light welter-63.5kg) as well as former Asian youth titlist Lazizbek Mullojonov (super heavy-+92kg) will also see action in the upcoming Asian tourney.

Uzbekistan dominated the men’s division of the previous edition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 2021 by taking home six out of the 10 gold medals along with one silver and three bronzes.

Head coach Mr. Tulkin Kilichev and his staff sent the boxers to various international events including the Strandja Memorial Tournament, Golden Belt Tournament, Elorda Cup and Kuwait International Boxing Tournament in preparation for their men’s title defense in the Asian elite meet.

Uzbekistan national team for the men’s division of the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships 2022
48kg: Asilbek Jalilov
51kg: Hasanboy Dusmatov
54kg: Shakhzod Muzaffarov
57kg: Abdumalik Khalakov
60kg: Adkhamjon Mukhiddinov
63.5kg: Ruslan Abdullayev
67kg: Asadkhudja Muydinkhudjayev
71kg: Khavasbek Asadullayev
75kg: Saidjamshid Jafarov
80kg: Odiljon Aslonov
86kg: Shokhjakhon Abdullayev
92kg: Madiyar Saydrakhimov
+92kg: Lazizbek Mullojonov

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